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Offline Dave in Eugene

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What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« on: May 17, 2009, 07:22:30 PM »
It looks like I took another hose clamp throught the prop...I will pull the cowls and see if it was mine...this time I have a slice 1/4" in the leading edge. What product would you smart folks advise to fill it.

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Dave
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Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 09:51:43 PM »
Propeller Field Repair

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Believe it or not, "super" glue and baking soda can often be used to make a field repair to a nicked propeller. In this video, Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA staff shows the technique that is used extensively in the ultralight and light plane world.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1431564069?bclid=1432781645&bctid=1674033145

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Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 02:31:19 PM »
What a great resource. Thanks!

Dave
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Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 04:40:03 PM »
Dave,

This is from  Gary Hertzler Prop Care page "-Your Silver Bullet has a rain erosion leading edge, however, it will not often stand up to larger pebbles or cowling screws.  Chipped leading edges or dings in the prop can be successfully filled with JB Weld.  Thoroughly clean the area to be repaired with solvent to remove any traces of engine oil.  Overfill the depression slightly and allow it to harden.  Carefully file and sand back to contour."  I've used it a couple of times.

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Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 07:37:01 PM »
The EAA tips videos has the JB Weld repair also, but it is for composite props, as I believe the Silver Bullet is.  Gary would probably be happy to answer the question for wood if you asked......

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Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 10:08:29 AM »
I completed the repair in the wood leading edge using the baking soda and super glue technique outlined in the video...easy and looks like it will work very well...will make a repair kit with the needed items for my ditch bag as well...my wife's finger nail file worked well to smooth it out.

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Dave
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Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 04:23:03 PM »
Even though the Silver bullet is a composite prop---the inner core is wood--just has a glass wrap around it.
Drew Swenson
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