|gerald stansfield||18/12/2017 12:22:49|
|28 forum posts|
Which is best adhesive for film covering
|Denis Watkins||18/12/2017 12:34:07|
|3456 forum posts|
Prymol is good
|john stones 1||18/12/2017 12:54:26|
10181 forum posts
Do you mean to treat wood before you apply film Gerald ?
|Geoff Sleath||18/12/2017 15:08:30|
3188 forum posts
Primol isn't an adhesive. It's an etching primer for a film covering to allow paint or overlapping film to stick as I understand it.
|Denis Watkins||18/12/2017 15:11:43|
|3456 forum posts|
Sorry guys, I read the original post literally as
" the best adhesive for film covering "
I read this as sticking film to film, and suggest prymol
Film to balsa would be balsaloc or homebrew
|Engine Doctor||18/12/2017 15:24:10|
2164 forum posts
Hi Dennis Prymol is only any good on covering overlaps or as a adhesion enhancer for paint on film and then only seems to work with Polypropylene based materials like Solarfilm original . I doesn't work very well with polyester coverings .
Gerald most iron on covering have the adhesive already applied and only need the heat from an iron and some pressure to fix covering. Coverings like Litespan or Airspan and some heavier tex type coverings need adhesive to be applied to the wood and allowed to dry before covering. There are a few around Balsaloc sold by Solafilm is well known but don't rate it Covergrip by DeLuxe materials is very good .Both are water based and dont smell. I use Clear Coat Fuel proofer undiluted as a adhesive on open airframes and a covering sealer but it is solvent and does pong a bit. We all have our own method and choice of materials so experiment and see what you prefer
Oops sorry Dennis you posted while I was typing .
Edited By Engine Doctor on 18/12/2017 15:25:47
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