• HIPEC® FABRIC FINISHING SYSTEM
How to apply HIPEC
• 6 Steps
• Supplement for type certificated aircraft
Types of Aircraft
• HIGH WING LOADING • NEW or OLD DOPED
• ULTRA LIGHT
• AMATEUR BUILT
• FACTORY BUILT
• TYPE CERTIFICATED AIRCRAFT
• Dry Goods
• Color Chart
HIPEC is shipped in safely
The brilliant luster and
beauty of HIPEC is lasting.
Attaches fabric to ribs
without rib stitching!
HIPEC® coated fabric covered aircraft have been flying since 1964.
Some are aerobatic aircraft, some with wing loading of over 12 psf; some kept outside in intense summer sun, to -50°
Celsius winter cold, and in dry or damp climates. No matter what the ordeal!
HIPEC® coatings withstand
terrible abuse with hardly a blemish. Top coats retain their gloss and
flexibility indefinitely. All primers and top coats cover 75 sq.ft / qt / coat. When dry,
weight per coat is 1.2 lbs/ 100 sq.ft. for primers and most colors. White top coat is 1.5 lbs /
FINISHING SYSTEM includes everything you need:
Look or Low Gloss
airflow over wing, so better performance of your aircraft.
fabric attachment to rib capstrips, instead of
intermittent attachment (typical for ribstitching
or riveting), so there is a more even loading of ribs on your aircraft.
ribs because no holes are drilled into ribs.
labor required - riveting, ribstitching and
taping are eliminated.
weight and lower cost to you as rivets, reinforcing tapes, surface tapes
and extra coating to fill tapes are not required.
1 to 3 coats are required.
appearance and lighter weight, enable better performance for your aircraft.
to patch with pre-coated patches and other techniques.
tested to 60° Celsius (140° Fahrenheit) in intense UV light and to a
pressure of 120 psf with NO FABRIC RELEASE FROM RIBS!
How to apply the
HIPEC® FINISHING SYSTEM
- with just 6 simple steps you have an incredible professional finish:
1. Prepare aluminum
structures by aluminum cleaning, alodine treatment
and apply a HIPEC® PRIMER, or prepare steel by sandblasting,
abrading or chemical cleaning, then coat with a HIPEC® PRIMER, or
prepare wood structure by sealing with HIPEC® CLEAR or HIPEC®
2. Apply heat shrink
polyester fabric onto structure and secure around perimeter with HIPEC®
ATTACH GLOO (HAG).
3. Tauten fabric with
4. Brush on one coat of HIPEC®
SUN BARRIER - it will soak through fabric and adhere fabric to structure.
5. For heavy duty or deluxe
coating, spray on one coat of HIPEC® SUN BARRIER or HIPEC®
6. Finally, spray on one coat
HIPEC® TOP COAT color.
Job’s done!! There are
techniques for concave surfaces, fluted metal ribs, metallic color
for type certificated aircraft:
wide do capstrips need to be? ..
click here to find out!
Types of aircraft
Don’t leave an aircraft parked in the sun without a good ultraviolet-proof
finish - use HIPEC® SUN BARRIER and HIPEC® TOP COAT -
Only 2 coats. Use HIPEC® CLEAR to seal interior against water, oil
and dirt absorption.
& HIGH WING LOADING AIRCRAFT
Rib stitched and
surface taped - neat, flexible, weatherproof and high gloss finish using
HIPEC® SUN BARRIER, HIPEC® PRIMER SEALER and HIPEC®
TOP COAT. Three to five coats total.
OLD DOPED AIRCRAFT
Sand, rejuvenate if
required. Apply HIPEC® SUN BARRIER (HSB) and HIPEC® TOP
COAT (HTC) -permanently seals and preserves base dope and fabric. Adds
brilliant weatherproof finish.
LIGHT AIRCRAFT covered with Dacron, Sailcloth, Tedlar,
Use 1 coat clear HIPEC® TOP COAT to improve the takeoff, climb and
cruise, or for maximum UV protection, use HIPEC® SUN BARRIER and
HIPEC® TOP COAT color.
LIGHT & AMATEUR BUILT AIRCRAFT
No rib stitching - no
tapes - aluminum colored HIPEC® SUN BARRIER primes, seals and
tenaciously adheres fabric to structure. Add HIPEC® TOP COAT color
and optional stripes and decals.
Where approved, HIPEC® can now be used on factory-built aircraft.
NO MORE DOPING!!! Only 3 coats required.
Price List for HIPEC®
More Information on HIPEC®
Falconar’s book - "HIPEC® the
Modern Method of Covering and Finishing" (contains color
US & Canada (Add $6 Postage), $25 International (Airmail included).