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Old Oct 08, 2012, 08:05 AM
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I had a free moment or two before the weekend and actually removed the offending former mentioned earlier. I initially brushed some water carefully on the glue joint and let it sit for ten minutes. Then scraped what i could out of the joint using the back side of an Exacto # 11 with a broken tip. I was also able to apply upward preasure from below, where the former's tangs extended thru the light ply carrier at the longerons. This got one end to come up just slightly. More water, more scraping, returning-repeating every ten miutes or so. In about an hour, it lifted out cleanly and virtually no damage. Only visible sign of trauma is water stain on the light ply carrier. This will show only when the canopy is removed, but looks like grain variation. I'm very pleased with the fix, thus far, and was glad it did not intrude on our wonderfull weekend.
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