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Old 11-30-2005, 07:18 PM
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Hi guys, I have a Royal Cessna Citation that I will be finishing up very soon. I have elected not to paint it. I painted the last one that I had, and did not enjoy it, or like the results. I am wondering if I should use Monokote, or one of the low temp coverings? The model is fully sheeted with balsa. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!

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Old 11-30-2005, 08:04 PM
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Ultracote
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:32 PM
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I'll second UltraCote. I tried MonoKote and had a terrible time with bubbles from gassing. Ripped the MonoKote off and had very little trouble with UltraCote.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:05 PM
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captnem,

I have used both Ultracote and Monokote on fully sheeted models with good results.

The attached pic is of my fully sheeted TF Corsair covered with Monokote. No major problems - just take your time and don't get it too hot.

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Fibreglass and paint.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:46 AM
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ORIGINAL: dmanson

I'll second UltraCote. I tried MonoKote and had a terrible time with bubbles from gassing. Ripped the MonoKote off and had very little trouble with UltraCote.
I'd use ultracote too.

I ripped monokote off a model once--and it was the last time I ever used monokote. I hat the stuff and will never buy it again.

Get one of these. You won't have any worries about bubbles in the covering. Use it everywhere you can on the model.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHZ26&P=7

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Old 12-01-2005, 12:47 AM
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ORIGINAL: dmanson

I'll second UltraCote. I tried MonoKote and had a terrible time with bubbles from gassing. Ripped the MonoKote off and had very little trouble with UltraCote.
I'd use ultracote too.

I ripped monokote off a model once--and it was the last time I ever used monokote. I hat the stuff and will never buy it again.

Get one of these. You won't have any worries about bubbles in the covering. Use it everywhere you can on the model.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHZ26&P=7

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Old 12-01-2005, 12:54 AM
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Use Ultracote and you will have a smile on your face. It's very forgiving.
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:15 AM
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If you can't be talked into a fiberglass and paint finish, then I would recommend Ultracoat. A Royal Citation just calls out for a glass and paint finish.

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MAN O MAN IM A MONOCOAT FAN. I DON'T LIKE ULTRA COAT BUT THATS JUST ME.
SOMETHING I LEARNED NOT TOO LONG AGO SPRAY THE SHEETING DOWN WITH HAIR SPRAY LET DRY AND LIGHTLY SAND WITH FINE FINE GRIT SAND PAPER. REPEAT AND LEAST TWICE. SEEMS TO HELP WITH WRINKLES, AND ADHESION. IF DONE ENOUGH TIMES THE COVER LOOKS LIKE PLASTIC
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LOUD NOISES, LOUD NOISES, LOUD NOISES--WHY ARE WE ALL YELLING?

Take the caps lock off, please....
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Hi!
For light weight and good finish use Oracover (Ultracote in the US). Much easier to apply than Monokote and much more sturdier.
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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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