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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31706 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 9993 times:

Apart from the Hydrophobic coating introduced.Is there any suitable non Ozone damaging repellant in use on todays Aircraft.
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MEL


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9930 times:

My only answer, sort of a "RainX" for airplanes: RVR Rain Repellant

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31706 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9792 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 1):

Isn't that a type of Hydrophobic coating.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9792 times:

I see what you are saying...I do believe that is a hydrophobic coating.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31706 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9790 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 3):
I see what you are saying...I do believe that is a hydrophobic coating

What about Airbus Aircraft.Do they use Rain Repellant.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9587 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
What about Airbus Aircraft.Do they use Rain Repellant.

I know that our A320's do use it. The MFR P/N is 402Q80-1 (as per the last shipment) and we have bought it through a variety of companies. I know it is in our IPC (AIPC 30-45-42-01).



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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9485 times:

I remember on our BAE 146's, we actually applied good ole fashioned Rain X to the windscreens. It was called out for right in the paperwork. I got a laugh out of that Smile

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9449 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 5):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
What about Airbus Aircraft.Do they use Rain Repellant.

I know that our A320's do use it. The MFR P/N is 402Q80-1 (as per the last shipment) and we have bought it through a variety of companies. I know it is in our IPC (AIPC 30-45-42-01).

When I was working for Shannon Aerospace Ltd. we installed a new permanent rain repellent coating on the windshields during D-checks. I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.
The spray on system was at the same time inoped.

Jan


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31706 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9428 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.

Sounds like a type of Hydrophobic coating.How long did it last before needing reapplication.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9397 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.

Sounds like a type of Hydrophobic coating.How long did it last before needing reapplication.

regds
MEL

I don't know. I just remember that we did on LH A320 and A321 during D-checks.

Jan


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9328 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
I don't remember the brand name, but it involved thouroughly cleaning the (removed) window, masking the edges, distributing the chemicals with a squeegee and baking them in with a heat blanket.

Sounds like a type of Hydrophobic coating.How long did it last before needing reapplication.

A guy that I worked with got some and applied it to his car windshield...lasted for years, apparently. Obviously not the same wear as on an aircraft but the stuff is clearly a lot tougher than Rain-X type coatings.

Tom.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31706 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9279 times:

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 10):
guy that I worked with got some and applied it to his car windshield...lasted for years

With lack of Airflow velocity of comparism to that on an Aircraft,its understandable.

Hydrophobic coatings normally last a few years depending on the sectors & hours flown.

regds
MEL



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