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Roger Dyke23/08/2018 18:48:32
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Hi All,

Returning to model building and flying after many years I read that the Solarfilm company has ceased manufacture earlier this year. I always used Solarfilm in the past so am now looking for an alternative. What would be the closest replacement please? I was thinking of Monokote.

What do you think?

Roger

RC Plane Flyer23/08/2018 18:55:33
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Hi Roger Solarfilm is available direct from manufacture https://solarfilm.co.uk/products/solartex

People crave over Hobbyking film

Roger Dyke23/08/2018 19:17:16
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Hi RC Plane Flyer,

On the 5th February the Solarfilm company issued a statement saying that they would be ceasing production and would not be supplying wholesalers after 12th February. They then went on to thank all their loyal customers of the past etc., etc. I know that they may have their own depleting stock and that many of the retail outlets still have stocks but that's about it. With this in mind, I would rather at this point change to another make, hence the question.

I will have a look at the Hobby King film as suggested.

Many thanks.

Roger

RC Plane Flyer23/08/2018 19:26:03
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I was on their web pages earlier today ready to organise some solartex for a Non Web page user all went well to the final pay bit as a tester

john stones 123/08/2018 19:26:36
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H.K film is excellent, it may come with plastic bags of air as protection, please dispose of via recycling method and whatever you do don't start a thread about it. wink

Dwain Dibley.23/08/2018 19:28:00
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Hobby king film £6 for 5 meters, Brilliant stuff. Looks like this.

Recommended...yes

D.D.

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Roger Dyke23/08/2018 20:57:22
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Hi RC Plane Flyer, John, and Dwain,

Many thanks for your replies. The model I want it for is an old model recently stripped of it's old Solarfilm covering. Because of this there is lots of left behind coloured paint out of the adhesive on the wings and fuselage. I have removed what I can but the new covering has got to be solid enough for it not to show through. The two left behind colours are orange (fuselage) and sky blue (wings). I was thinking red to cover the orange and medium blue to cover the sky blue. Will the HK film do this?

Roger

Edited By Roger Dyke on 23/08/2018 20:59:07

Peter Miller23/08/2018 21:07:54
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Solerfilm is available but will be shut until 3rd Septemeber. I phoned today I just managed rto buy some that I needed today.They have it all in stock.

Hobbyking is Pretty good but at the moment stocks of different colours are very limited

Roger Dyke23/08/2018 21:18:52
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the info.

Roger

dave windymiller23/08/2018 21:48:53
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Once i tried oracover (or profilm) i never looked at solarfilm again!

john stones 123/08/2018 21:57:00
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It's as likely to hide previous stains as other films, tough question to answer really.

Martin Harris23/08/2018 22:01:22
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Sign of the times...

Yesterday, I phoned a model shop to ask if they had any Cub Yellow Profilm (or Oracover) in stock. The answer, "What's that, I've never heard of it."

surprise

Posted by dave windymiller on 23/08/2018 21:48:53:

Once i tried oracover (or profilm) i never looked at solarfilm again!


Agreed - although I will definitely miss Solartex.

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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator23/08/2018 22:55:07
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Posted by john stones 1 on 23/08/2018 19:26:36:

H.K film is excellent, it may come with plastic bags of air as protection, please dispose of via recycling method and whatever you do don't start a thread about it. wink

LOL! Great minds think alike!

BEB

Mike T24/08/2018 00:17:19
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Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 23/08/2018 19:28:00:

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THAT looks entertaining! What is it?

David Davis24/08/2018 06:03:00
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Posted by dave windymiller on 23/08/2018 21:48:53:

Once i tried oracover (or profilm) i never looked at solarfilm again!

+1 for Oracover/Profilm which is available in both solid and transparent colours.

I've never used HK film but it's certainly cheap enough and has an excellent reputation.

Roger Dyke24/08/2018 08:25:19
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Dwain: Great looking aircraft. So expertly covered too. Love it.

Dave: A tick in the box for oracover (or profilm). Many thanks.

John: Thanks for your reply.

Martin: Thanks for the info.

Supertigrefan: I have tried acetone etc., but doesn't touch it. Probably because it's been on for 45 years. It seems to be soaked into the wood. Might look at Solarspan.

David: Amongst others, I am looking at HK film but I am unsure as to whether it will cover show the old paint patches.

Roger

Edited By Roger Dyke on 24/08/2018 09:07:46

Peter Miller24/08/2018 08:31:03
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The best Solarfilm product is Supershrink Polyester.

I was once given some Oravover or Progilm. Much heavier than Solarfilm. Gave it away

Roger Dyke24/08/2018 09:09:00
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the info.

Roger

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