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Old 03-03-2006, 04:54 PM
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Have covered many but it has been awhile. Normally use fabric but have a fuselage that I want to redo. What is the best and most efficient way to remove Monokote. Thanks in advance for any hints...or helps.

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Old 03-03-2006, 05:16 PM
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Easiest thing to do is set the plane on fire and buy a new one

Actually, it depends on the covering. Some coverings like Ultracote will come off easily when reheated.

MonoKote isn't that easy. Heat will help, but you'll leave a lot of adhesive behind that may need to be sanded off.
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Hi EKS:
Yes it will leave lots of adhesive and little pieces of monocote that need to be sanded or picked off. The best way I've found is to use a heat gun up close while you have a firm grip on the monocote pulling it up and away from the structure. The best hint I can give you is to wear a glove on the hand thats doing the pulling/lifiting. When you get close with that heat gun you can burn your fingers. I use a leather dress glove.
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