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Old 09-08-2013, 12:38 PM
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I want to hear from anyone who has used StyroSpray 1000 or any other foam coating on pink, blue or white foam, even balsa! I want to coat an 8' ws Beaver using foam for the fuse and wing.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:54 AM
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I have not used it but did a bit of research when I came across it a while back. I am sure you probably did also. There is another product called LS (liquid sheeting) that is sold by WOWPLANES.COM I think. It is sold in a smaller package but cost per oz is greater. The stuff only has a short shelf life so buying more quantity is not always better. The liquid sheeting company has did a pretty good video of application on youtube. I never did buy it but if you need more info about the stuff, RCGroups has quite a bit of info in the forums over there. They came to the conclusion that Styro1000 and LS were one in the same.
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Thanks, I've investigated all that information on both and have samples offered from Industrial Coatings and it looks great. I think WOW is reselling the IC product! I've searched all the UT videos on it's application and safety requirements. I just hoped someone had used it on a fuselage or wing so I could hear their comments and learn from their history with the coating. The IC people gave me a bit of news in their letter, a warning that the coating works much better on white foam and not the Pink or Blue insulating foams-I had mentioned that was my plan. They warned colored foams expand and contract much more in sunlight and the coating could crack if exposed to too much heat! I sure wanted to use the pink, it's just easier to work with and much cleaner(finer closed cell) sands great. Sanding the white stuff is horrible-never a smooth finish. I may have to venture where no man has gone! I'm looking at an 8 ft. WS Otter or a newer 8 ft.Twin Otter. I will have a build thread coming soon.
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I'm sorry, the samples are from Industrial Polymers Corp. located in Houston, Texas 77047 - industrialpolymers.com They were brush applied on white 1" foam and a piece of 1/4 inch plywood. The finish was surprisingly smooth and glossy! It looks promising.
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I'll be watching for the new build thread. Your builds are always neat.
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