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Superflite fabric question

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KCHD Chandler, Arizona
I am using Superflte fabric for my Cub restoration. The Superflite System 7 manual (page 44) says to coat the wing ribs, top and bottom with glue before covering with fabric. Not to glue the fabric to the ribs, but to coat them before fabric. I called Superflite and talked with Molly for clarification.

She said the ribs should be coated with glue and dry before applying the fabric. She said this will prevent problems with the application of primer and top coat. I did not fully understand the problem she was talking about.

Have you applied glue to the ribs before covering? Did you do the same with the steel flight controls? If you used anti-chafe tape did you put the glue over the anti-chafe tape or the other way around.

I have read the Ceconite manual and they do not address the issue


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