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Jan 13, 2021, 12:22 AM
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Sailplanes international Axle wingeron kit


Complete kit.
Rare 1982 british twisty wing.
Wing skins are delaminating ,1982
You can rebond or do something different.
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Jan 13, 2021, 08:06 AM
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Jan 13, 2021, 09:06 AM
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Nice classic! The delaminating wing skins are an easy fix and should not deter you from owning this classic! On my Axle and Mini Racer (from the same company as the Axle). I took a heat gun and carefully heated the skins, this softened the remaining glue enough allowing the skins to peel off. Reglue with 3M Super 77 or epoxy.
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Jan 13, 2021, 11:34 AM
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QUOTE=bnsf;46307587]Nice classic! The delaminating wing skins are an easy fix and should not deter you from owning this classic! On my Axle and Mini Racer (from the same company as the Axle). I took a heat gun and carefully heated the skins, this softened the remaining glue enough allowing the skins to peel off. Reglue with 3M Super 77 or epoxy.[/QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by bnsf
Nice classic! The delaminating wing skins are an easy fix and should not deter you from owning this classic! On my Axle and Mini Racer (from the same company as the Axle). I took a heat gun and carefully heated the skins, this softened the remaining glue enough allowing the skins to peel off. Reglue with 3M Super 77 or epoxy.
Funny to see the Glue Pattern left behind on this Mini Racer,

Who would've thought that was a good technique? Live and learn
Jan 13, 2021, 09:35 PM
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QUOTE=bnsf;46307587]Nice classic! The delaminating wing skins are an easy fix and should not deter you from owning this classic! On my Axle and Mini Racer (from the same company as the Axle). I took a heat gun and carefully heated the skins, this softened the remaining glue enough allowing the skins to peel off. Reglue with 3M Super 77 or epoxy.
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I wouldn't recommend using 3M 77
As it doesn't stay fluid long enough to penetrate the now dusty previous adhesive. I used it on my Racer cs and it was only a matter of months before it began delaminating again. I used laminating resin on my ridge racer and it was good for years.

Dane.


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