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Old 07-14-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Microlite patching

I poked a hole in my wing while transporting my plane today.
I took a few pictures of the patch job .
Maybe it might help someone, or get them to ask questions.

My method is:
1. Reseal all the edges before cutting damaged covering away.

2. Fold a lip over the rib and iron it down, this should prevent it from falling off when you put the patch on.

3. Cut the patch to size, I like to do it with a scissor or paper cutter.

4. Seal the edges of the patch to the framework.
Use only the tip of the iron, keep the rest of the iron over the old material.
Don't want the patch to shrink prematurely.

5. After the edges are fully sealed, shrink the patch.


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Old 07-14-2007, 11:14 PM   #2
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Looks good as new Paul!

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Always good info Paul, thanks for sharing.

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