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Old 02-29-2012, 07:12 PM
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Default Tank Leak and Green Peanut Butter

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:25 PM
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Looks good man! I hope you are finally leak free.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:38 PM
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Thumbs up Fuel Tank Repair

The Fuel tank repair looks great!

Would have been a great time to do the Service Bulletin
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb06-2-23.pdf

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:43 PM
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I believe that the line of sealant on the bottom exterior of the rib shown here, would have been better if applied to the inside of the tank while you had the access cover off.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:44 PM
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Maybe too late for you, but I covered the nutplates on the inside of the sender with proseal (and I mean completely covered) as added insurance.

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:45 PM
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Default You must have done something wrong...

because your resealing job looks too clean and tidy.

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:50 PM
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Why would fuel leaks turn Proseal into a gooey mess, as described? It IS supposed to seal the fuel in after all.

Also, in past threads it has been recommended to let the Proseal partially cure for 24 hrs before placing the cover plate back on, installing the screws, and letting it fully cure. For next time, I guess.

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:07 PM
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Why would fuel leaks turn Proseal into a gooey mess, as described? It IS supposed to seal the fuel in after all.

Erich
That is what I was wondering. Bad batch of proseal? Out of date proseal? Poor mix ratio? Ethanol in the fuel?

If fuel will turn the proseal around the sender plate to goo, it'll do the same to the proseal that forms the fillets on the ribs and seals the rivets. That's a nasty thought.
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The Fuel tank repair looks great!

Would have been a great time to do the Service Bulletin
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb06-2-23.pdf

Yep Bobbie, that was bad miss. You might just have ruined Mardy's day.
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Boy, you look at the craftsmanship of the before and the after and you really get a good idea of the range of building ability in this hobby. Well done.
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