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Old 07-13-2007, 12:46 PM
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Default Why use hairspray with rc models?

I don't know why but everytime i look at a can of hairspray i think of rc planes. It's like seeing it rekindles some cool tip i heard about many years ago but cannot remember. Does any know of a use for hairspray in building rc planes. Just wondering and bored at work.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:55 PM
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You must be really bored!!!!

I don't remember any tips with hair spray.

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Old 07-13-2007, 01:03 PM
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I remember one where you spray fiberglass with hairspray, and it doesn't fray when you cut it. Also have heard of using hairspray to hold fiberglass in place when fiberglassing. Haven't tried these though.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:31 PM
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You use the un-sented hair spray like balsarite. It does a great job of preping the wood for covering. It is basicly a lacquer. The sented stuff though, I'm not sure about. I use Aqua Net in the blue can.

As an aside, there are non-aresol sprays. While I don't know how well they work for treating the balsa, once empty they make a great addition to the bench. I use plane water in them and fog an area that I'm going to put balsa filler on. It improves the bonding to the wood. If the filler dries out to quickly while working it in, a quick mist of the spray gives you a better finish. Probably would be good for treating wood before Gorllia Glue also.

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Old 07-13-2007, 01:41 PM
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Default RE: Why use hairspray with rc models?

I read in one of the magazines in the reader tips section within the last few months about using hair spray to treat balsa for covering.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:54 PM
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Yeah, Aqua-net.

When using it to prep balsa before covering, is it for plastic covering or a cloth like silk-span, koverall or stits-lite? Does it make adhere better?
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i use hair spray on all my airplanes....
1 i use light weight spackling compound, airspray helps monocoat stick to the spackle
2 hair spray the cheap stuff acts like balsarite
3 helps monocoat adhere
4 seems to help the wrinkles come out to a point.
here's what i do, after sanding lightly spray the aircraft with hair spray, light sand, spray heavier and light sand again, apply monocoat as usual
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:37 PM
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Default RE: Why use hairspray with rc models?

I can imagine the look from the clerk at Walmart if I threw hair spray up on the checkout line!

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I can imagine the look from the clerk at Walmart if I threw hair spray up on the checkout line!

No different than the look when I buy clear fingernail polish!!!!


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Old 07-13-2007, 02:58 PM
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Default RE: Why use hairspray with rc models?

I tried this tip.


BAD IDEA

Why?

Guess what removes the Aquanet REAL fast?!


Windex!

It comes right up with Windex... so if you try to clean off the fuel, off comes the Aquanet, and your plane looks bad until you get all off.. ugh!

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Well isn't the Aqua-net under the monokote? Does it come out the seams when cleaning with windex?
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:07 PM
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Did you put it on TOP of your covering? I can't believe it came through the covering.
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:11 PM
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Well, Dave McD and the other spad guys use moose cans (i have no clue how to spell it) as mufflers somehow.
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Default RE: Why use hairspray with rc models?

I mis-spoke...


Yeah the tip I saw was to put it ON TOP of the covering to protect the covering from glow fuel.




It came right up with Windex, though it looked great for a while.


Being that it is a lacquer I can see that it would help Mono or Ultacoat adhere to the Balsa very well.

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ORIGINAL: BarracudaHockey

I can imagine the look from the clerk at Walmart if I threw hair spray up on the checkout line!


I can see now all the bald guys getting hairspray now. If I see one in Walmart, I'll know he's a fellow flyer. [sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif]


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Default RE: Why use hairspray with rc models?

This thread should actually be in the Humor section!

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So what are moose cans and what does it have to do with hairspray? LOL
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no no hairspray on the wood then apply the monokote.
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Ken you'd need nail polish long before I needed hair spray!
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ORIGINAL: BarracudaHockey

Ken you'd need nail polish long before I needed hair spray!
I was wondering how long it would be before somebody would make a joke about it. To be honest with you I expected Bruce to pick up on it. I guess he's slipping!!!! [X(]
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Default RE: Why use hairspray with rc models?

Well, there's another odd item for me to be buying. I am also a plastic modeler and so far have bought the follwing items:

Cuticle scissors
Eyeliner (multi colors are great for weathering)
Pantyhose (to use for polishing and airbrush filters)
Nail polish
Nail files
Acrylic Nail Filler (like microballoons)
Acrylic Nail Solvent (Same stuff as Monokote Trim Solvent)
Quilters and coat thread
Coat Fabric

And now Hairspray.
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[:-] I've bought worse !!!! ENJOY !!! RED
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No different than the look when I buy clear fingernail polish


HAHAHAHAH YOU'RE KILLING ME KEN HAHHAAHAH
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ORIGINAL: red head

[:-] I've bought worse !!!! ENJOY !!! RED

what??? huh how could you possibly beat that? hahahahahh this is too rich!
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ORIGINAL: scottrc

Well, there's another odd item for me to be buying. I am also a plastic modeler and so far have bought the follwing items:

Cuticle scissors
Eyeliner (multi colors are great for weathering)
Pantyhose (to use for polishing and airbrush filters)
Nail polish
Nail files
Acrylic Nail Filler (like microballoons)
Acrylic Nail Solvent (Same stuff as Monokote Trim Solvent)
Quilters and coat thread
Coat Fabric

And now Hairspray.

and no matter how much you explain your self they still wont believe you if you tell them what you're using the pantyhose for.. you're even worse off saying its for your girl. hhahahahha i love this thread!
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