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Fuel
06-06-2011, 04:56 PM
I have some gray streaks on the leading edge of my dope white wings and can't wash them out (tried every soap under the sun and even AV fuel). Was thinking about spraying a bleach solution on it and seeing if that works but figured I would ask if someone knows how it would react with the ceconite before I tried.

Harmful or harmless?

cruiser
06-06-2011, 06:20 PM
I've had success on gas and other stains with Krud Kutter. Bought it at Lowes.

Douten
06-06-2011, 08:06 PM
I agree with Cruiser, Krud Kutter has my 11 almost white again after two years of oily belly. non toxic and works great. got mine at wal-mart.

skywagon8a
06-07-2011, 06:57 AM
Magic-Sponge alternatively Soft Scrub

NimpoCub
06-07-2011, 11:50 AM
I recommend "No Worries". Best thing to solve many non flight critical problems. Besides, a good layer of smashed bugs will camoflage it anyway. :)

gpepperd
06-07-2011, 03:04 PM
Try the "Magic Sponge". They are truely amazing at what they can remove.

Fuel
06-08-2011, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a try.

docstory
06-09-2011, 12:42 AM
I hope those streaks aren't, silver showing through.
If it is, a little surface prep, masking and paint will fix it.

Fuel
06-09-2011, 04:13 PM
I hope those streaks aren't, silver showing through.
If it is, a little surface prep, masking and paint will fix it.

I was thinking, if I can't get it cleaned up, it would be a good excuse to put on a coat of Poly-Tone.

docstory
06-10-2011, 12:25 AM
With a little planning and patience, you can make that leading edge look like new.
You could make it a dark color to help melt off the frost. Black, maroon or midnight blue.

mike mcs repair
06-10-2011, 02:56 AM
...would be a good excuse to put on a coat of Poly-Tone.

aerothane...
that whole
polytone = cohesion, (good for new fresh jobs, they MELT together)

aerothane = adhesion..... (better for repaints, and originals, they bond TO the former layer...)

graham ron
06-10-2011, 08:13 AM
Fast Orange hand cleaner without the pumice. I smear it on a carwash brush,scrub away. Rinse off with water and it looks like the day it was painted. Very good on fuel stains and naturaly grease and oil like washing your hands. I haven't tried other water soluble hand cleaners like gojo etc, it's whatever is available I suppose.

RG

Fuel
06-10-2011, 04:18 PM
With a little planning and patience, you can make that leading edge look like new.
You could make it a dark color to help melt off the frost. Black, maroon or midnight blue.

Great Idea.

Fuel
06-10-2011, 04:20 PM
aerothane...
that whole
polytone = cohesion, (good for new fresh jobs, they MELT together)

aerothane = adhesion..... (better for repaints, and originals, they bond TO the former layer...)

That's right. I remember reading that once upon a time.

Fuel
06-18-2011, 06:41 PM
Someone gave me a bottle of 3M Finesse-It II Glaze to see if it would work and BINGO this is the stuff. Went and picked up a bottle (expensive arse stuff) and it took out all the stains. I ended up having to do the whole plane because just taking out the stains made very conspicuous white patches.

SC's all cleaned up with a coat of Mothers wax. I'm ready to cruise for chicks. :lol:

5191H
07-14-2011, 02:03 PM
Kudos to Krud Kutter :up:up:up!

I've tried many cleaners on the "Lake Hood float scum" line but nothing that has removed it with literally spray on and lightly brush/wash off like Krud Kutter has.

Thanks for the suggestion.

David