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Sig Hog Bipe Removing old covering??????

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Old 06-29-2007, 04:46 PM
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Default Sig Hog Bipe Removing old covering??????

Hey all, i recently purchased a Hog Bipe. The covering on it was in really rough shape and i was planning on recovering it anyways so i started to pull off the old covering and i am having a heck of a time as the clear plastic is coming off leaving the colour and a glue like substance behind. Does anyone have any tricks for taking old covering off. I tried using a heat gun but it just make the residue bubble and get even slimier. I am assuming that the old covering is a monocote knockoff of some kind. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 06-29-2007, 04:55 PM
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Default RE: Sig Hog Bipe Removing old covering??????

Unfortunately there are no magic tricks here when it comes to Monokote. That is one of the huge downsides for Monokote. The color is in the adhesive. About the only way to get the color off is to sand it out. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here.

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Old 06-29-2007, 05:49 PM
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Acetone should dissolve it. Takes some time and the help of a razor blade and a wet scrub pad . Not all of it will come off the balsa will have a tint of the color. Then you can sand and recover it without sanding it down to nothing.
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