Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Antenna Gaskets

What do you need to use to clean the surface of the aircraft and antenna (before application and after removal of your antenna gaskets)?

The surface shall be wiped with a clean, solvent (isopropyl alcohol or other approved cleaning solvent) dampened cloth, followed immediately by wiping with a clean dry cloth. Residue of previously applied adhesives, sealants, or fillet sealing materials shall also be removed. An appropriate chemical conversion coating may be applied to the aircraft skin surface and allowed to dry per manufacturer's instructions prior to installing the gasket.

Can the antenna gaskets be re-used?

Av-DEC recommends the antenna gasket be replaced each time the antenna is removed. If a replacement gasket is not available, carefully remove the antenna, taking care not to damage the gasket. Re-install the antenna gasket, following Av-DEC's installation instructions. Replace the gasket as soon as practical to ensure the best environmental protection and electrical bonding performance.

Injectable Sealants

What method can be used for disposal of unused injectable products?

Unused material should be mixed by either a) dispensing through a mixing straw into a waste container or b) pouring both sides into a small container and stirring the components until thoroughly mixed. Mixed material and empty cartridges may be placed in regular trash containers.

Why do you require Injectable Sealants be shipped Overnight (Domestic) or Priority (International) between November 1 and March 31?

These sealants are temperature sensitive and shipping this method limits potential prolonged exposure to temperatures less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If exposed over a long period of time to these low temperatures prior to the products mixing and application, the product may not perform as expected.

All Products

What is the service temperature of your products?

Request technical data sheet.

What is the shelf life of Av-DEC products?

Request technical data sheet.

Can the shelf life be extended?

No. Please contact Av-DEC with specific product questions related to shelf-life.

About our Business

What is the typical lead time for new material

Our current standard lead time is 30 days for most orders. We can however expedite new manufacture of small quantities within the same week or even by next business day in some cases. Ask us for a quote for more details.

I have a possible application for Av-DEC products or technologies, but I don't see it listed in any Av-DEC information. Who do I talk to at Av-DEC about this application?

For assistance with your possible application, please contact Av-DEC.

I would like to get a sample of your product to test in my application.

Please contact Av-DEC.

Can customers buy directly from Av-DEC?

In most cases yes. Please contact Av-DEC detailing your specific need and we can direct you to the proper channel to purchase our products.

Do you have any foreign representation?

Av-DEC does have representation in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Israel.

Where can I get a copy of your Safety Data Sheet (SDS), or a Technical Data Sheet (TDS)?

Please contact Av-DEC.