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Old 10-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #11
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Re: Float plane water proofing

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Originally Posted by DO335 View Post
Balsa Rite is thick and sticky even when set. It is intended to be used for attaching fabric with heat to balsa wood, not waterproofing. The stickiness may be an issue. It would also be a costly way to do the job.

Nitrate or butyrate dope, thinned epoxy or just about any paint would work. Just remember that nitrate dope and water based latex paint are not fuel proof for glow fuel while butyrate dope is. A bunch of paints like Tremclad and Rustoleum essentially are too.
Yes , I made that comment in the posting above. I have never had the stickiness of balsa rite when dried except when heat applied.
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