Perform steps (6) through (8) for one blade at a time.
(7) Application of Adhesive Promoter. Apply a thin coat of No. 86 promoter to the area covered by the first piece
of tape, shown in figure 3-3. Allow to dry at least five minutes, but not more than one hour before applying tape.
Promoter can extend beyond ends of tape.
(8) Tape Application, 8".
(a) Make alignment marks on outside of tape where leading edge will be located (3.5 inches from top edge),
see figure 3-1, sheet 2. Remove leading edge backing strips as shown in figure 3-1, sheet 3. Apply first piece of tape to
area shown in figure 3-3. When the tape is in the proper position, press it on the blade as close to the leading edge as
possible. Press down on the tape, working toward the trailing edge to prevent trapping air bubbles. See figure 3-1, sheet
4. Remove the backing strips one at a time, working toward the trailing edge. See figure 3-1, sheet 5. Begin at the
outboard end, 17.25 inches from the tip end.
(b) Apply 4 additional 36-inch long pieces of 8" tape and one 24-inch long piece of 8" tape with No. 86
promoter as shown in figure 3-4. Apply promoter in tape length segments to avoid contamination of coated surface.
(c) With backing strips on and against the blade, hold 24-inch long piece of 8" tape in position on the tip
leading edge per figure 3-5 and mark where inboard edge mates with existing tape. Extend trim line on bottom side
straight back and mark inboard edge of tape per figure 3-5. Cut tape at the mark line. Apply No. 86 promoter and place
tape in position as shown in figure 3-5. Cut off tape extending past tip of blade. Any bubbles encountered during the
application process may be removed by continuous squeegee stroking towards the edge of the tape or by puncturing the
bubbles with a needle and applying pressure to the wet adhesive.
Do not puncture bubbles after the adhesive has dried.
(d) Remove Tuck masking tape.
(9) Tape Application, 2".
(a) Scuff the 8" wide tape surface with 120 grit sandpaper in area to be covered by 2" wide tape as shown in
(b) Cut notches in 24-inch long piece of 2" wide tape as shown in figure 3-6.