Replacing taditional tissue with modern covering material
|Skippers Walker||25/05/2020 07:57:53|
|59 forum posts|
I'm in the process of stripping a wing area (open structure) of the elderly tissue and dope covering with a view to replacing this with Oracover.
Will this modern film adhere successfully to previously doped balsa surfaces?
I have lightly sanded the structure but it is impractical to remove every trace of the old covering.
Advice will be welcome please?
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Nylon and dope might be the way to go
|paul d||25/05/2020 08:23:50|
|182 forum posts|
Or polyester silk and dope with tissue on top, very light, very strong and looks wonderful (imo).
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What model is it and what type is it? RC glider, FF sport etc.
I believe Oracover do a lightweight film that may be better if its a small lightweight model.
Re adhering to the previously doped wood - If it was doped long ago you should be OK as all the solvents will have gone from the dope, I would still use as low a heat as you can get away with and get the film on as tight as possible before final shrinking.
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