GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Material for Surface Protection – Anti Chaff & Galvanic Isolator

GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Material for Surface Protection – Anti Chaff & Galvanic Isolator


The following guidance is an example of Gore’s best practices when installing SKYFLEX™ Aerospace products. However it is the aircraft
design or engineering authority’s responsibility to develop suitable work
instructions, or technical orders to cover each application. GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials for surface protection help minimize the damaging effects of vibration and other mechanical forces. Their mechanical and environmental properties have been engineered to withstand mechanical wear
and increase the durability of these protective materials Anti-chafe applications minimize
vibration force and reduce the abrasive affects of foreign debris between surfaces. Surfaces should be cleaned with an appropriate cleaner such as isopropyl alcohol and cloth. Check the shelf life and part number:
prior to use GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials for surface protection are typically specified with high-strength pressure-sensitive adhesives, however
additional appropriate aerospace grade adhesives can also be used. SKYFLEX™ can be installed on the
structure or the panel at varying stages of the supply chain.
However, adhesive should only the present on one side. Common to all SKYFLEX™ products: It should be laid flat, smooth, and without
stretching. Light pressure should be applied once
the tape is in position, ensuring edges are wrapped If desired, excessive material can be
trimmed. However, the edge should still be wrapped. to avoid lifting and potential damage to
the edge. This should be specified in your work instruction or technical order. Holes can be created in a number of ways using simple tools. Care should be taken not to damage aircraft, or panel surface coatings. Joints should avoid overlaps, and be positioned away from fastener holes. Gaskets can also be supplied. Typically, Gore can use the
customer panel or structure drawing to create an accurate CAD cut gasket,
minimizing any opportunity for error in the physical form. Where a repair is required, this can be done simply and quickly. Mark the affected area and ensure any joints will not be close to the fastener hole. Lift all damaged material, insuring not to damage the surface below. Cut out to the damaged section. Clean up of adhesive can normally be
achieved by using an appropriate isopropyl alcohol cleaner, or adhesive tape. Cut a replacement piece of SKYFLEX™ the same size as the piece removed. Apply from one edge, ensuring there no creases or overlap .material Create holes as required. Inspection criteria: Use/reuse cycles should be specified by the relevant aircraft design or engineering authorities for the
application. More information on SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials can be found on www.Gore.com

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