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  • Mike WissingMike Wissing
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    I’m about to embark on recovering my ‘46 7AC.

    I’ll have to look up what system was used before, but how do I clean the previous glue off the airframe. It seems Stewart’s is the easiest, and that’s why I’m recovering with this product.

    There used to be a video on covering wings using Stewart Systems and I can’t find it!

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    Andy HumphreyAndy Humphrey
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    Sorry for the delay in responding, I was traveling.  Removing the glue depends on what system it was.  If it was ours, we have an eraser (harbor freight sanding belt cleaning stick) that you can rub it off with.  There is no easy way to chemically remove it.  Several solvents will attack it but it seems to smear more than come off.  But keep in mind that removing the old glue really is only cosmetic.  Our glue will bond fine to the old glue.  For appearance, you only need to remove where it will show through the fabric, just where the exterior fabric is touching the airframe.  We do still have videos.  You can find them all on our website in the “Library” menu, then “videos”.

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