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    Fabric lifespan?

    If properly cared for, kept indoors etc, how long would you expect the fabric to last on a Piper PA-18 that was installed new by the factory?

    Iím looking at buying a mid-70s Super Cub that still has original paint and fabric, and seller says itís in great shape.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aviatoraf View Post
    If properly cared for, kept indoors etc, how long would you expect the fabric to last on a Piper PA-18 that was installed new by the factory?

    I’m looking at buying a mid-70s Super Cub that still has original paint and fabric, and seller says it’s in great shape.


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    Sometimes way longer then the tubing under it

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    When Ceconite came out in the early 60s, it was advertised as Lifetime Fabric.
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    You need to determine how much of the life was spent outside vs in a hanger.

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