REPAIR BLADE FAIRING SKIN DAMAGE
Apply adhesive (E40 or E41) to outlined area
(5) of blade skin (6) and one side of patch (4).
If fiberglass laminate (E168.1) is used, apply
adhesive so edges of patch curl towards blade.
Use stiff brush.
Center patch (4) over damage (1), within outline
(5). Position patch with fibers at 45º to blade
chord. Press onto skin (6). If wire mesh diverter
damage is less than 1 square-inch, go to step
If wire mesh diverter damage is more than 1
square-inch, replace mesh (7) as follows:
Cut piece of mesh (E453) (8) to cover patch
(4) and exposed mesh (7).
Position mesh (E453) (8) over patch (4) and
mesh (7). Seat firmly. Brush a thin coat of
adhesive over mesh.