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covering material opinions please

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2W26/05/2018 11:21:34
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In the past I have only used Solarfilm and added decoration with Solartrim. Searching the HK site has revealed no similar trimming material, so I assume that any decoration in done by ironing on different colours of HK film, but doesn't this lead to the trim shrinking back from the desired positions? If so, how do you add trim patterns and colours? Help!

William

RC Plane Flyer26/05/2018 11:34:51
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Hi William I was in a similar position last week then I remembered we have a good car accessory shop and they have a large array of car trimming bits stripes and colour bands problem solved

FlyinBrian27/05/2018 11:59:32
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Posted by 2W on 26/05/2018 11:21:34:

In the past I have only used Solarfilm and added decoration with Solartrim. Searching the HK site has revealed no similar trimming material, so I assume that any decoration in done by ironing on different colours of HK film, but doesn't this lead to the trim shrinking back from the desired positions? If so, how do you add trim patterns and colours? Help!

William

William

If you use the film as trim ( ie film on film) use a low heat, just enough to get the film to stick without shrinking.

2W27/05/2018 14:17:20
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RC Plane flyer. Thanks for your input. It's surprising what can be found in the most unlikely places. At one time I was seriously thinking of buy thin polyester lining material from John Lewis! In the end I chickened out and bought nylon from the LMS.

FlyinBrian. Thanks for the tip. I didn't want to buy 3 or 4 different rolls of film only to find that when using different colours for trimming it would shrink out of shape.

Roo Hawkins27/05/2018 16:58:39
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I have used HK film with no problems for trimming use van sign vinyl dead cheap from eBay ?7 for 7 meters. It is also good for covering sheeted wings and fuzs not heatsrink though. My 1/4 scale t53 is covered in it. A lot stronger than film I do all my large gliders with it.

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