Advantages of Using Oratex®

Oratex600 and Oratex6000 are tested and proven aircraft fabrics that require no coatings whatsoever. The advantages over traditional systems are many:

  • Easy and safe to apply
  • No solvents, no stench, no dust
  • No filler, no sealer, no primer
  • No UV coat required (UV protection is engineered into the fabric)
  • Extremely resistant to impact [View Hammer Demonstration]
  • No tedious sanding
  • No danger of over sanding
  • No expensive top coat required
  • Faster completion times = less labor = $$$ savings
  • No respirator, compressor or spray equipment
  • No hoses tethering you to a positive ventilation system
  • Easy to repair, even in the field [Using Oratex to Repair Ceconite]
  • Resists scratching [View Scratch Demonstration]
  • Tools can be washed out with water
  • You can work without gloves
  • You can work in your living room
  • Available in a [Variety of Colors]
  • No paint booth
  • No disassembly and transporting for painting
  • Little to no environmental impact
  • Consistent weight, consistent quality
  • Does not burn [View Burn Demonstration]
  • No cracking or peeling
  • No ringworm
  • No risk of osmotic blistering
  • Good to 40 below [View Cold Weather Demonstration]
  • Glue holds over 100 pounds per square inch
  • Choose between pinked and straight edge tape
  • Can even be applied to sheet metal (such as cowling)
  • Apply adhesive today, glue down fabric tomorrow (or next week)
  • Gravel runways won't chip it
  • No extra weight
  • UV proof, oil proof, fuel proof, fire proof
  • Watertight, airtight (Be sure to install drain holes.)
  • Available in Fokker Red, Corsair Blue, Olive Drab Green, Cub Yellow, Insignia White, Natural White, Aluminum Silver, and Antique
  • Can be painted other colors if desired
  • Cost competitive [View Cost Comparison]

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The question was what is the lightest. The answer is Oratex. Don't knock it if you haven't used it. Used Poly Fiber, Stewarts and Oratex. Oratex is the lightest. I would use it again on another plane. No questions asked.

--Roger Peterson, PA-11 Project

Cost Comparison

Consider money saved on tools and long term maintenance, add in the value of your time and especially your health, and Oratex wins.

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Weight Data

Oratex is the lightest complete fabric covering system.

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Tools and Supplies

Successfully applying Oratex requires a few special tools.

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