Monday, July 16, 2007
This process seemed to take forever. After all of the ribs had been final drilled(for the spars), fluted, straighted to 90 degrees, and debured inside and out, I had to do this,Scuff and etch. But wait, before that could be done, I had to remove all of the stickers that had the labelling numbers on them. What a pain. I also had to use rubbing alcohol and a rag to get the adhesive from the stickers off the ribs. Let me say it again, what a pain! I used a scotch brite pad to scruff the inside and outside of all 28 ribs. This was followed by prepping the leading edge ribs the same way. I then took an electric pencil and lightly etched the ribs so I could see the order after I primed everything. After that, I set up shop outside and Alumipreped(acid etch) and Alodined everything. Needless to say, today was a long day. About 8hrs of work.