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Old 05-01-2010, 10:31 PM
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Building a scale bird (Piper Warrior) and would like to cover it with white Monokote, but I don't want it to look factory fresh, but rather one sitting in the sun, rain, snow, etc.

any suggestions how to make it look battle worn?

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Old 05-02-2010, 12:52 AM
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Probably the first step would be to take the sheen off either with some steel wool or with a flat clear coat (such as Nelson's).
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:43 PM
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Do some test panels. I've spayed flat-kote lacquers with success. You might try fine wet-or-dry sandpaper on some areas - it makes chrome Monokote look very much like litho. I found steel wool and Scotchbrite pads to leave visible scratches; try different grades perhaps. Do your distressing in different directions to give panel effects, (mask first with tape). You may find it works best if you distress the Monokote panel before ironing it in place. Try rubbing graphite, (sanded pencil lead), lightly in various directions and then fixing the result with flat spray.

But please, do the test panels to make sure it's what you want before doing it on the covered plane!

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Some good suggestions there Martin, thanks a lot...
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Did you try something??Is it work?
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I decided to fiberglass the fuse and then I'll dirty the wings and tail feathers with MoneyKote.....
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