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Old 11-26-2015, 09:21 PM
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Hi I just got this free flight spitfire model that came with lightweight modelspan tissue. I never used dope but only a 50/50 glue and water on tissue from the guilliows kit would that work on model span also. Also would acrylic be good for painting the model
Old 11-27-2015, 11:52 AM
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Dope would be much better and it's easy to work with. The watered down glue is very heavy if you expect to fly it. If not it doesn't matter.
Old 11-27-2015, 12:51 PM
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Well I found some hot fuel proof dope that's made by aero gloss would that work if I was going to paint it over with krylon spray paint. And would uhu glue stick will be a good alternative
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The aerogloss or Sig will work just fine. Just paint your airframe everywhere the covering will touch with the dope thinned about by about 25%. (75 dope and 25 thinner). Cut your pieces of tissue to size. Wet it thouroly with water, lay on a towel to soak up extra water. Lay it over wing panel or whatever your covering and go back over the frame with the dope everywhere the tissue is touching. This will stick the tissue to the frame and as it dries it will shrink and tighten up somewhat, When finished covering go over the whole plane with a 50/50 mixture of dope(a couple of coats). This will finish tightening the tissue. Then you just keep adding coats with thicker mixtures of dope untill you have the desired finish
. On a rubber model I wouldn't put more than 3 or 4 coats. One other point, The weave of the tissue needs to follow the wingspan and the length of the fuse or it won't shrink right. Hope this helps.
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Well I'm planning to use the dope just to stick the tissue, never doped before and over that I'll spray aluminum color krylon. The bottle said not paint over it is that because it's hot fuel proof
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That bare tissue will really soak up the paint if you don't seal it. You should be able to paint the krylon over the dope with no problems. It's the other way around that won't work but you could try it on a piece of scrap first.
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Why do I need thinner for the dope?
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It just makes the dope flow out smoother and gives a more uniform coverage. Plus it won't be as heavy.
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Should I just use 2 coats of dope and a coat or maybe 2 of paint, will that model fly and still have it's strength (tissue)
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All I can say is try it.
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Thank you very much

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