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Old 12-22-2004, 11:58 PM
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Default RE: water and ammonia

I've not had that problem.

Perhaps the wood is simply too wet. You should spray the ammonia solution on the side that you want to expand. That is usually on the outside of the plane. Wait about 15 to 20 minutes while the ammonia breaks down the fibers. Sometimes I will rap the wood around a plans tube and hit it with the heat gun. That works great.

Funny story :

One day I had been sheeting my T28. I had ammonia all over me. ( I tend to wipe my hands on my clothes). I went to get a pack of smokes. I ran into a friend. As we stood out in the Houston heat talking, I couldn't believe the absolute stench of urine surrounding us. It was ME !!! The ammonia !!!! hehe