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Old 03-31-2008, 07:58 PM
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Default removing ultracote adhesive

i was adding some ultracote - over ultracote - and after i applied it i determined i did not like the look. So, I applied heat again and pulled the trim off. Adhesive was left behind.
What do I use to remove the adhesive?
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Monokote trim solvent will remove it. Good Luck, Dave
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denatured alcohol works for me.
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A product called Goo-Gone (available at WallyWorld) will do the job and cost less than moneykote solvent. Dzl
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Default RE: removing ultracote adhesive

Tried all the above but the stuff that really worked for me was Ironex which is used for cleaning the residue of your irons. If it works for that, it will work on your plane. I used it to strip off the residue adhesive from my Cap 21 when I refinished it. It worked great. If you look at the ingredients , you'll notice it contains Xylol (Xylene), so I bought a can of Xylol at the hardware store and tried that. Worked just as well if not better and it was much cheaper too. Just do it in a well ventilated area.
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Default RE: removing ultracote adhesive

what is the best way to remove the left over colored adhesive part from natural balsa? I pulled the covering back and only the top clear coat came off and left the colored part stuck to the balsa.
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Default RE: removing ultracote adhesive

Best way to remove it from balsa is to sand with 150/200 grit sandpaper.

Also, next time, before you strip it off, try heating it up with a heatgun.

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I use laquer thinner. doesn't harm the monokote and takes off adhesive and dirt and crud. Also use it to remove left behind colored adhesive on raw balsa. The laquer thinner just melts the stuff. Apply it with cotton balls. Arnold
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I use a heat gun to heat the covering pretty good before removing and have very little to clean up .
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Hi!
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Denatured Alcohol or Acetone works well. As with ALL chemicals, it's best to wear gloves to keep them from contacting with the skin. Laquer Thinner is also easilt absorbed through the skin and over time it damages the liver.
Cheers! BH
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I just found a cheap way to get the color layer left behind when you stip off the china coat and the clear comes off but not the color. Save your scraps of monocoat or ultacoat and then iron them down over the color patches then lift it off, color comes with it leaving the bare wood. Small scrapes go a long ways as you can reiron the scrap with the color over more color , you can do that a few times and the color on the monocoat just gets thicker till it won't lift any more off time for a new piece of scrap. I just stripped the color patches off a 40 size plane in about a 1/2 hour.
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ORIGINAL: davidgeorge212

what is the best way to remove the left over colored adhesive part from natural balsa? I pulled the covering back and only the top clear coat came off and left the colored part stuck to the balsa.
That's Monokote - Ultracote color is in the top layer w/ a clear adhesive. Monokote has a clear top layer with a colored adhesive. I'm thinking that this is another reason to use Ultracote - just in case a recover is in the offing ...

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dont even start with me I know it aint monokote.
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Wouldn't mess with anybody from 'Bama country sir. Just know that Ultracote adhesive is clear & Monokote's isn't. Just sayin' ...
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Ok, if you so positive with your self, tell me what kind of covering this is in the pictures. This is the some of the supposed covering in question that I am refering to.
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Default RE: removing ultracote adhesive

Here is a safe clean way to remove Ultracote paint left stuck on balsa.

1st..... locate or buy some (SUPER STENGTH CLEAR PACKAGING TAPE) I used Staples brand in this demo.

2nd..... Tear off and lay over paint to be removed, stick it down good - use plenty of pressure but not so much you damage the balsa wood under paint.
3rd...... Begin to lift the tape slowly and "Walla" paint will stick to tape. If it does not work in an area try using it again but this time turn the tape 90 degrees to the last application. I have used the same piece of tape many times until an area was clean.

Note: I do not know if this tape will work on Monocote or 21st Century coverings. Let me know if it does.
I appied some very low heat to the Clear Tape with my monocote iron (setting just above the "low" mark) and I had mixed results. Sometimes the paint lifted better and other times it seemed like it interfeared with the glue of the tape. Also I noticed this process will not work on stuck to fiberglass paint/adhesive.

Hope it works for you Good Luck!
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p.s. I am having problems uploading my pictures so if you do not see them- I'll try to repost them.
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Scale - when you use the term "paint" is that the color and adhesive that is sometimes left behind what ya remove Ultracote film? Or, is it literally the Ultracote rattle can paint product? Just clarifying.
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Default RE: removing ultracote adhesive

SeamusG

I am refering to the paint and adhesive left on a balsa structure after the clear plastic top cote has been removed. I don,t think the Clear Tape would work on spray can paint.

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I tried to upload some pictures but do not know if they will show. My Apolygys!
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Wow - looks like it works wonders. I haven't had that much residual color/adhesive left. What was the surface treated with before the initial covering? I've noticed that where I've filled in nicks with a finishing resin / micro balloon putty the Utracote really adheres "hard" to that sport. Also, I've noticed that after super heating the film for hard core shrinking that the clear / color / adhesive has a tendency to separate.


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I agree with ScaleRCpilot on the clear tape method on MonoKote. I had good luck with it several years ago. Here are photos of an old UC Sterling Navion from days past that I used as a test. The original had been covered for a long time and was brittle. As indicated above, this may be different for other coverings.
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Default RE: removing ultracote adhesive

This recover job is on an old Hanger 9 ARF PT-19 80"er , I am a little taken back at what I found when the covering was removed. I will admit in some places where the covering was super stuck to the frame you just have to sand it off or use a plane (Master Airscrew brand) love that wide plane! The Tape is good mostly on soft balsa wood.

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Em, I stripped a Hanger 9 ShowTime 50 with Ultracote. That was a bear to clean up as well. My Ultracote planes have stripped down very easily in comparison. Wonder if the China connection uses some kind of adhesive to keep the film in place before they hit it with heat.
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Default RE: removing ultracote adhesive

I made a crash repair on my 40 size Seagull Space Walker after a deadstick landing. I found the Ultracote very easy to use and was very impressed with the way it would shrink out wrinkles. I have used Monocote and 21st Century Coverite too. The Ultracote does not have a sticky tack, it is very much like monocote.

Its a good covering, I decided to recover my PT-19 with realistic texture 21st Century.

SeamusG.....Off Topic - How do I go about installing a cool picture under my User name where you have that cool plane?

Thanks! SR/CP

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