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[September 13, 2007]


Tonights goal was to seal the firewall to the side and bottom skins. This stuff is mixed just like proseal - by weight - 2.5::100 parts if I recall correctly. For me, that worked itself down to 0.05oz :: 2 oz. Getting the "thick" stuff out of the larger container was a chore. It was like getting chunks of rubber. The other part in the small container was a liquid. Mixing it wasn't fun either - pretty much just mashing it together and kneading it back and forth. At least with tank sealant you get an indication of it is mixed enough by the color. This stuff is total magic.


Applying it was fun also. I seriously had my doubts about this stuff sticking, but it did so quite nicely. I applied it with a 1" paintbrush with its bristles cut down to about 1/2". Once it was on, I used a popsicle stick to smooth everything out. Then I mashed down the skin and clecoed it. The stuff really stuck to the skin a lot better than I thought it would.


Here is the brush I was talking about to apply it.


Then I finished clecoing the bottom skin. There are tons of rivets here.


I then had a long list of little riveting tasks to take care of. This is the 2 rivets that hold the bottom rib to the F-707 bulkhead.


And then I finished shooting all the rivets aft of the F-706 bulkhead.

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