Belly Panel After Cleaning

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This image shows the proper right large belly panel of the Horten Ho 229 V3 after conservation treatment. To clean this section of the aircraft an aqueous solutions of Triton X-100 non-ionic surfactant in combination with low abrasion (white) scotch-brite pads were used. Microscopic analysis of the painted surfaces following light abrasive cleaning indicated no visible damage to the surface coatings.