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Old 08-08-2006, 09:58 PM
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Default Brodak Heat Shrink Covering Cloth

Has anyone used this product? I'm very interested in it, and would like some user feedback. I'm sure the CL guys have used the stuff, but i'm wondering about GS planes. I've got a Giant Aeromaster that I would like to do in Silk & Dope, but I'm seriously considering the Brodak covering and dope. As I understand it, it goes on like silk, but instead of putting it on wet, as you would silk, you put it on dry, then hit it with the heat gun to shrink it, then paint with dope. Anybody got any input...
Here's a link to the product.

[link=http://www.brodak.com/shop_productdetail.php?ProductID=6075]Brodak Covering[/link]

thanks!
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:21 PM
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Default RE: Brodak Heat Shrink Covering Cloth

It's a polyester material and shrinks with heat. A heat gun is NOT the way to do it though. Polyester shrinks about 10 to 12 per cent at 350 degrees F. It begins to streatch at 375 and melt at 400. With a heat gun you never really know the temperature. Yes, the fabric will shrink but have you gone past the maximum into elongation? You won't know unless you use a calibrated iron to shrink it. Please check out this link: http://www.stits.com/RC_Model_instru...html#shrinking It gives complete instructions on heat shrinking polyester fabric .

It's very reminescent of the old silk and dope just a tad different.

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