This range offers a variety of tools and accessories for the application of sealant and the removal of sealant and adhesive tape residues.
The 3M™ SkyScraper™ by Elixair is a line of advanced plastic scraper tools with a comfortable grip handle (SkyGrip™, sold separately) used for removal of cured sealants and adhesives. The hardened plastic scrapes away unwanted residue for fast removal. Their unique shapes and variety of widths help get into the many hard-to-reach areas, commonly encountered in aircraft design.
Difficult Made Easy
The 3M™ SkyScraper™ by Elixair Sealant Removal Tool is part of a system that uses hardened plastic to scrape away unwanted residue for fast, effective removal. The precision engineered shape helps get into the hard-to-reach areas, commonly found in aircraft design. The SkyScraper can be resharpened from 18 to 25 times (depending on plastic type) using our 3M™ SkyMill™ Revolution by Elixair™ Sharpener, our portable, cordless sharpening accessory to keep your blades sharp where and when you need. Repeated use of a consistently sharp SkyScraper saves time and money.
The Plastic Solution
Depending on the model, we use either Ultem™ or Polyoxymethylene (POM) plastics in manufacturing the 3M™ SkyScraper™ by Elixair. Ultem is an amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) resin that offers high strength and stiffness, broad chemical resistance, and exceptional elevated thermal resistance. This unique material offers high tensile strength and dimensional stability. Unlike most other amorphous thermoplastics, Ultem resins stay strong and resist stress. They also retain their strength and resist cracking when exposed to aircraft fluids, aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, and weak aqueous solutions.
Polyoxymethylene (POM), more commonly known as acetal, is a thermoplastic that exhibits high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability - ideal for scraping without scribing or undercutting the base material. POM is a tough material with a very low coefficient of friction that allows our scrapers to slide through tough sealant and adhesive residues. It is more flexible than Ultem™, which allows you to apply the tool at a more acute cutting angle and to retain the optimum angle through curved surfaces common throughout aircraft designs.
Tough Tasks, Smart Solutions
In tackling unique requirements of aircraft manufacture and maintenance, our 3M Sky Products by Elixair are a family of aviation tools and sealant and adhesive removers that help reduce turnaround times and costs. The precision engineered tools work sealants into challenging places such as seams, channels, corners and curves. The unique plastic materials also remove unwanted residue smoothly and cleanly and perform best when used in conjunction with SkyWash or SkyWipes. Elixair products are designed to be user friendly, employing the best known technologies to make the task of sealant and adhesive application and removal less labor intensive and time consuming.
Our Best for Your Best
3M is proud to partner with organizations across the spectrum of aerospace and related industries. Enabling efficiencies, reducing process times and lowering aircraft weight is how we execute our never-ending mission to offer best-in-class adhesives, sealants, surface protection products and composite resins that effectively reduce costs on multiple fronts. Professionals across the industry know the numerous advantages of 3M Aerospace. Our brand is widely recognized for the highest standards of quality and performance, adding value to the final results. By engineering reliability, longevity and value into all of our products, we have a history of saving money by reducing waste, rework and time.