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Old 08-20-2004, 07:48 AM   #11
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Maktak is actually "shelf paper". You can get it a a store like Wal-Mart. It's a vinyl, peel and stick covering that is used to line kitchen shelves.

Was that what they were talking about?

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Old 08-20-2004, 06:03 PM   #12
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You can use monocote, just overlap it over the painted root and tip and you'll have no need for compound curve work. Tip:

Start on the lower trailing edge with 1/4 inch bonded strip area, then fold it over the top trailing edge and then forward over the leading edge. Then head back to overlap the 1/4 inch starting strip. Tack the span wise ends and shrink. After it looks good heat and rub the covering into the wood grain. Pick a light color so it will stay tight in the sun. Ultracote has a slightly thicker hide and stays tight longer and that is the only reason we use it over other products.

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