Ceconite Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ceconite Legal for My Airplane?
Unless it's a real oddball, the answer is YES. Ceconite is FAA approved for use on everything from a Mooney Mite to a DC-3, plus every experimental you can name. The Ceconite manual includes a complete list.
What Cements Can I use with Ceconite?
Ceconite New Super Seam is the only PMA'd cement used on the Ceconite STC. Do NOT try to use straight nitrate or butyrate dope to attach your Ceconite fabric. Very bad idea.
What Coatings Can I Use?
Randolph Aircraft Products Non-Tautening Nitrate and Butyrate dopes are the only aircraft-grade PMA'd dopes used on the Ceconite STC. You can use Randolph Ranthane as a topcoat if you want a flexible, high-gloss polyurethane finish.
Are there other fabric covering systems that use Ceconite?
Several other fine covering systems use Ceconite fabric. These systems are not included on the Ceconite STC; each has their own STC, installation manual and product line. All are very different from the Ceconite/Randolph system. It is important to remember that each system uses their cement coatings and paint; so if you mix products from different fabric covering STC's you will invalidate the aircraft's airworthiness. To be safe, pick a system and stick with it from start to finish, never mix products from different systems.