- Fuel Tanks
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Task: Started prosealing the left fuel tank.
Today was the big night! We started prosealing the left fuel
tank. Instead of getting the quart kit of ProSeal, we got
the 6oz cartridges. They work extremely well! It makes much
less of a mess. We first cleaned all the parts extremely well
with MEK. Then we mixed the ProSeal and squeezed it onto to
the rivetlines where the stiffeners were to go. We completely
covered the area with ProSeal to ensure it would squeeze out
and form a good seal. Next we backriveted the stiffeners on,
created a fillet around the edge, and covered each shop head
with ProSeal. Lastly, we riveted the drain flange and fuel
cap flange to the skin. We were not able to reach 1 of the
rivets on the drain flange. I will need to find a 4"
yoke for my squeezer to get to it. All the rivets turned out
very well and overall the ProSeal wasn't too bad to work with.
It does make a mess!