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Old 01-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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Here is what I found when recovering one of mine. Works very well.



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Old 01-19-2013, 10:14 AM
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Heat gun and take your time its a hobby not a job.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:18 PM
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As others have said, heat gun to soften the glue and peel. Any residual paint peel can be removed with 120 or finer grit sandpaper or a cotton ball and denatured alcohol.

I still have loads of older rolls of monokote so I am partial to that but the newer rolls don't seem to stick as well. Where I ran out of the older MK rolls I went with Ultrakote... great stuff.

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:11 PM
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Also +1 on Fabric.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:37 PM
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Well, I finally got around to doing the full recover job with Ultracoat that I mentioned 8 weeks ago. The project plane is a restoration of a 120 size Carl Goldberg Tiger. It was badly fuel soaked (worse than I knew), with both main gears torn out, all kinds of broken wing ribs and wing tips, and lots of questionable glue joints (it's an old ARF), hardware from hell, etc. I agreed to do it for a fellow club member as a "favor". Boy did I "step in it"!!! But, all of the bad stuff is behind me now and it's looking real nice. I finished the application of the Ultracoat today and hit it with the heat gun and iron to shrink it up and see what I got. Yes, I am now an Ultracoat fan. It went on well and shrunk up super nice and even the less than perfect wing tip wrinkles tightened up and disappeared. The main sections of the airframe are done with white and orange Ultracoat in sort of a T-28 Trojan fax military style. A small amount of black towerkote in front of the canopy and green monocrap in the cockpit area finish it off, but 95% of the airplane is Ultracoat and I am pleased with the results (I know the owner will be too). Tomorrow I will reinstall the landing gear add the stars and bars and other trim details, and get it on it's feet for the full visual reward at the end of an sometimes trying project.
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