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T-88 Structural Adhesive

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Note: Two part system, quantities will be combined amount of part A and part B. For example, for the gallon size, part A will be 1/2 gallon and part B will be 1/2 gallon totaling 1 gallon.

T-88 is a non-brittle structural adhesive which gives superior finished results even when used under adverse working conditions. T-88 will cure in temperatures as low as 35F which makes it an excellent choice for homebuilders living in colder climates. It is recommended by the builders of many types of homebuilt aircraft and is excellent for bonding aluminum, steel or wood. When fully cured, it is not affected by water, oil, gasoline and most other chemicals.

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Easy to use bottles for even measurements

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T-88 BUILDING GLUE (QUART)

March 11, 2022

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T-88 ADHESIVE 1/2 PINT PACKS

February 17, 2022

Taking all peoples reviews on this stuff. Wouldnt have bought it with out research.

Frank L Verified Purchase

T-88 BUILDING GLUE (PINT)

February 15, 2022

Not used yet.

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T-88 ADHESIVE 1/2 PINT PACKS

February 8, 2022

Mark W Verified Purchase

T-88 ADHESIVE 1/2 PINT PACKS

December 25, 2021

unanimously recommended by my EAA chapter for building ribs

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T-88 BUILDING GLUE (PINT)

December 24, 2021

Fast delivery.

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T-88 BUILDING GLUE (QUART)

November 30, 2021

Unable to locate

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T-88 BUILDING GLUE (PINT)

November 25, 2021

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T-88 ADHESIVE 1/2 PINT PACKS

October 17, 2021

Brilliant, incredible price and quality

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T-88 BUILDING GLUE (PINT)

October 14, 2021

Q&A

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: What is the shelf life of T-88 Structural Adhesive?

Per the manufacturer: There is no shelf life for this product. Shelf life is indefinite.

Q: In the larger quantities, does the epoxy bottles come with squirt nozzles for easy proportioning and mixing, or is it an open top container?

It is an open top container.

Q: What is the mix ratio of T88 Structural Adhesive?

The ratio is 1 to 1, resin to hardener.

Q: What sizes of T-88 are packaged in the squirt bottles as shown in the photo?

Both the 1/2 pint and 1 pint sizes are packaged as pictured.

Q: What is the approximately coverage in square foot for a quart of T-88?

Per supplier: approximatley 25 sq ft.

Q: What is the recommended surface preparation for an existing self-etched primed aluminum surface when using the T-88 Structural Adhesive?

You just need to make sure the surface is clean and smooth. Our guess is you are using a self-etching primer, like zinc-chromate, or zinc-oxide. T-88 should work fine over that as long as the prep is done properly for those primers was done correctly.

Q: Will T-88 bond titanium to aluminum?

This material doesn't have any information how well it works on titanium, but does work well with aluminum.

Q: Does the T-88 dry clear?

It does cure clear, but may have a cloudy look if used in large quantities.

Q: Is T88 safe to use with the bonding of aluminum and styrofoam? Does T88 remain flexible once it has cured? What's the working time for larger projects?

It will bond aluminum and styrofoam, they recommend clean etched aluminum. Once cured it is not elastic but also not brittle so it will have some flex. As for working time they recommend starting off with small 2-3oz batches that would have a 30 minute or so pot life. The larger the batch the shorter the pot life so it is better to mix multiple batches rather than one large batch.

Q: Is T-88 too thick to use in laminating fiberglass? I have a repair which requires an adhesive for gluing wood and a fiberglass layup for repair

It can be used with fiberglass but it is fairly thick and would not flow. It would need to be applied with a spatula type device.

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