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Ceconite is the name of a family of aircraft fabric covering products, all based upon a very special polyester fabric that has become a major industry standard.

In a nutshell...

  • It's stronger than Grade A cotton or linen
  • It's far more durable than either
  • It weathers better and longer than either
  • It's easier to use and repair
  • Shrinking is predictable and repeatable

What's That About Shrinking?

Unlike cotton or linen which were shrunk (tautened) by dope, Ceconite is precisely shrunk by heat, using a calibrated clothing iron. This lets you control the shrinking, giving you unmatched command of the covering process, producing predictably superior results every time. Because calibrated temperatures are important to the shrinking process, however, you shouldn't use a heat gun, which gives you no control.

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.