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Old 09-05-2017, 11:02 AM
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Question Can I use old unused covering?

I have and old Great Planes Spirit glider (Craigslist purchase) that I need to recover. The plane came with a fair amount of spare items including some covering which I assume is Monokote. My guess is that the plane and covering are somewhere around 20 years old. What I'm wondering is if I can recover the plane with the old stuff or should I just by new?
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:16 AM
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Try a piece of it on some scrap balsa. As long as the adhesive sticks and it shrinks o.k go ahead. I buy old rolls from swap meets all the time.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:27 PM
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If you doubt the adhesive use Coverite Balsarite B4 covering, Really helps, I have used some of my mid 80's monokote and Econo-kote. Works great.

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