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Aug 31, 2015, 12:46 PM
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Removing Fabric and Dope covering

I recently picked up a old Proctor Antic plane that was built some 30+ years ago.
The fabric and dope covering is still mainly intact but very brittle.
I want to recover it
Whats the easiest/best way to remove the covering without to much frustration (If possible).
Thank You
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Sep 03, 2015, 10:28 AM
Jim C Patrick
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Acetone as the solvent and a cheapo brush (not the sponge type) is probably the quickest and least expensive way to go. Just paint the solvent over the ribs --you may have to paint it twice to let it soak through-- or wherever the fabic adheres, and pull the fabric off. Then wipe solvent on again and wipe with an old T-shirt to get the last dope off.

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