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fly boy308/04/2020 19:57:51
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I have been reading about covering vintage type models with tissue and dope. Poly c was also mentioned. Can this product be used with tissue to cover open frame work as well as slab sided type fuselages ? Cheers

flight108/04/2020 20:09:37
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Well deluxe materials do   exe dope and also eze cote, the latter is like poly c, used as a water based resin.. So take your pick

Edited By flight1 on 08/04/2020 20:10:33

fly boy308/04/2020 23:44:48
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Cheers flight 1, they look quite useful. Never used tissue before, so might have to have a trial before the real thing. Thank you.

Frank Skilbeck09/04/2020 08:15:23
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I hadn't done any doped tissue for over 40 years and did a small rubber model (VMC SE5a) last year and used the EZE dope, very easy to use and worked well.

Engine Doctor09/04/2020 10:56:08
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To answer original question , Poly C isn't suitable for open framework tissue. It's really a substitute for epoxy etc to fix tissue , nylon or glass to sheeted panels. JMHO but it's a poor substitute as adhesion is not as strong as dope or epoxy resin but the benefit is little or no smell.

Nigel R09/04/2020 11:44:41
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So the EZE Dope is fuelproof as well? Has anyone used it in that context?

Frank Skilbeck09/04/2020 12:22:04
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According to the tests published on the product web site it was fine, but only tested upto 40% nitro.

fly boy309/04/2020 22:22:43
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Thanks lads, looks like EZE Dope is the stuff to use. Cheers

David Davis10/04/2020 08:13:43
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Just a brief word to the wise, Fly Boy. If you cover the airframe in doculam or mylar and then dope the tissue over the top, the finished job will be much more puncture proof than tissue alone.

Just a thought.

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