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William Gordon 119/11/2017 01:28:40
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Hello! I'm looking to use Sig Koverall. I know Solartex is the king of fabric and all that, but I would like to explore this product. Major Stumbling Block: I live in a flat. Dope has a nostalgic aroma, but I think my Missus and fellow tenants do not share that view.

The ultimate goal is a reasonably fuel resistant, durable and nice looking finish. Is Deluxe Materials Eze-kote a viable alternative? Any suggestions?

Edited By William Gordon 1 on 19/11/2017 01:32:30

Manish Chandrayan19/11/2017 04:18:03
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I have read that people have used Polycrilic. I have not used it but would love to hear what others use
Percy Verance19/11/2017 08:21:31
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De Luxe Materials Easy Dope......no smell and brushes wash out in water.

Graham R19/11/2017 22:38:42
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Posted by William Gordon 1 on 19/11/2017 01:28:40:

Hello! I'm looking to use Sig Koverall. I know Solartex is the king of fabric and all that, but I would like to explore this product. Major Stumbling Block: I live in a flat. Dope has a nostalgic aroma, but I think my Missus and fellow tenants do not share that view.

The ultimate goal is a reasonably fuel resistant, durable and nice looking finish. Is Deluxe Materials Eze-kote a viable alternative? Any suggestions?

Edited By William Gordon 1 on 19/11/2017 01:32:30

I used Koverall on 1/4 scale motor glider(electric) and used Eze-kote cover-grip to stick it to the airframe and Eze-Kote to seal it. Be aware that you will probably need to apply at least 3 coats to seal it to make it airtight before applying any paint.

PatMc20/11/2017 11:33:08
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I recently used Wilko's water based varnish on the tissue covered fuselage of my Amigo glider. Worked fine, no odour, a fraction of the price of Eze-dope & Eze-kote.

NormB21/11/2017 21:38:53
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I've used Ronseal water-based (I had some already - Wilko's is just as good). Also used it on Koverall on a cowl instead of fibreglass (hadn't got any to hand). Lots of coats needed to fill the weave, but results are smooth and tough.

Norm

William Gordon 122/11/2017 02:39:08
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Thanks for all the input. Quick question: Could I use a light shot of primer filler and a quick scuff of very fine(320-400 grit) sandpaper after the second or even first coat? Help fill the weave in a bit faster? Just wondering.Hey Norm, what kind of plane is that? Gamecock? It looks more like a radial engined Sopwith Dolphin.

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