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Old 10-08-2022, 01:51 PM
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Has anyone had experience removing coverite with dubro paint as a covering on an RC plane? I inherited a Sig Ryan STA and the paint is chipping off the coverite badly. Will I need any solvents or special tools to do the work or do I just start ripping cover so to speak?
Old 10-09-2022, 07:40 PM
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I would definitely remove all the covering, make any repairs as required, recover and refinish.

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Old 10-09-2022, 08:09 PM
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A heat gun or iron will help unstick the covering and lessen any tendency to rip fibers out of the underlying balsa. Heat and peel....
You may have to sand away any remnants, or use filler on some areas afterwards.
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Thanks for the advice. Sounds like a plan.

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