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Old 06-18-2015, 09:31 PM   #11
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Well, i wanted to get this panel one so I went low and slow...low heat on the iron and slow on the progress.

Worked out OK...better than the other panels. Still had lots of bubbles to work out but those should be gone until I do the fuse. I will be picking up that tool as the fuse is mostly solid ply.
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Hi Daniel, when I have bubles I take a good needle(aiguille) and pick in the bubble. Try not to go trough the underlay. Reheat the bubble and the gas in it should escape and seal the hole. The wood pecker is ok on a fully sheeted surface but on a regular wing you may ruin the monokote. And some products dont stick well on others. When its the same brand on both its ok.
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Re: Covering question....

Now that the deed is already done, you have to go around with an iron with a sock on it and a pin and let the air out of every bubble or rip it off and start over with a woodpecker.

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Re: Covering question....

If you look at the blue colors on the Tiger Moth although you can't see it there are no bubbles at all. This is for putting one covering over top of another. I find it difficult to do this with an iron and not get bubbles. All of the blue covering was done with the technique below.

This is done with Windex and Lacquer Thinner.

Cut out the covering to the desired shape. Clean the surface to be covered with alcohol and let dry. Spray the covering on the bottom side with Windex. Don't be shy in doing this soak it well. Place the covering in the desired position, it can be moved around a bit.

Take a playing card (or something similar) and squeegee out the Windex removing the air bubbles. Takes a bit of time but you should be able to get them all out. At this point let it dry for a couple of days. The Windex will evaporate out from under the covering.

Take a Q-tip and dip in Lacquer Thinner not dripping wet but soaked. Run the Q-tip around the outer edge of the covering. This will activate the "glue" on the underside of the covering.

If there are a couple of air bubbles don't worry as they should disappear over time.

I have been doing it this way for many years and it works perfectly.

P.S. Go over the trailing edge with an iron BUT only after the Windex and Lacquer Thinner are completely dry. A really hot iron will make the Windex turn into steam with very bad results. So make sure all is dryed out.
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