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brokenenglish30/11/2019 20:36:06
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Posted by Maurice Dyer on 30/11/2019 19:48:56:

My two pennies worth. Still using nylon, tissue and dope. Never found anything better.

+1

jeff2wings01/12/2019 18:31:09
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Is this the sort of thing you are after ???

Doc Marten01/12/2019 21:24:48
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Posted by Doc Marten on 25/11/2019 22:54:55:

I'm tempted by this sometime in the future:

Habotai

Wow, cancel this!

Just went to order some but unless there is an error in the listing...…….41gsm!

Simon Feather01/12/2019 22:35:07
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Or, is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

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This is a model I am recovering, a 60" ME109. I'm trying out lightweight Ceconite, which has been around for years as a lightweight aircraft fabric. I'm using the uncertified grade, which is used in the full size world on microlights and gliders. It's a heat shrink fabric weighing 1.87 oz per sq. yard, and quite strong.

it's just the fabric - so like the other fabrics discussed here, you have to glue it, shrink it, then dope to fill the weave, then a coat of primer then paint as you like. As you can see from the above, it goes round corners a treat. I used Balsaloc then ironed it on just like Solartex, ever so easy (woodworking PVA also works well).

Comes from here:

**LINK**

it's £7.98 a yard - but a yard is 70" wide, and I used just over a yard to recover this 60" bird.

The downside if ordering from above is the postage - they send it rolled on a long tube, so it incurs a hefty courier charge. But if you're happy for them to fold it, postage is a lot cheaper...it shrinks quite aggressively so creases should iron out ok. I'll try that on some scraps next time I'm in the workshop.

I'm a convert!

Danny Fenton01/12/2019 23:07:21
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Just been around the block twice looking at various silks over tissue on my Fury thread if anyone is interested. Various silks, chiffons and polyester chiffon. I use it over tea bag tissue and dope.

Cheers

Danny

Doc Marten11/12/2019 14:59:51
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Posted by Doc Marten on 01/12/2019 21:24:48:
Posted by Doc Marten on 25/11/2019 22:54:55:

I'm tempted by this sometime in the future:

Habotai

Wow, cancel this!

Just went to order some but unless there is an error in the listing...…….41gsm!

Thought I'd chance this even though I rejected it initially as it was worth a punt at the price, I bought 2m, 58" wide which came to £5.80 total, gotta say that I'm impressed so far, seems like a good shout.

jeff2wings11/12/2019 19:00:39
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Posted by Doc Marten on 11/12/2019 14:59:51:
Posted by Doc Marten on 01/12/2019 21:24:48:
Posted by Doc Marten on 25/11/2019 22:54:55:

I'm tempted by this sometime in the future:

Habotai

Wow, cancel this!

Just went to order some but unless there is an error in the listing...…….41gsm!

Thought I'd chance this even though I rejected it initially as it was worth a punt at the price, I bought 2m, 58" wide which came to £5.80 total, gotta say that I'm impressed so far, seems like a good shout.

As used on my on my tailplane for my Powerhouse

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attached with balsalock

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also tried this underneath the silk, used dope to stick it to the film

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then tried a pva wood primer (white) looks better I think ?

Doc Marten11/12/2019 20:24:47
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Did you dope the nylon first then prime it?

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