Old 12-05-2005, 12:44 PM
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Default RE: Best covering for a fully sheeted model?

If you intend to have the aircraft around a while and look like a real aircraft use .75 ounce fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. This will make the aircraft dentproof. Then paint it. Plenty of paints on the market. The process is pretty easy just place the 3/4 ounce cloth on the surface and brush it with a camel hair brush. This will create static and make it lay properly. The apply a mixture of epoxy and 91% alcohol mixed 50/50. This is just to attach the cloth to the surface don't confuse this step with the final finish.

Instead of the second layer of epoxy to fill the weave, make the second layer Feathercoat or FC-900 by Poly Fiber. It's a solvent based product and will save weight and provice a smooth surface to paint. A good coat of white paint and you're on your way with no more ironing befoe you fly.

It will look great and last a lot longer. Don't give up on painting, the difference is worth the effort.
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