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Old 08-06-2002, 10:55 AM
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Default Chrome Monokote...help!!!!!!!!!

I need to use chrome monokote and go around a compund curve. But the thing I've noticed is that the Chrome Monokote wont heat shrink very well.
Anyone use this and have any suggestions or is there a different brand if chrome shrink covering that works better???
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Try Chrome Ultracote. Much better behaved than Monokote.

You're not the only one whose had trouble with chrome Monokote. It's the worst behaved of the line.
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Default Chrome Monokote...help!!!!!!!!!

Be careful not to heat it too much or stretch it too much, it will discolor. Work it real slow around curved and cross you're fingers. Sometimes I can get it around curves real nice and sometimes, well, not so nice.

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You will probably have to resort to some "panel-lines" or a piecemeal application. If done with a plan it doesn't look too bad.

Hey NCC-1701, would you describe with some detail how to curve ultrakote around compound curves. I have yet to try it, but have not had good luck using a hot iron or heat gun. I know Ultrakote does not take the heat as well as Mono..and you are supposed to have a lower heat setting. Any more specific tips. Thanks.
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Default Chrome Monokote...help!!!!!!!!!

I used aluminium Ultrakote on my Warbird. Did not experience any difficulties. I'm just starting on the wing now. Is the chrome much shinier than the aluminium???
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Default Chrome Monokote...help!!!!!!!!!

GarySS,

Here is my trick to applying Ultracote around compound cruves. I bought a pair of cheap white cotton gloves. I used to have a terrible time with both Monokote and Ultracote on compound curves. I couldn't get the stuff to stay down for nothing! I melted it to slag and burned my self a couple of times.

Then one day it dawned on em that the reason the stuff wasn't adhering was because of skin oil! So, I reasoned that if I wear gloves, I won't get oil on the airframe or the covering material. I gave it a try and my problems were cured!


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Hey NCC-1701: Many Thanks!

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