Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Questions and Answers
Reload this Page >

Monocoat & Oil Troubles

Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Monocoat & Oil Troubles

Old 08-22-2008, 07:00 AM
Mikie 1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 141
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Monocoat & Oil Troubles

Hi Guys,
I have been flying an ARF (46 size) this summer. It's less than a year old. The Monocoat behind the wing saddle has come away from the balsa, become engine oil-soaked and will no longer re-attach to the fuse. I have cut away the oil-soaked Monocoat, but fear new Monocoat won't stick to the oil-soaked bulsa. Can I remove the old engine oil from the soaked bulsa and restore it to new condition? Or am I going to have to remove the bulsa and make new in it's place? The bulsa I might have to remove is the underside fuse. former(s), I really don't want to have to do that!!!
And suggestions? Thanks in advance!! [&o]
Old 08-22-2008, 07:14 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,065
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Monocoat & Oil Troubles

You may be able to get some of the oil out of the balsa with a slurry of cornstarch and rubbing alcohol. Brush it on, let it dry and brush out the residue. Repeat this. Then put some Balsarite on the wood which will seal it and give you a fresh coating of adhesive to hold your covering.
Old 08-22-2008, 08:40 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: high deserts, CA
Posts: 3,705
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default RE: Monocoat & Oil Troubles

The cornstarch works pretty good. I have also just soaked the area with carb cleaner. Pulls the oil out real quick. Then a coat or two of balsa rite and the covering will stick very well..

Old 08-22-2008, 10:32 AM
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Waseca, MN
Posts: 8,455
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Monocoat & Oil Troubles

Theres a product called K2-R that works well if you can find it. Last time I saw it, I bought 3 cans, and of course haven't needed it since.


Spray it on, and it kinda turns into a powder that you wipe off. After a few applications, you should be good to go.
Old 08-22-2008, 10:33 AM
My Feedback: (22)
TexasAirBoss's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,972
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Monocoat & Oil Troubles

Spot remover for clothing works. One brand is/was K2R
Old 08-22-2008, 02:16 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 4,183
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Monocoat & Oil Troubles

Paper towel, folded, between the surface and a hot Monokote iron.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.