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Old 04-04-2019, 06:27 AM
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Just a couple of random comments from my experience:
1. Goo Gone works even better than Prep-Sol to remove adhesive residue.

2. 3M Primer 94 really makes adhesive-backed products adhere. You wipe it on, let it dry, then apply whatever it is you want to stick. Disclaimer: I've never tried it with wing walk.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:27 AM
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1. Goo Gone works even better than Prep-Sol to remove adhesive residue.

2. 3M Primer 94 really makes adhesive-backed products adhere. You wipe it on, let it dry, then apply whatever it is you want to stick. Disclaimer: I've never tried it with wing walk.
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Great ideas! Removal of the old residue took hours last time. Also, the 3M primer got excellent reviews.

Typically, I fly at 135kts and < 2400 rpm to conserve fuel so the wife doesn't cut off my addiction. The "walks" stayed in place till Mon when I descended at > 150kt which excludes most boats.

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Old 04-04-2019, 10:48 AM
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+1 for Goo Gone for adhesive removal. A few years ago while camping with my aluminum trailer at Airventure, a side window broke and I had no choice but to tape it up with trash bags and some very sticky Black Gorilla Tape. After getting home and removing the tape (1,000 miles), it left a rather sizeable amount of glue on the aluminum around the frame. I used the Goo Gone to remove it. It still took a bit of elbow grease and time to get it all removed, but it did so with no apparent damage to the paint. As always, better to test some of these solutions before going "all in" just to be sure, but that product seemed to work for me.

Ditto on the great thread - I would have never even thought about potential separation of the wing walk pad - or that this was something that ever actually happens - until I read this thread... just one more thing to keep in mind for later...
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:16 PM
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Default wing walks came off in flight

I installed one of the replacement wing walks that flew off in flight.

Between Goo Gone, Prep-Sol & a credit card, all of the old adhesive was removed w/o damaging the paint. After removal, per Blake's instructions, the surface was repeatedly cleaned with 50/50 water alcohol.

"Snopercod's" suggestion to use 3M Primer 94 was absolutely brilliant. You wipe it on, let it dry, then install the wing walk. Make sure someone is helping you so the wing walk material goes exactly where it's intended the first time.

I tested the adhesive idea on another painted surface and the primer radically improved the adhesion. Better to spend $18 on a pint of primer than do this job again.

I waited a day and flew @ 160kts. The wing walk remained so now I will do the other wing.

Thx folks & thanks to Flyboy for their great customer service.
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What about the ones from Vans? On my quotation from Glo Custom, they stated installing Vans wing walk material.
Have had Vans. 13 years and counting.
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:04 PM
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What about the ones from Vans? On my quotation from Glo Custom, they stated installing Vans wing walk material.
The ones I got from Van's are still working well after 21-years and over 3,300 flying hours. They have been stepped on a lot.
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The ones I got from Van's are still working well after 21-years and over 3,300 flying hours. They have been stepped on a lot.
Mine are attached and still look good after 18 years, but they don't offer the traction they once did.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:59 PM
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I have had the Flyboys wing walks installed on my 7 for almost 2 years and 250 hrs. Used Iso to clean before installation. No issues so far...touch wood! Much nicer than the sandpaper stuff IMHO.
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I had my Flyboy wing walk fail (on a polished wing, may have something to do). Stumbled up a adhesive removal trick. Use quality masking tape (from plane painting stage). Apply, push onto remaining adhesive, and peal back. Takes a lot with it. Duh.
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Blake (Flyboy Accessories, and my son too) and I have puzzled over the occasional wing walk adhesive failure for years. Occasionally, it fails. We're not sure why since it's a marine product specifically intended for heat, sun, and water.

It's been on my 3 Waverunners for 10+ years with no issues, and was on my Rocket for the 9 years that I owned that plane, with no problems. I even used it on the floor inside that plane.

I plan to use it again on the new plane, an F4 Raider. And just put some on my RV-4.

As one post said, it sure is easier on your knees than the sandpaper-ish stuff.
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