REAR WHEEL RING ADAPTER MAINTENANCE (Contd)
CLEANING, INSPECTION, AND REPAIR
Skysol-100 mixture is combustible. Use mechanical ventilation whenever
product is used in a confined space, is heated above ambient
temperatures, or is agitated. DO NOT use or store near heat, sparks,
flame, or other ignition sources. Keep container sealed when not in use.
Contact with Skysol-100 may cause skin irritation. Use chemical resistant
gloves. In case of skin contact, remove any contaminated clothing and
wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Wash contaminated clothing
before reuse. Eye contact may cause irritation, tearing, or blurring of
vision. Use face shield or goggles when eye contact may occur. In case of
eye contact, flush eyes with large amounts of water for at least fifteen
(15) minutes or until irritation subsides. Inhalation may cause irritation
to upper respiratory passages. DO NOT have food or drink in the vicinity.
Clean all mating and contact surfaces first with Skysol-100, then with alcohol. Dry with a lint-
Measure outside diameter of axle spindle (5) bearing journals. Discard spindle if measurement "A"
is less than 2.4363 in. (61.88 mm) or measurement "B" is less than 2.6238 in. (66.64 mm).
Inspect axle spindle (5) and ring adapter (1) for cracks, scratches, gouges, and holes. Replace axle
housing (6) (WP 0344 00) and ring adapter (1) if cracked, scratched, gouged, or holes are present.
Apply sealant to male threads of straight adapter (2).
Install straight adapter (2) on ring adapter (1).
Never add solvents to any kind of epoxy. Injury to personnel may result.
Keep the epoxy mixture container lids closed tight when not in use. Use
only in well-ventilated places.
Always wear gloves while working with epoxy as it irritates the skin.
Keep epoxy away from extreme heat and open flame. Most resins are
flammable before hardened.
Ring adapter repair fixture must be fabricated prior to mixing sealing
Typical working time for one pound of mixed sealing compound at 75°F
(24°C) is 45 minutes. One package should be divided to ensure there is
enough for two spindles.
Have a container of water available for use when spreading sealing
Mix epoxy body filler according to specific instructions on label.
Air straight adapter must seat flush on spindle.
Smooth cured surfaces with file or with sanding block with sandpaper.
Apply a medium smooth coat of epoxy, approximately 3/16-in. (0.5 cm) thick, around edges of ring
adapter notch (8), rear of ring adapter (1), and axle spindle (5).
Using air adapter repair fixture, install ring adapter (1) on axle spindle (5) with nut (9).
Apply remaining epoxy around edges of inboard side of axle spindle (5), ring adapter (1), and axle
spindle notch (7).