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Old 08-07-2002, 04:46 PM
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Hi I have been trying to put monokote over monokote with out bubbles but have no luck.Has anyone used monokote trim solvent or does anyone have any tips on how they do it.Thanks gemini
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Old 08-07-2002, 06:10 PM
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Spray the area you want to cover with either windex or soapy water. Lay the monokote over that.

Next squeegee out the liquid with something like a playing card.

Let it sit for 24 hours and then iron it down.
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I have used MonoKote Trim Solvent, and although I do not like MonoKote, I must say that this is one feature that they have over other coverings. The stuff works really good.
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Thanks I don't know which tip to try I will probabley try the windex first as we have no local hobby shop the solvent would have to be mail orderd but I have windex.Thanks
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I have used the Windex method and it works, however, I like to use the following method it saves weight and there is NO possibility of bubbles!

I make what i refer to as a skin. Starting the light color cut 3/16" larger that pattern (for overlap) and if a wing large enough to work on the edge side. Using a spray bottle with a little detergent wet the glass and place film on the glass, squeegee water out. Then place the next color in place using the same spray mixture and a 3/16" overlap again squeegee water out, then, using your sealing iron set as hot as you can without shrinking the film, seal the edges together. I continue until I have all colors and a complete skin. The skin can then be put on as a single piece of film.

Using this method save weight and prevents bubbles from trapped air between the covering if you just apply trim over the covering base.

This sounds much harder that it is but practice first on some scrap.

The transparent Orange on my "Bingo" was laid on first and then the white. Many think that I painted the white!
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gemini,
You can use acetone to activate the adhesive on monokote. I used reagent grade but the type you get at home depot should work fine.

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