Shade Controller

Custom manufacturing solutions include design, prototype & production.

XG-5

The Blue Stuff... A cleaning solution designed for post flight wipe downs and dry wash cleaning of the complete airframe.

XMP-S Metal Polish

Six grades of polish that will produce a smooth, highly reflective mirror-like surface on all brightwork.

Ink Remover

A necessary companion on every trip - Ink Remover by Perrone.

Custom Manufacturing from SSV

What can we build for you?

PBS Boot De-Icer Sealent

De-Ice Boot Sealant - works better and costs less.

Leather Cleaner Wipes

Perrone's Cleaner/Conditioner in a wipe - a must in any fly-away kit!

STICK-IT

Temporary adhesive for locating hard to reach parts.

Beech Elevator Fairlead

FAA-PMA replacement at a much lower price

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News & Notes…


10/21/11... New You Tube video describing the use of the Tempest AA1000 EPS now online... Working with our partner, Tempest Products, we have produced a You Tube video which gives an overview to the use and operation of the AA1000 Engine Preservation System we manufacture for Tempest Products.  The video describes the operation and typical uses for the AA1000.  Check out the video at YouTube.com and search for the Tempest AA1000 Engine Preservation System.   The AA1000 is available from your favorite Tempest Products Distributor, or you may contact your SSV representative, and we'll direct you to a stocking distributor.


04/08/11... SSV receives PMA approval on four Beechcraft Rod End Bearings! SSV is pleased to announce that we have received design approval and PMA for p/n's: SSV35-231553-4M & -L4M and SSV35-231765-1F & -3M.  These parts are direct replacements for many Beechcraft rod end bearing part numbers.  Their typical usage ranges from nose gear components to ailerons, to gear doors.  More rod end bearings and other parts are on their way.  Click here to learn more.

 

04/08/11... SSV receives PMA approval on four Beechcraft Rod End Bearings! SSV is pleased to announce that we have received design approval and PMA for p/n's: SSV35-231553-4M & -L4M and SSV35-231765-1F & -3M.  These parts are direct replacements for many Beechcraft rod end bearing part numbers.  Their typical usage ranges from nose gear components to ailerons, to gear doors.  More rod end bearings and other parts are on their way.  Click here to learn more.

 

02/03/11... Buffmaster Green Cutter Metal Polish now available... SSV is pleased to announce that we are now carrying Buffmaster Products' Green Metal polish, p/n: RC800.  This is an excellent cutting-type metal polish suitable for leading edges.  Buffmaster manufactures a complete line of drum buffing equipment that is widely used throughout the corporate aircraft world.  The RC800 is their recommended polish for getting off heavy oxidation and build-up in preparation for using a finish polish (like the XMP-F & XMP-S, also carried by SSV).  Click under the Metal Polish tab above for more info.

 

09/21/10... Another Replacement Beech Part Now Approved! SSV is pleased to announce that we have received design approval and PMA for p/n SSV35-600003 Bushing.  Our part is an FAA-PMA replacement for Beechcraft p/n: 35-600003.  This bushing is a common wear item on Bonanza Ruddervators as well as other Beech elevator & aileron systems.  The SSV price is $18.00/ea - compare to $36.00 for the O.E.M.  Click here to learn more.


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CLEANING/DETAILING TECH TIPS

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Seat Tracks:

  Use 100% XG-5 to clean out seat tracks.  It was found (and later added to the maintenance manual) at SR Technics in Ireland that XG-5, used at 100% strength, was effective at removing accumulated crude and residue during maintenance checks where the interiors were removed.  The technique involved applying XG-5 to the seat track rails and using a small bristle brush (probably bent to fit into the seat tracks) to gently remove the a...

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Skydrol Stains and Carbon Sootin:

 Based on Detailer Field Reports, No Streek has been found to be effective at removing Skydrol stains and carbon sooting from paint exteriors.  Simply spray the product on the stain, let it foam up, and then remove with a clean micro fiber towel or clean cotton rag.  With all recommendations, some common sense must apply:  Skydrol stains should be fairly recent and not have the opportunity to be baked into the paint; and heavy carbon...

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Xzilon in High Humid Climates:

Applying Xzilon to paint in high humid climates, Xzilon p/n X-20-WO may streak during the application.  We recommend substituting Xzilon p/n X-20-15 for the –WO in high humid conditions.  Not sure, try out a test area on the painted surface with the –WO to determine if the substitution is necessary.  Remember, p/n X-20-15 does require that you wipe off the excess material as you are applying Xzilon.  If you h...

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Xziloning Bright Work:

 This cannot be said enough!  When preparing brightwork sufaces for Xzilon application, YOU MUST make sure that all residual polish and metal oxidation has been removed.  Some polishes contain a carnuba wax component that will react with the Xzilon and leave streaks.  Those streaks will be have to be machined polished in order to be removed.  We recommend using 100% Isopropyl Alcohol for cleaning the pol...

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Applicators for Xzilon:

Use only Dupont Sontera Wipes, p/n AC1213WWA, for applying Xzilon.  These particular Sontera Wipes have a fiber construction that allows the Xzilon liquid formula to bolus on the cloth, permitting the maximum amount of solids in the formula to be applied to the hard surface and not be absorbed into the wipe.  More of the Xzilon on the hard surface means a better, longer term application of the Xzilon.

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Removing XW-9M Drywash:

XW-9M Drywash can be removed either by hand using a clean micro-fiber or cotton towel, or by machine using an orbital buffing pad.  For large surface areas, use an machine orbital for effective and efficient removal XW-9M and to leave a consistent, shiny finish.  Change out the orbital pads as they become saturated.

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Cleaning of Micro Fiber & Cotton Towels:

Micro Fiber and cotton towels can be laundered in a solution of XE-3 Zero V.O.C. degreaser.  Use ¼ cup of XE-3 per large load in a conventional washing machine, warm or hot wash.  Dry normally.  Towels come out clean and XE-3 is safe for the environment since it is a Zero V.O.C. formulation.  Even in California! 

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Use Perrone Ink Remover ASAP:

 The Perrone Ink Remover is designed to not be very aggressive at removing ink so that a bigger problem is not created by trying to remove the ink (think of a white spot in the middle of a dark leather seat).  Ink in leather can be a very tricky thing to deal with because there are so many variables having to do with the kinds of inks that are used (water or oil based), the color and age of leather, and so on.  So, when you spot an ink st...

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Keep Brightwork bright between Xzilon Coatings:

 XC-11 Spray and Shine (the ‘Pink’ Stuff) is sometimes referred to as a ‘Quick-Detail’ type product.  Xzilon is first and foremost a corrosion inhibitor for brightwork.  In order to keep brightwork looking like it was ‘just polished’, we recommend that the leading edges be wiped down with XC-11.  Spray and Shine is a mild cleaner that will not detoriate the Xzilon coating and will brighten up the surface making it look fresh.  XC-...

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Clay Bar for large surface areas (ugh!):

 The Clay Bar process can be a very time consuming step in the Xzilon Application Process.  It can be made quicker by using a Clay Bar Holder that goes on most rotary type machines.  The Holder provides a pocket where the Clay Bar can be molded to fit.  When using a high speed, however, make sure to rotate and reform the clay bar more frequently than when you are using the clay bar by hand – every two to three minutes would probab...

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Unfinished Leather – USE CAUTION:

Some leathers are UNFINISHED leathers. We do not recommend using any cleaning chemicals on these types of leathers, such as suede, nubuck or naked leather. These instructions & tech tips are for FINISHED leathers only. A good test that you can easily perform to determine whether or not your leather is finished is to wet your finger and dab it onto your leather. If the water is absorbed into the leather it is unfinished. If the water sit...

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Keep your leather free of dust and debris!

This can be achieved by a routine wipe down of your leather with a clean & dry micro-fiber towel or rag. Dust and dirt can settle in the pores of your leather and cause premature erosion of your finish system.

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General practices when caring for leather:

First, always use cleaning products in a manner consistent with labeling; second, always pretest surface before wide spread use of any cleaning products; third, do not spray products directly on leather; and lastly, start with a recommended leather cleaning product or a mild surfactant / soap and water solution to clean your finished leathers.

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Avoid certain chemical when caring for leather:

Some chemical groups can melt into the finish system and/or cause damage leading to tacky feeling leather and/or color transfer. Those chemicals to avoid include the following:      1. Heavy solvents or petroleum based solvents such as acetone, methyl ethyl keytone (MEK), mineral spirits, lacquer thinner and isopropyl alcohol.       2. High alkaline cleaners (pH of 10.5 or more) or acid based products (pH of 5 or less) such as most h...

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How often should leather be cleaned?

Your leather should be cleaned on a regular basis. Ideally, they should be cleaned as often as possible. Dust and dirt can settle in the pores of your leather and cause premature erosion of your finish system. Realistically, a routine cleaning of (1) time per week or as close to that schedule as possible is a good idea. When you have a spill or stain that occurs on your leather, it is best to go after it right away (similar to a stain o...

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How do I treat ink stains in my leather?

For fresh ink stains, apply an approved leather ink remover for finished leathers. We recommend Perrone’s Ink and Stain Remover (#IR-102) to a soft lint-free rag or cotton swab and gently agitate stain in a random circular motion. Be sure to move to a clean area of cloth or swab as to not re-apply any ink that may have been removed. If stain is untouched, try a soft nylon brush and re-agitate. If stain is still untouched, re-apply Per...

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Gum is stuck to my leather – now what?

 Use Perrone’s Deep Cleaner in conjunction with mechanical removal of gum. Carefully apply Deep Cleaner to gum and agitate with soft nylon brush or lint-free rag. A pallet knife can also be used (carefully) to mechanically remove gum from leather after softened by Deep Cleaner. Be sure not to cut into leather finish during this process. If additional gum residue remains, follow-up with another application of Perrone’s Deep Cleane...

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When cleaning leather:

  Be sure to use a genuine horsehair brush.  The soft bristles of these brushes will work  into the grain pattern of the leather, thoroughly cleaning it.    If you clean leather with a rag or cloth, you are not cleaning effectively.  Be careful not to use nylon or plastic brushes to clean leather, as they can be potentially damaging to the finish system of fine leathers.

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South Seas Ventures

 

SSV, Inc. was founded to provide ’better-engineered’ products for GA & corporate aircraft.

 

On design staff includes an aerospace engineer, an electrical engineer with over twenty years experience, and a mechanical engineer with over thirty years experience in the repair and interior replacement industry.

 

Our capabilities are broad as we strive to satisfy customer requirements with a focus on quality and on-time delivery. We focus on problems that need solving with a specialty in low to medium volume, high quality aerospace components.

 

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