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T-88 STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE

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Overview

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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Susan D Verified Purchase

T-88 ADHESIVE 1/2 PINT PACKS

October 17, 2021

Brilliant, incredible price and quality

Ryan D Verified Purchase

T-88 BUILDING GLUE (PINT)

October 14, 2021

Awesome product, used it for wood construction of aircraft parts, and for bonding bushings to aluminum... I recommend it to anyone that is building or repairing a wooden aircraft...

Curtis P Verified Purchase

T-88 ADHESIVE 1/2 PINT PACKS

September 9, 2021

Order received quickly and intact, thanks Mike in Australia

Sonia R Verified Purchase

T-88 BUILDING GLUE (PINT)

July 21, 2021

5 star rating from us

John R Verified Purchase

T-88 ADHESIVE 1/2 PINT PACKS

June 17, 2021

The glue is fine but Iv not recieved the entire order

Dennis D
April 26, 2021

Ideal product for applying to prepared aluminum prior to bonding with fiberglass. A selection of quantity sizes makes it a cost-effective solution.

Martin J
March 2, 2021

2nd order, works great for what I do.

James F
January 16, 2021

This is a great product works as advertised

Raul E
December 9, 2020

Works very well for it’s purpose

Ian T
October 16, 2020

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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