**Note: Sold by the yard. NOT for use on certified aircraft.**
Easily controlled shrinkage by the application of heat by either a conventional steam iron or other heat source assures a professional covering job even on the first attempt. May be coated with aircraft dope, epoxies or other finishes as acceptable to the FAA. Dacron is available in many weights and weaves but three types have been selected as being most suitable as an aircraft covering material.
For Aircraft Covering
The tensile strength of Grade A and Irish Linen aircraft fabrics is 80 lbs, which may be used as a comparable standard in selecting the proper Dacron fabric weight for a specific application. 1.8 oz. lightweight material which is generally used on gliders and over plywood. 2.7 oz. fabric is comparable in strength to Grade A. The finer weave assures an ultra-smooth texture-free finish. The 2.97 oz. material is a heavy duty fabric for extraordinary service.
For Composite Lay-Up
A layer of 2.97 oz. Dacron fabric strips or tape laminated into a layup as if it were an extra ply of glass. The peel coat wets out with epoxy like glass cloth and cures along with the rest of the layup. However, the Dacron does not adhere structurally to the glass and when peeled away it leaves a surface ready for glass-to-glass bonding without sanding. Poly/Dacron blend is excellent as peel ply for composite lay-ups.
WEIGHT 2.97 OZ/SQ. YD
WEAVE - PLAIN
WIDTH - 62" OFF LOOM
Will this dacron shrink when heat is applied? How tough is this material? Is it easy to puncture? Can I use epoxy to bond the dacron to a wooden frame?
This material will shrink when heat is applied. It is a tough material, but can be easily cut with scissors or any other sharp cutting tools. Fabric cement is recommended to adhere this cloth to any structure. Is it possible to dye this fabric?
We only offer dopes and paints for this fabric, but it is just bare polyester fabric, so it should be able to be dyed. However, we do not have experience dying this material. Is this Dacron full width peel ply fabric rated for UV light?
No, this is a raw material with no coatings. A UV protective coating paint or material would be needed to protect it from UV damage. How wide is this Dacron peel ply material? Part # 09-00500
The width is 62" off the loom. Does an order of quantity 1 yield a 62" x 36" piece?
Yes, it will be 62" width x 1 yard length for an order of quantity 1. Regarding Part # 09-00500: Should I use shrinking or non-shrink dope with Dacron? What about the adhesive shrinking or non-shrinking? What is meant by peel ply?
Dacron needs to be heated with an iron to the correct temps for the maximum tautness. Non-tautening dope is to be used on pre-shrunk material. The fabric cement is non-tautening. Peel Ply is a term used in the composite industry, and Dacron is a polyester material that is used as a peel ply for composite lay-ups.