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Old 12-11-2020, 08:10 PM
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Default Covering issuesI am building a 1/4 scale Sig Space Walker and covered it with Super Coverite. This is the first time I have used a fabric covering but had accumulated 4 rolls of Super Coverite. One roll of yellow, one roll of tan, and two rolls of white. Because of having three different colors I decided to use white primer paint so it would start with one color before I put on the color coats. Now every imperfection really shows up and I am not sure how to proceed. Every place the covering overlaps needs some attention. I know that I need to carefully sand the primer with special care taken at the wing ribs and anywhere there is a junction between the wood and fabric.

I have some 500, 600, 1,000, and 1,200 and some 400 extra fine Aluminum Oxide sanding film. I also have some different colors of Aluminum Oxide sanding films but donít know what grit they are. I can always go to the auto supply store and pick up some wet or dry sandpaper. Can wet sandpaper be used on Coverite? Can I sand the edges of the Coverite to smooth out the edges? Should I use a filler at these edges like lite weight spackling, Elmers wood filler, Bondo glazing putty or should I just say I really screwed that up and paint it and go flying.

None of the members of my club use fabric covering and most donít even build kits anymore. I didnít have any luck finding anything on You Tube or in the forums but my searching skills arenít very good either. I received my delivery from Balsa USA Today of a Smoothie XL and would like to cover it with one of the fabric covering but havenít done much research yet to see which fabric is the easiest to work with.

How should I proceed?






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