This seal was developed from a special rubber compound that meets Military Specifications and FAA requirements for aircraft seals. The rubber compound developed for the seal has a memory, compresses, and conforms to the sealing surface providing a perfect seal. The seal comes with pressure sensitive adhesive that makes it easy to apply and bonds well with any metal surface painted or bare.
Initially it looks and sticks ok but the foamy composition starts breaking soon. Plus anyone coming into the airplane hits it contributing to the issue. I need to replace it again...
This product is useless. It is nothing more than a foam strip with double stick tape. It will not go into the place of the original seal. With it on the airframe instead of the door it is destroyed every time someone gets in or out. Do not waste your money.
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If you currently hold a pilot certificate issued under part 61, you can perform preventive maintenance which means simple or minor preservation operations. This means the replacement of small standard parts not involving complex assembly operations.