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    Default Dang Sloshing Compound

    All this ***** stuff came out of ONE float compartment.

    This is left over sloshing compound, that was allowed to build up
    over several years by the previous owners of these floats.

    It only trapped water between the yucky stuff and the aluminum.
    What a frigging mess.
    This was a lot of work. Doing it all by feel with one arm down inside the
    inspection hatch. BTW, the hatches on PK floats are too small for Alaskan size arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    All this ***** stuff came out of ONE float compartment.

    This is left over sloshing compound, that was allowed to build up
    over several years by the previous owners of these floats.

    It only trapped water between the yucky stuff and the aluminum.
    What a frigging mess.
    This was a lot of work. Doing it all by feel with one arm down inside the
    inspection hatch. BTW, the hatches on PK floats are too small for Alaskan size arms.
    ​The reason I still prefer Peral-Ketone . . .

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    Are you going to be able to finish your float project before summer is over? I have noticed that without you posting about flying none of your buddies say anything. Looking forward to reading about more of your adventures or seeing another superbly edited video. P.S. If everything goes right my Sedan will be wet next week.

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    I am starting the install back onto the C-172 today.
    My lovely bride and I spent all mothers day working on the darn floats.

    This summer I need to build a FLOAT-SHED or Float Shop, so I can work on the floats a little here and there all winter long.
    Sitting outside under a tarp all winter does not help them at all.

    I should still wait a couple days before putting the plane in the water so all the sealant can really cure. But hopefully we can start bolting them on in an hour or so....
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    By the way, in this photo you might be able to see the silver stuff that came in around some rivets before hardening. That silver stuff is POR-15 fuel tank sealant. I applied it to the exterior of the floats while I had a vacuum creating a suction in each compartment. So it was drawn-in from the outside.
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