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Polyurethane Protective Boots

3M Aerospace supply a wide range of pre-formed polyurethane protective tapes for use on aircraft radomes and structures. These ‘boots’ protect the surface from damage caused by moisture, UV light, wind, sand, rain, sleet, snow, and other airborne particles using a technology that contains no VOC's and is fast and easy to apply.

Each boot is thermoformed for a precise custom fit over painted or unpainted surfaces, then the high-strength acrylic adhesive backing keeps it in place, providing an aggressive bond against extreme shear forces and shielding against erosion, abrasion, minor impact, fluids and damaging UV rays.

The current range of 3M polyurethane protective boots available at Silmid are listed below. Please note, other sizes and platforms are available – please call your account manager for more information.

 

3M ID

Manufacturer Platform

Platform

Location

SJ8663 FP551

BAE

146

Nose Radome

SJ8665 FP001-1

Boeing

707, 727 and 737

Nose Radome

SJ8665 FP006-1

Boeing

747

Nose Radome

SJ8665 FP022

Canadair

Challenger 600, 601 and 604. CRJ 100 and 200.

Nose Radome

SJ8665 FP047

Embraer

EMB 120 and 145

Radome

SJ8665 FP048

Bombardier de Havilland

DH-8

Radome

SJ8665 FP109

Fokker

F-28 and F-100

Nose Radome

SJ8665 FP110-2

Airbus

A318, A319, A320 and A321

Nose Radome

SJ8665 FP178

Lockheed Martin

P-3 Orion

Rain Erosion Cap, Nose Radome

SJ8665 FP359

Bombardier de Havilland

Dash 8/400

Vertical Stabilizer Bullet Nose Fairing

SJ8665 FP405

Embraer

ERJ 170 and ERJ 190

Radome

SJ8665 FP44

Airbus

A318, A319, A320 and A321

Flap Track Inboard Fairing

SJ8665 FP449

Airbus

A318, A319, A320 and A321

Flap Track Middle Fairing

SJ8665 FP450

Airbus

A318, A319, A320 and A321

Flap Track Outboard Fairing


The installation and subsequent removal of the 3M polyurethane protective boots is quick and easy, as can be seen in the installation video below performed on an Airbus A320 radome.

Click here to view the whole process.

Finally, it is recommended that the below products are recommended in certain areas of the application and removal process.