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« Reply #15 on: 20 July, 2016, 10:11:58 AM »

No reply from Aircraftspruce, so how about using a brake fluid float?


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« Reply #16 on: 20 July, 2016, 01:34:41 PM »

Isn't fiberglass resin fuel proof? If so you could coat the existing float and seal the crack at the same time.
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« Reply #17 on: 20 July, 2016, 02:43:42 PM »

Milliput ....... it's petrol proof!!  A material regularly used by Appia owners to repair petrol tanks!!! And it's readily available and cheap. Just a smear all over would probably do the trick.

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« Reply #18 on: 20 July, 2016, 10:55:26 PM »

No reply from Aircraftspruce, so how about using a brake fluid float?

Thanks Richard, but a bit total to fit in the tank.

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« Reply #19 on: 20 July, 2016, 10:56:55 PM »

Milliput ....... it's petrol proof!!  A material regularly used by Appia owners to repair petrol tanks!!! And it's readily available and cheap. Just a smear all over would probably do the trick.

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Thanks Andy,
Can you buy it in small quantities, and where from?

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« Reply #20 on: 21 July, 2016, 09:50:42 AM »

I've used Milliput before for a few things. You can probably pick it up at a good model shop or a Google/ebay search will come up with plenty of choice. Just comes as two putty type sticks which you mix equally as far as I can remember. With the right mix it dries rock hard. You can always sand it back to a thin layer if there's any thicker areas.
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« Reply #21 on: 21 July, 2016, 04:54:04 PM »

Exactly as Stanley says and around 3 per pack if I remember correctly. I recommend the google option as this will give an indication of how versatile it is!!!

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« Reply #22 on: 21 July, 2016, 10:00:42 PM »

Thank you men.

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« Reply #23 on: 22 July, 2016, 06:05:58 AM »

Exactly as Stanley says and around 3 per pack if I remember correctly. I recommend the google option as this will give an indication of how versatile it is!!!

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it is like putty though when mixed so would not this be difficult to "paint round" the cork without adding weight???
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« Reply #24 on: 22 July, 2016, 09:16:38 AM »

It can be flattened really thin like rolled pastry and once dry could be sanded again. I've no idea of the size of the cork involved so that would determine if it retains bouyancy or not.
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