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flycatch 09-28-2010 11:39 AM

Removing Wrinkles
I'm building and ESM ARF and it has numerous wrinkles in the preapplied covering material which is prepainted. I have tried both an iron and heat gun but to no avail. Is there a method I'm overlooking?

Charlie P. 09-28-2010 11:47 AM

RE: Removing Wrinkles
Sometimes they just can't be removed short of recovering.  Try using a sewing needle (not a "T" pin) and poke a few tiny holes along the wrinkle and then smooth it with an iron.

flycatch 09-28-2010 11:55 AM

RE: Removing Wrinkles
Thanks, for the reply. I never thought of using a sewing needle, have always used a pin. I'll get a sewing needle and give it a try. I have to assume the the sewing needle has a finner tapered tip than the "T Pin".

Charlie P. 09-28-2010 12:59 PM

RE: Removing Wrinkles
That's the idea.  That's a tip I got from a man who covers models in gloss black and they look like they came out of the Mercedes-Benz paint shop.

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