3M Canada shows it in their product offerings, [3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 30NF (3mcanada.ca) ] but I could not find a listing of distributors for it. Home Depot in the US carries it, but in Canada, not so much. There is a similar Lepage low order contact cement that is probably about the same. LePage 1.5L Low Odour Contact Cement | The Home Depot Canada3M make the Fastbond in blue/green but I rarely see it advertised. In fact I can't find a retail outlet that carries Fastbond near me at all. Does anyone know who carries it in Canada?
I live about 40 minutes from Ogdensberg and about an hour from Messena, NY. We used to have occasion to go accross the border sometimes to shop, camping etc. If I can't find in here I can get some when I need it.3M Canada shows it in their product offerings, [3M™ Fastbond™ Contact Adhesive 30NF (3mcanada.ca) ] but I could not find a listing of distributors for it. Home Depot in the US carries it, but in Canada, not so much. There is a similar Lepage low order contact cement that is probably about the same. LePage 1.5L Low Odour Contact Cement | The Home Depot Canada
Lol! I saw that same deal but it would all shelf life expire before I would need it. You will have enough for 2-3 airplanes I'm sure. I used about 2 gallons to cover my Taylorcraft and it has a huge wing area.I found a great deal on Amazon.ca for neutral. 5 gal for $125 with free shipping. I got the last bucket but they did say, at the time I ordered, more was coming.
Do I understand correctly that American Champion are using the 3M waterborne contact cement as the first, weave filling coat, on tightened Dacron?The green 30-NF is what American Champion uses to cover their aircraft. The current Stewart manual does talk about filling the weave with thinned Ekobond as well. Then using the Ekofill
Hmmm.....Stewart Systems company owner and technical support representative says it not the same then we have to believe him. However, as and "alternate" adhesive Fastbond does the same job and there seems to be a body of evidence and experience on this board that says it works.@Mohawk750, it seems that someone from Stewart System disputed that EkoBond is same as 3M Fastbond in this thread (Post #19).
Agreed, if you are covering a certified aircraft you have to follow the system and use the recommended products to comply with the STC.Technically it can’t because it’s certified. It has to be special or people will mix or not use the correct stuff.
I'm a fan of the System Three Polyurethane. And no, you will NOT have to use a flex agent with ANY urethane paint; they are all quite flexible, from the Aliphatic PU (Awlgrip, etc) to the single part moisture cures (several marine/yachting sources as well as industrial) to the water borne like System Three.As for top coat, the System Three Polyurethane paint is very much like if not the same as some water borne RC model paints used on fabric. There is another water borne poly used to paint water towers. Looks to have similar qualities. Just don’t know if a custom flex agent needs to be added.
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