CBarber Posted September 10, 2008 Share Posted September 10, 2008 Most y'all know of my tribulations with my Jeffco coating failing in my strakes. After both a busy social and work schedule I have been able to remove the Jeffco from the right strake, by sanding, grinding and cutting out the inner skin of various parts of the right strake. I have laid in new glass and have all NEW inner skins. I have NOT determined the root cause of the failure of the Jeffco. I have various removed and new Jeffco and EZPoxy samples sitting in auto gas. One thing is for sure, AlphaPoxy failed quickly....I suspected as much, but I had a sample so I tested it. I do not see any difference in the Jeffco or EZPoxy so far. Soooo, I have this fresh glass. I solicit opinions on whether to add more EZPoxy or go ahead and apply Jeffco again. I will be applying it late at night (I work evening shift and do not get to the hangar til about 11:30 pm), so much less heat and Houston humidity when it will be applied. Of course, I hope to prep the surface properly....of course I thought I had before. I already have the new Jeffco $430.00 later. I may need more EZPoxy and its associated hazmat fee. I read a few post from folks who have stated they have used nothing but EZpoxy in their tanks for years and have been using autogas with ethanal. I am using autogas with my rotary. I origianly used the Jeffco since I was looking at a diesel as well as the autogas option. Jeffco may in NO WAY have been the problem. I have spoken with NASA engineer types and shown them my failure and I have sent samples of the failure to Velocity. However, as of right now nothing is conclusive about the failure Quote Christopher Barber Velocity SE/FG w/yoke. Zoom, zoom, zoom. www.LoneStarVelocity.com Live with Passion... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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