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  • Sidney WoodSidney Wood
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    Is Poly Fiber Dacron cover cloth compatible with Stewart Systems liquids.
    This Poly Fiber Dacron was purchased with the original Quad City Challenger II clip-wing kit in 2007. I am the second owner of this kit and am now attempting the first cover with Dacron fabric using the Stewart Systems liquids.

    Andy HumphreyAndy Humphrey
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    Yes, you can use the Polyfiber envelopes that Challenger supplies.  They will work just fine with our products.

    Sidney WoodSidney Wood
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    Andy,
    Thanks for the prompt reply. I will press on with my cover adventure.

    Sid

    Sidney WoodSidney Wood
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    The aluminum tube horizontal stabilizer panels on the Quad City Challenger II were covered using the 1.8 oz. Dacron cloth and Poly-Fiber Poly-Tak adhesive in 2008. The Dacron cloth was heat shrunk and appears in excellent condition. Poly-Brush was not used on the Dacron. The panels had been stored in black trash bags since 2008. Are Stewart Systems Eko bond and Eko fill compatible to apply over the original Poly-Tak adhesive, or should I strip the previously applied 2008 Dacron to start over?

    Andy HumphreyAndy Humphrey
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    On an experimental, yes, that will work just fine.  If it’s been sitting that long you might want to wipe over the Poly-tak with some MEK to reactivate it.  I think you will get better adhesion.  Clean the fabric and brush Ekobond into the bare fabric to seal it up as described in section 10 of our manual, then apply EkoFill per the manual, etc…  On a certified aircraft it would not comply with the STC, but on experimental it works just fine.

    Sidney WoodSidney Wood
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    Andy,
    The compatibility info answers are much appreciated. That will likely save about $400 cost in fabric alone for this Quad City Challenger II cover project. Preparing the order list now for Stewart Systems liquids and supplies.

    Andy HumphreyAndy Humphrey
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    Great!  I wish we could do that on a certified airplane.  It works fine, but it just doesn’t comply with either STC’s data.  On a repair, that’s a different story.  We are certified to repair any other certified system.  But their system has to be complete and signed off with their STC before it can be repaired with ours.

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