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Old 08-31-2017, 04:05 PM
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This is the first time I have covered a foam wing with 1/16" balsa. Is there any danger of melting the foam under the balsa when covering it with Monokote?

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I've never had any trouble. If you touch the iron directly to the foam it might melt, but with balsa sheeting it will be fine.
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Yeah,, not an issue,, you'd have to practically burn through the balsa before the foam would be affected
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I would be more concerned about the adhisive used to sheet the wings especially if it were a contact cement type. Even then an issue would be rare. Your covering application technique will play a big part as well. For sheeted foam surfaces I end up using a heat gun for 80% of the work.
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