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Old 01-18-2012, 01:40 PM
John Redman
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Default RE: Hangar 9 30cc P-47 Build Thread

Once all the covering is shrunk down and looks nice we will need to remove the covering over the wheel well areas. You will also do this over the tailwheel area. This is done with a razor blade or z-acto knife with a #11 blade. The choice is yours. A big thing to remember with UltraCote is how fast it will dull a blade. To say this plastic covering eats up blades is an understatement. Change them regularly or you will rip covering.

pic #1 shows a number of cuts around the perimeter of the main wheel well. These cuts are all about 1/2 inch long.
pic #2 shows the large amount of covering removed from the inner area.
pic #3 shows the covering ironed down around the perimeter of the wheel well. We will come back later and repaint this area for a cleaner look when we get closer to the end of the wing panel.

You will do this for both main wheel wells and the tail wheel opening.
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