Frequently Asked Questions

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Strutwipe is manufactured with the same hydraulic fluid that your landing gear struts are serviced with. Even though the two type of hydraulic fluid are interchangeable, please consult your maintenance manual under ATA chapter 12 (Servicing). As a general rule, commercial and private aircraft use MIL-PRF-5605 (Royco 756). All other aircraft would use MIL-PFR-83282 (Royco 782).

What is the best size Strutwipe to use on my type of aircraft?

  • The 4X4 size is perfect for small personal aircraft such as Cessna and Piper. For cleaning just the nose strut, the zip lock feature can be used for multiple uses.
  • The 6X6 provides enough fluid and cleaning area for complex three landing gear aircraft all the way up to B737 and A320. As long as the struts are continually cleaned, the zip lock feature can be used for multiple cleanings of private type aircraft.
  • The 9X9 (81 square inches of cleaning area) is great for the large size aircraft such as B747 and A330 or for those who would like to take advantage of using their wipes multiple time using the zip lock feature.

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We attend airshows, expos, fly-ins, and FAA FAST seminars. During these events we do provide samples to FAA certificated airmen (A&P, Pilot, and aircraft owners). Samples are also provided to paid aviation forum members. We would simply go out of business if we just handed out samples to everyone. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like to purchase just one to try out, please check out Aircraft Spruce which carries Strutwipe.

Cool dark place. Ultraviolent light will turn the red dye in the fluid to an orange color. Please see the storage requirement list on each Strutwipe package.

Yes, both Strutwipe 756 and 782 use class III hydraulic fluid which has been deemed nonhazardous by The Department of Transportation. But remember, Strutwipes need to be stored in a cool dark place for prolong periods.

Strutwipes can be used at temperatures from -400 through 2000F.

No, Strutwipe’s 100% lint and static free wipes are per-saturated but only to its peak capacity.  Each Strutwipe is manufactured with pharmaceutical grade equipment. 

Each Strutwipe is warrantied for three years from the date of manufacturing stamped on the bottom of every package. For more information, please see our policies tab.

Strutwipe can be use on other types of components that uses MIL-PRF-5606 (SW-756) or MIL-PRF-83282 (SW-782) hydraulic fluid. Always consult the ATA chapter 12 (Serving) maintenance manual.

Red rental rags are loaded with contaminates! Sealants, metal shavings, fuel, and Skydrol just to name a few. Fuel and Sykdrol degrade the wiper and o-ring seal in your strut causing landing gear failures.