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Thread: Fuel Tank Felt Parts

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    Item # 1000-667-603

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    The felt Piper used is SAE-F-50 .065" (1/16") thick. I tried all these other readily available felts but always had an issue with the tank sitting down into the wing correctly, filler neck too high/low,and the tank rubbing on the fuel tank cover and on Cubs the aileron balance cable. That is when I went on the hunt to find the same material. I found out felt has different hardesses and I finally found it but had to buy it in bulk which was more than what I needed so began selling it to my fellow Piper friends. If this felt works that will be great but just wanted you to know the pitfalls I ran into.

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    What’s the best adhesive to use for the felts?

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    I used Polytac

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    Thanks! I appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Fuel Tank Felt Parts

    I use 3M weatherstrip adhesive.

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    Felts went in perfectly with the 3M adhesives. How much for enough to do the tank lid ribs? Thanks for all the help
    guys! Hopefully dropping the fuel tanks in this weekend and the fuel system will be done!

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    Default Re: Fuel Tank Felt Parts

    And here are the felts as I found them when I opened my wings up (probably from 1956!).... DSC06492.jpg

    And here are Steve's replacements: DSC06513.jpg

    They worked perfectly.
    Last edited by walt.buskey; 07-30-2020 at 04:23 PM.

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