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Old 01-11-2016, 06:17 PM
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is there a way to repair skinned up wingtips on foam aircraft?
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Moved to more appropriate forum
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What is the "appropriate forum"?
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This one is probably the best choice
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topgun1122, To try answering your your question, here is a method I have used on foam electric planes. First, heat the dinged area with your heat iron set at a low temp. This will bring back the original shape a little, not as much as balsa that has been wet with water then heated, but it will help. Next, knock down any raised or dangling foam chunks with your hobby knife and fine sand paper as needed. Now fill the low spots with drywall spackling, let it dry and sand smooth. Now paint the wing tips either a matching color or a contrasting color if you want. I brush paint them as foam planes aren't real smooth anyway so no need to spray paint them. Red wing tips on a white foamy show up well in the air. I use craft store water base latex paints for this. I like the DAP spackling that is pink in the can and turns white when it drys. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the help. I'll try it.
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When painting the tips you might want to paint them to simulate wing lights . A trick I learned years ago was " Red right return " so the left side would be Green. If you didn't get it all~~ you would be looking at the front of the plane when deciding which side is what. ENJOY !!! RED
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Red on the right is pilots fright

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