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    Default Fabric work, time to get the wings done. who's good?

    Time to get my wings recovered. Looking for some recomedations for who is good at fabric work in the south central area. Also, who to avoid...

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    There are a number of people that do really great work. Some are more type specialists than fabric specialists though. What are you flying? And how far are you willing to travel?
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    Cessna 140. Anchorage/Valley/Kenai area would be OK, don't really want to go further than that unless the price/quality is extraordinary! Most of the good Cessna guys I know are not to hot on fabric work.

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    Okay, I can see the Cessna may limit type-specific guys.

    I do not know everybody by any stretch, but I can tell you the ones I know that do outstanding work. There are many more.

    Dan's Aircraft is a cub shop on Merrill Field that does great fabric work. Eddie Trimmer is at the Willow airport and is regarded as an expert on PA-22 and -20 aircraft, but I've seen his fabric work and it is very nice.

    Ray Block is at Wasilla, and is sort of a Champ guy, I've seen fabric come out of his shop as well, and it was very nice. But like I said, there are lots of people that do this kind of work, and living out in the boonies, I have been in relatively few of the shops you have access to. I'm sure some of the other folks on here have a lot more options for you.
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    Try Lowell's Custom Aircraft Paint he has a web site if you type it in google.

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    Wicks is good

    Can't post negatives here so post your email for "who to stay away from"

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    I second Wicks.
    They are between Palmer and Wasilla. Their little strip is a touch short for a Cessna 140. It would be better just to bring them the wings.
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    A stripped down 140 can get into 200-300' and out of 500-600'... (85hp w/climb prop)

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    I saw this outfits ad for aircraft recovering at the top of ads under aircraft on Alaska List. Good hourly rate.


    http://www.abovealaska.com/alaska-aircraft-maintenance/

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    If your mechanic doesn't do it he must know somebody that does. That's where I'd start.

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    I know Drew at above alaska personally does excellent work and is fair priced.

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