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Old 01-18-2007, 02:51 PM
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I was reading in engine conversions forum about Vinyl covering. Would all you good folks add any experience you may have with this type of covering please add it here. Thanks In advance. Capt,n
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After a 20 year absence, I'm getting back into big gassers. As I found out then, big ones cost more because you need more wood, covering, even glue. But covering is a biggie. Vinyl was mentioned. Also, trimming with dyes and trimming with vinyl paint.

Could we have more, detailed information. Brands, sources, how to use, pitfalls to avoid etc.
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Here is the test panel. I used masking tape and got a little bleeding, found out that scotch tape works a lot better. You will have to play with it on some scrap vinyl to see if you want to use it. I mix the dye with alcohol in a 4 oz. jar, when it gets low just add more alcohol. I have used dye on balsa wood then put 3 coats of polyurethane over it, the water base type.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:19 PM
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box car: Does the wood surface need painting before you stick the vinyl to it? What material is that test piece made of? Can you tell us more about the airplane and what size engine are you going to use on it? Thanks Capt,n
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Ken,

Many thanks, What kind of dye are you using? Also, why are you dyeing the structure?
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cover your plane in one color eg. white, then you can either trim it with different color vinyls or use vinyl spray paint.
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Good idea. I like white trimmed with yellow and black. It seems more easy to see than most other colors. Capt,n
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I used vinyl spray paint many years ago to turn orange, vinyl, heli floats to black. Worked really well, never had any peeling and the coverage was very good. That was long ago and a recent trip to Home Depot and Canadian Tire left me empty handed. What sources are there for vinyl paint?

Old 01-26-2007, 09:43 AM
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Default RE: vinyl covering...add your idea here.

There are some posts here:

http://spadworld.net/forum/index.php

regarding painting vinyl (plastic)
There is a new Krylon paint out that is plastic specific called Fusion
The test show it is not fuel poof though and good old basic Krylon works best.
See for yourself
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Thanks Jack,

Will check out the link and go look for some Krylon.


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