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Bruce Collinson18/02/2020 15:58:32
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Has anyone tried clear heat shrink covering to stop the thin pointy bits of trim from persistently lifting off? I was ironing thin pointy bits on a s/h Curare last night with the sinking inevitability that they will lift off again, deciding whether to smear Clearcoat on it and thinking about better ways.

Steve Webb lists at least three products, Oratrim, Oratex and Profilm, as transparent coverings and I'm wondering, what's to lose by covering say the whole fus side or at least a strip the depth of the trims and sticking it down really well to the existing film? If I could find out what Prymol was made of I'd think about using that first.

Probably, Oratex is textured and Oratrim is only 9.5 cm but a 2m roll of Profilm is £16 and I wonder what's to lose. On the basis that nothing seems to be new in this hobby, has anyone tried it?

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Steve Balaam18/02/2020 16:33:10
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Have you tried "Cover Grip" paint the underside of the loose trim let it dry and then iron down works a treat.

Bruce Collinson18/02/2020 16:36:09
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Is that the Deluxe Materials product Steve? If so, spookily, I was just surfing their website and reviewing the videos. I like their stuff. Sounds very like Balsaloc, hadn't thought of trying it but I will, thanks.

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flight118/02/2020 16:46:27
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Cover grip is the same as balsaloc and heat a seal glue, the same as whats on the film . What you need is something to seal the edges.

If you have used oracover then RC colours is a very good match (also some solarfilm) , but I would seal the edges with their clear gloss available from here and other places of course

Edited By flight1 on 18/02/2020 16:47:14

Don Fry18/02/2020 17:00:35
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Clear shrink film, try searching for doculam, or laminating film. Cheap as chips, sticks well, shrink and iron temperatures as for profilm

30 micron is nice and thin

Comes in gloss, semi gloss (described as satin), and reasonably matt finish.

Can also cover aircraft with it.

Mind, for that job, I'd try a Balsaloc lookalike first. For information, the sewing industry use heat activated interlining glue. It's balsaloc rebranded. A haberdasher will have it.

Steve J18/02/2020 18:14:36
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Posted by Bruce Collinson on 18/02/2020 15:58:32:

Has anyone tried clear heat shrink covering to stop the thin pointy bits of trim from persistently lifting off? I was ironing thin pointy bits on a s/h Curare last night with the sinking inevitability that they will lift off again, deciding whether to smear Clearcoat on it and thinking about better ways.

While I have used clear film over bits of trim and coloured film that refuse to stay down, my preferred method is to seal the edges with clear nail varnish thinned with acetone.

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