> "JB Weld is NOT ALCOHOL/ETHANOL PROOF"
Another good reason to use aviation fuel. I did those repairs about eleven years ago - covering a pin hole or two with JB - and it's still fine. If it ever starts weeping or showing a color change I'll do something else. It's worked fine so far . . . but I don't use car gas normally. I've mixed some into the already existing avgas from time to time and may even have filled the tank with pure Chevron Supreme over the years once or twice. The JB has held up well, in my case. I wonder how in the heck my tank would have a pinhole leak in it in the first place? Aluminum doesn't rust through and get thinner and start leaking, like a galvanized or other ignoble metal might do. The inside of the tank looks shiny-new. Maybe from the aluminum bracers/stiffeners that were welded on. I had to do a HUGE amount of refurbishment and improvements when I first got this plane from Steve . . . which was a good thing. In taking it all apart I got to know it well from the beginning. Ken had used shelf paper underneath the wing for color and design. Red white and blue. SHELF PAPER! From a man who had built a masterpiece of a KR in all other respects. Steve had just left it on - out of sight, out of mind, so by the time I got the plane the stuff was abraded badly from slipstream air over the years and had bonded very tightly to the wing surface. A LOT of careful elbow grease and alcohol finally got it off and surprisingly, the surface of the wing looked brand new once cleaned. Ken did a coating of something clear over the epoxy paint that really does a nice job of protecting it. The paint itself was Durathane. I actually don't know if it's got a protective clear coat on it or not but in any case, it still looks brand new all these years later. That's good paint! Mike KSEE ____________________________________________________________ We Say Goodbye To Kathie Lee Gifford track.volutrk.com http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5bdf49665441b49663fc6st02vuc _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://email@example.com/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org