Aircraft manufacturers typically use PVC plastic to construct their exterior fairings. This is great unless you subject them to heat, cold, sun, or rain. Kinda like what an airplane operates in. This material was not meant for this type of environment. So, Met-Co-Aire figured they could do better… and they did.
All Met-Co-Aire products are constructed of hand laid up, aircraft grade fiberglass in a polyester resin matrix. They come covered with a white gel-coat that serves as a primer for painting. Their replacement parts come with full FAA approval and are guaranteed not to crack, providing years of quality service on your airplane. For more technical information on our replacement fiberglass parts, click here.Model Availability: PA-28-151, -161, -181
Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.
No, they are direct replacements, identical to the originals.