The Latest in Waterborne Technology for the Aerospace Industry
We accept Visa We accept Mastercard

How to get rid of fuel stains?

Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 4:48 PM Quote
I spilled some avgas on my nice Eko-poly orange metal wings, and didn't notice. Today I went out to fly and there's a big blue stain around my gas filler neck. It won't come off with soap and water, Formula 409, or Simple Green (Aviation). Any suggestions?
Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 10:44 AM Quote
Lacquer thinner will remove it.  It's very important not to over fill tanks with fuel that has been stored in a cool area then park the plane in the sun where the fuel will expand and could dribble out through the filler neck and cap area.  Always leave a little room in the tank for expansion.  

Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 1:20 PM Quote
Thanks Jason. I'll try it tomorrow.
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 8:06 PM Quote
I am hoping to paint my Pacer which is currently grey.  When it was recovered several years ago, they did not fix the leak in
the fuel selector. that an one wing tank leaked internally to cause stains.  I assume that I need to seal those stains or else
they will penetrate my fresh topcoat.  Suggestions?  Jim Price