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Old 02-17-2007, 08:51 PM
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Default RE: How Hard Is It 2 Recover ??

Probably most of the covering damage is to the wing, especially the underside, and wing tips. Most of the time the control surfaces: Ailerons, (flaperons), Rudder remain in fairly good shape. If you choose a color the same as the control surfaces, you need not remove them.

Use your heat gun to soften the adhesive and pull gently, but steadily, especially on the sheeted surfaces. Careful with the ribs because if you attempt to pull with too much pressure they can split and peel pieces of the rib off. If you are going to use the same color, don't worry about small pieces that refuse to come off. Sand as best you can and cover over them.

Keep us posted and post pictures, if you can. Good Luck. Just be patient, take it slow. It's not as bad as you might think.