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Old 03-19-2006, 02:11 AM
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Default Covering Coverite 21st Century Fabric with?

I've read somewhere (probably on rcuniverse.com) that I can cover my Coverite 21st Century Fabric with a polyurathane or similar coating, the clear seal/protectant that most woodshop craftman use. Is this true? Is so, I need so pointers to help me keep my covering on top shape/lloking good, be of little maintenance, and last quite a long time and keep the covering/decals from coming off. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:51 AM
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Hi Johnmpa, The clear coating of the fabric will work fine. You can do a search here and find out what different people have used successfully. Always test the product you plan to use on a scrap piece first though for compatability. I have used Sig Stix-It over the balsa and ply surfaces before covering with great success. The covering will stay in place with no bubbles and will last at least 10 years without coming off in my experience. The prep work has to be right though. Always sand down prgressively to a 400 grit at least, and then vacuum or use a tack rag to remove ALL of the dust, impurities, etc. before covering. Good luck! Ben
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I've never needed anything to fill the weave or make it fuel proof. Just use it as recommended. And one more thing....that fabric has a tendency to stay tight and not bubble!!!!
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