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I like using solarfilm, am used to it and find it good value, but want to be able to apply a matt finish to it for my next project. Is there anything I can brush/spray on to give a one coat matt finish?
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||16/04/2013 00:39:05|
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Some folks have given films a light going over with a bit of fine wirewool to remove the shine. Worth experimenting with on a test piece first to just the degree of "mattness" you want.
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I've not tried it, but seem to remember reading somewhere that this was Tony Nijhuis' preferred method for his warbird prototypes. Silver solarfilm keyed with wire wool and then painted.
I think it may be mentioned in some of his build articles which you can download at his website. Try starting with the 62 inch Spitfire, as that's probably where I read it!
Another alternative would be to use Solatex, which personally I would consider a vastly superior product. It has a matt finish naturally
|David Davis||16/04/2013 07:39:32|
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Wasn't there a Solarfilm product marketed a few years ago which you painted over Solarfilm to turn it matt? I think it was intended to provide a key for painting over the top of Solarfilm. Primol?
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|Prymol works well, I use a kitchen scoured instead of wire wool, then Prymol over it. It's got the consistency of water so it's easy to apply. Humbrol paints go on easily after that.|
|Peter Miller||16/04/2013 08:51:26|
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If you want camouflage colours Solarfilm actually do Matt finish film in various colours including white. Look at their website. I used it on my Magister.
|edwards flyboy||16/04/2013 09:57:26|
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Solarfilm do make a limited range of Polyester film , Ilove the stuff and use it on vintage models.Agood source of supply is Balsa Cabin,they have all the colours available in stock
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Thnak you chaps, plenty of ideas to be getting on with there. Much appreciated.
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