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Monday, January 4, 2016
I finished adding the stiffeners to the right tank skin and then riveted in the gas cap flanges and drain flanges. More fun with pro seal!
A nice bead of sealant squished out from the edges of the drain flange after riveting.
I dabbed on extra sealant around the rivets with a q-tip.
Gas cap flange buttered up, ready for riveting.
Inside of the tank- I dabbed extra sealant on the rivet heads.
Outside of the tank- I wiped off the excess sealant from the rivet heads and around the outer lip using paper towels lightly wetted with acetone.
I dabbed some extra sealant on all the shop heads of both the left and right skin stiffeners.
I did a beautiful job riveting in the gas cap flange on the right skin- oops! The fumes from the pro seal must have been affecting my thinking- I messed up the alignment. Luckily I caught this before the pro seal had gotten very stiff. I drilled out the rivets, cleaned everything up with acetone and started over.