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Old 04-12-2013, 01:41 PM
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Default RE: Recovering an ARF Kaos .40

ORIGINAL: Gray Beard

When using Ultra {I always do} I put on all the base color first and shrink then set the plane out in the hot sun and let it sag. About an hour or so. Then I shrink it again and set it out in the sun. I do this until the covering no longer sags, then I put on the trim. This cures the covering and from then on you can leave your plane out in the heat and sun without getting any wrinkles or bubbles. I do like to use Mono for trim work. Windex first then I just go around the edges, about 1/4 inch in and it doesn't lift off or get gas bubbles.
My LHS only carries monokote so i'm stuck with the classic. Either way it's the only covering I have worked with and, im pretty sure i still have the "touch" needed to finish the job. Thanks for your advice concerning sagging! I will let the plane bake in the sun for a while.

Thanks everyone,

ps. Finally the forum is working again. Does that happen often?

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