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    Aircraft washing

    Mike, I've looked through the forums but didn't find my answer. Sorry if I missed it and this is a duplicate question.

    I recently acquired a relatively large bi-plane. It is single stage paint over fabric. I can wash the top wing with an RV type brush on a extension handle but, short of renting a bucket truck, can't reach to the center of the wing to dry it or apply a sealer/wax. My perfect answer is a wash product that sheets well and leaves a wax/sealer behind. Are you aware of anything like this?

    I've been a fan for years. Thanks for all you do for the auto hobby.

    Dave

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    Re: Aircraft washing

    I personally have never worked on a Bi-Plane before, so i'm not sure if these would be the best options for you. It sounds like you're looking for these types of products though.

    The Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Coating Wash would add some protection to the surface while washing. SiO2 is very hydrophobic and sheets water very nicely. You could also use a product like Blackfire HydroSeal while the surface is still wet.

    Wolfgang ber SiO2 Coating Wash

    BLACKFIRE HydroSeal, paint coating, spray-on coating, sio2 spray

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    Re: Aircraft washing

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer1 View Post
    I recently acquired a relatively large bi-plane. It is single stage paint over fabric.

    Dave
    Cloth and Dope?

    Stearman?

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    Re: Aircraft washing

    CarPro HydrO2 is another good spray on rinse off product. There are many on the market today.

    Are you saying that you cant put a towel over that extension thing you have and dry the middle of the wing? If you can reach it with a wash media you should be able to dry it the same way.
    "Dirt likes detergent so much better than the surface that it's attached to, it'll leave that surface to go hang out with the soap"...aim4squirrels

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