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Full Width Dacron Fabric 2.97 Oz

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Part# 09-00500
MFR Model# GF8767-3809


**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.
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  • Weight: 2.97 OZ/SQ. YD
  • Weave: Plain
  • Width: 62" - 68" Wide (Depending on Availability)


Properly rolled. I used it as peel ply and it works great.

Luc P Verified Purchase


September 14, 2022

The perfect covering for the lightweight skin-on-frame kayaks I build. Absolutely nothing to do with aviation.

John W Verified Purchase


April 12, 2022

Ordering was easy and the item was shipped and received quickly. I ordered the Dacron fabric to replace the deck on a antique rowing shell but choose to have the product folded for shipping, not knowing how difficult it is to remove creases in the fabric. I am hoping the creases are eliminated once I apply heat to shrink the fabric but I would recommend having the product delivered rolled if creases would be a concern for those purchasing the Dacron.

Chuck T Verified Purchase


December 10, 2021


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November 13, 2021

George K Verified Purchase


October 30, 2021

Used for peel ply when making hand layups. Worked great.

Gerald K Verified Purchase


October 15, 2021

Great product. Used on RC model. Shrinks well and is very light.

Robert A Verified Purchase


June 1, 2021

Needed dacron for non-aviation use. Good quality at good price.

Michael A
January 4, 2021

Excellent and fast service. Highly recommended.

December 22, 2020

Super prompt delivery, sensibly packed avoiding excessive mailing charges. Will happily use Aircraft Spruce in the future.

November 10, 2020


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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: How wide is this Dacron peel ply material? Part # 09-00500

The width is 62" off the loom.

Q: How wide is this Dacron peel ply material? Part # 09-00500

The width is 62" off the loom.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: If I order multiple quantity - like 5 yards, will it arrive cut or on a roll?

We ship linear yards, unless you instruct us to do otherwise. If you order 5 yards you will get one continuous piece of 5 yds, on a roll, or folded if you instruct us to.

Q: is this fabric coated? Im looking for un-coated fabric, to reduce contamination of composite construction when using as peel ply.

The best material for this application is the part # 01-01622 full width peel ply we offer.

Q: Will this Dacron work with the Poly Fiber painting system?

It will work, but in order to comply with the STC you would need to use poly fiber fabric with the Poly system.

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