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Old 06-16-2003, 11:29 PM
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Hi all.
Im building a oscure argentinian bomber called AeMB2 Bombi. Real thing was fabric finished and painted in silver all surfaces.
What kind of paint can I use for it if finish with dope (butirate ) and silkspan, to make it fuelproof ?
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Butyrate dope is fuelproof, but silkspan may not be strong enough for a .25 size airplane.

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Daniel, I used silver butyrate dope for a base color on a project I'm working on and was very happy with the results. I sprayed it rather than brushing, just make sure to thin it with the proper thinner. Good luck with it.
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Silver butyrate dope is available in commerce or is a home made mix ?
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Silver dope is available, at least here in the States. I used plain old Aerogloss Silvaire Aluminum from my local hobby shop.
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Sig sells a silver butyrate dope in sizes from 4oz up to a quart. It is low shrinkage, which will be important on a .25 size model. Aerogloss tends to shrink so strongly that it can warp your framework, especially fuselage stringers.

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My .25 size Bombi was a prototype, but big project is a 1/8 scale (2.15 m wingspan) using a Saito .80 4St.
Structure is very close to that of the real thing, mainly cause I was enough lucky to have photos of entire airframe uncovered !
Covering may be HEAVY silkspan or silk. Coverite is unavailable here, and even buying it by mail order can cause some trouble or delay when I need to repair it .
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