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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject: WoodComp Prop Reply with quote

I have an Allegro 2000 ELSA. The prop on the plane is a WoodComp, three blade Klassic 63" propeller. This is the original prop. I have 370 hours on the Airplane and prop. I hanger and fly out of a grass strip here in NC. As a result of being on a grass strip I need to clean my prop quite frequently to remove bug juice, and grass clippings (from the mower, not the prop). I clean the prop with Simple Green cleaner and water. There is leading edge tape on the blades. I am developing a discoloration on the surface of the outer surface of the blades that resembles "water marks"(for lack of a better definition). I cannot remove them. Attached is a photo. I don't know what is causing this, or if it is a problem. Has anyone else had this occur on a Woodcomp prop or similar prop?

Hugh McKay
Allegro 2000
Rotax 912 UL
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: WoodComp Prop Reply with quote

That's strange. Maybe something in the Simple Green, or chemicals used to spray the runway?

I use plain water for minor cleaning. For a lot of bugs I use Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover, with an occasional car wax application. It'd be interesting to try a mild polishing compound on your prop to see if it removes whatever is on the surface (assuming just waxing it doesn't take care of it).

We're at about 740 hours and the prop is still black and glossy. (with some occasional dressing of nicks and polishing scratches)

...Brad.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: WoodComp Prop Reply with quote

Do those marks extend underneath the leading edge tape?
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