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Subject: Airplane wing

Airplane wing

From: Mark Vine <vpackthread>
Date: Friday, August 6, 2004
This question is posed on behalf of a Conservator of historic
aeroplanes.  The conservator requires a massive syringe or
applicator to apply even layers of adhesive between material
bindings around the framework of World War I Aeroplanes.

In the past the conservator has adapted empty 300 ml silicone
sealant cartridges which he has then placed in a wexford gun
applicator to apply consistent layers of adhesive over the large
wing structure.

As affective as this is, the process of cleaning out the original
sealant cartridge and modifying it for reuse has become almost as
time consuming as the actual restoration work.

Can anyone suggest an alternate applicator or perhaps commercially
available mega sized syringe that will accommodate up to 300 ml of
varying in viscosity adhesive.

The device needs to be easy to use with just one hand, not require
any external power source, be lightweight and have a capacity of up
to 300 ml.

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:11
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 12, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-11-037
Received on Friday, 6 August, 2004

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