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Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby nige22 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:42 pm

Hi there,
I was wondering if anyone would know what type of sloshing compound is used for the fibreglass tank in a Jab SK ?
I guess the compound has to be translucent to see the fuel level rather than the 'white' stuff used in the later wing tanks.

Many thanks

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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby Steevo » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:21 am

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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby nige22 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:08 am

Hi there, many thanks for the info. Does the compound still come out clear ?


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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby Steevo » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:08 pm

Not sure on the colour, I never got around to using it. Most of these are coloured.
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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby nige22 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:43 pm

Hi there just a quick update on the recommended sloshing compound. Very easy to use, it's quite 'thin' during application compared to other types of compound I've used on car fuel tanks. It dries translucent so is easy to see the fuel level though the GRP tank and so far (fingers crossed) has done a great job at re sealing the tank. Many thanks to Steevo for the info

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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby Steevo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:06 pm

I have been meaning to do mine. I have had the stuff for ages. It's really just a case of when I have the motivation to take the fuel tank out again. I should have done it when I removed it last year but considering the struggle I had getting it out and then back in again, I am not really looking forward to doing it again.
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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby diablo » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:09 am

I mirror your sentiment steve.

I dont think I ever swore so much in my life. I have definitely guaranteed myself a place in hell's front row!
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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby dcnfsr » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:12 pm

Please you could give the name of the sloshing compound? (the ebay link above is expired now)

any tips / tutorial guides on taking out the fuel tank?

i'd love to hear them as i'm taking out my tank this week to find a fuel leak and will reseal the tank whilst i'm at it.



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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby Steevo » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:19 pm

The one I have is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121744219383? ... EBIDX%3AIT

The only difference is that the one I got was for 20 gallons. I have not done it yet and intend doing it over this winter period but it was the one recommended to me quite a while ago. I cannot really say much more until I have tried it, but the people I do know that I have used it say it works fine.
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Re: Fuel Tank sloshing compound

Postby dcnfsr » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:25 pm

Thanks steevo, that's good of you.

Literally in the aircraft now swearing intermittently, some bits are hard to access for removal!
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