JAPANESE PROCESS FOR GLUEING SILK TO THE EXTERIOR OF FLYING BOAT HULLS,
BUREAU OF NAVAL WEAPONS WASHINGTON D C WEAPON SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIV
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A Japanese procedure for waterproofing flying boat hulls is presented. The procedure, used during World War II, clearly avoided most of the difficulties of the standard American practice of applying waterproofing at joints during assembly. The process involves applying a series of plastic coatings, then installing silk tape over the rivetted areas while the coating is still wet, and finally applying 7 top coats of silver over the entire surfaces.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes