Home > VansAirForceForums

- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Old 10-11-2017, 02:49 PM
Bavafa Bavafa is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,780
Default Elevator trim tab

In a hast, I went ahead and primed (Akzo brand) the inside of the trip tab and the wage only to read that the ribs will be bonded and need to be unprimed. Just wondering did anyone else made my mistake and what did you do. One option is to sand the area to be bonded off or just scuff the primed area and bond it that way. I wonder how well things adhere to Akzo primed area or how hard is to remove the primer without really deforming the part. Also is there any other adhesive acceptable other than tank sealant which I take it that it means proseal!
N825SM RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
N825MS RV14A - IO390 - Flying
Dues paid

Last edited by Bavafa : 10-11-2017 at 02:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 03:28 PM
unitink72 unitink72 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 183

Not a big deal at all. I marked off where the wedge would go and used 400 grit sandpaper to get nearly back down to the aluminum. I think even a scotchbrite scuffing would suffice, as long as you got the area clean afterwards.
Josh T
RV-10 #1750
N67SC reserved
2018 Dues Paid
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:52 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.