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Old 01-23-2014, 04:33 PM
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I am covering my scratchbuilt Robin Hood 25 with worldtex covering. I used to use Coverite's Glasskote for a fuel proof finish which is no longer made. Can anyone suggest another sealer. Dope is hard on the covering. Thank you! -Tom
Old 01-24-2014, 06:28 AM
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KlassKote, a two part epoxy paint works very well and is very durable. However, rather expensive but well worth it.
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Thank you Rodney, Is it a hobby product or do you get it elsewhere like a paint supply?
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Thank you Rodney, Is it a hobby product or do you get it elsewhere like a paint supply?
Some hobby shops now stock it but many do not as the demand for it is low. However, you can buy it on the webb, just Google KlassKote. You need to buy both the paint and the catalyst, about $10 each for half a pint of each. Come in either gloss or flat and in many colors, the web site lists most of them.
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Rodney, You have been most helpful. Two (hopefully) final questions; Can it be applied in a coat so thin the fabric can be felt and if there is sagging can heat be applied?
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You can either brush or spray. If you spray you have to also purchase thinner. I always brush as it brushes out very well and does not leave an brush strokes. Just be sure to use a good brush than won't shed any bristles. And, yes you can heat the fabric and work out any sags. Now, I've never had a sagging take place as long as the fabric was taunt prior to painting. The application of the paint will not cause sags.
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Rodney, You have been most helpful. Two (hopefully) final questions; Can it be applied in a coat so thin the fabric can be felt and if there is sagging can heat be applied?
Old 01-25-2014, 06:30 AM
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Rodney, I placed the order last night for the Klasskote. Yes it is expensive! I got the thinner too to spray on. As I said I am looking to apply a very thin coat. Some of the people who wrote in were happy with a completely smooth finish with one coat and that is what I do not want! Again thank you for your time!
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Great, let us know the results (picture?) when you are finished.

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