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Skin Lap Bonder

Seal aircraft fuselage skin-laps preparatory to riveting.

What does a Skin Lap Bonder do?

Seals aircraft fuselage skin-laps preparatory to riveting, using handtools and sealing compound: Reads blueprints, work orders, and specifications to determine skin-lap to be sealed and type of sealant to be used. Cleans skin-lap area, using solvent, cloth, and brush. Applies specified sealing compound to skin-lap area, using fairing tools, roller, and sealing gun. Cleans bonded area to remove excess sealant subsequent to riveting, using solvent and cloth. May mix adhesives, cements, and similar sealing compounds.