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Old 05-04-2008, 12:22 PM
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I have a Hanger 9 extra 260, My wing tube is very tight. When I put it together, I have to push so hard that I am scared of breaking the wing. Is there a lubricant or some type of powder that will make the fit a little easier?
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:37 PM
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Couple of things you can do.

First is to wax the wing tube using a good auto wax. Sounds strange but it helps. The next presumes you have cardboard type tube sockets. Second is to obtain a piece of pvc pipe that will loosely fit inside the tube sockets in the wing. Use contact cement to stick a piece of 80g sandpaper around the pvc pipe. LIGHTLY sand the inside of the tube sockets. Don't go crazy and sand them paper thin and don't push the pvc through any closed off socket ends.!!! Use another pice of pipe with some 220 paper wrapped around it to knock off any burrs created by the 80g. Just a quick pass or two with the 220 is enough. If you have fiberglass sockets nix the 80g and only use the 220g.

You should not sand the outside or inside of a carbon fiber tube.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:25 PM
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if its a painted tube you could sand off some of the paint and then add some auto wax to it...
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:34 PM
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Aluminum tube? Use Mothers Mag Polish and go to work while watchig some mind numbing show on TV. It'll polish the tube up like a mirror, and make it slicker that you-know-what on a wet roof.



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