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Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 PM
t4tango t4tango is offline
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Default Alclad really works!

I am in the middle of a serious piece of repair and needed to remove a fuselage side skin. The damage is to a 1987 built RV-4 and in the process of removing the skin, I noticed that the original builder had not removed or abraided the skin were it is overlapped by the top skin nor the middle skin beneath the cockpit. It doesn't look like any joint sealant was used either. Thought forum viewers might be interested, the aircraft is over 25 years old and has spent its life in Oregon and Southern England, clearly two arid climates! Here goes with the link.....
Tim Hardy
All time RV fan
RV-4 Now repaired and flying!
Contemplating next project

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:26 PM
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Yup. Thanks for the picture, although this should probably be stored in the "Primer War" section...
Mike Rettig
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:07 PM
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Default more evidence

alclad looks good after 25 years. humm.... my age + 25 years = never mind.
Steve Melton
Cincinnati, OH
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

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