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Old 10-10-2017, 03:53 PM
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I've got a pretty simple question on Proseal. It know has a limited shelf life. How do I tell if it's gone bad?

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Old 10-10-2017, 04:12 PM
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Fred

I have kept proseal in my refrigerator at the hangar for several years & used it for various things "except" anything that has to do with fuel tanks. It seems to cure just fine. I did have a leaking rivet in a fuel tank soon after my first flight. I bought a small package of fresh proseal for that repair. I just felt that it was best not to use the old stuff.

I'm not sure I can answer your question, but if it were me, I wouldn't use it for fuel tanks much after the expiration date. YMMV
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:18 PM
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I've got a pretty simple question on Proseal. It know has a limited shelf life. How do I tell if it's gone bad?

Thanks,

Fred
It will smell good

Joking aside, it will not fully cure.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:51 PM
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It will smell good ...
No joke. I must have sniffed too much because I think it smells good!
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:34 PM
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I just opened my oldest can and it was really stiff. Could not mix it well enough to use for anything. My other old can (couple years old) seamed just fine and mixed well and is curing fine. Not on a fuel tank..
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