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Old 02-06-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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Need some covering help.

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I have a couple planes that have been sitting around and need some covering re-sjrinking becvause they have wrinkles and bubbles in the covering how do I go about getting these out do I use my heat gun or my iron with a sock on it?
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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Chris, I like to go over the whole thing with the iron, and then use the gus to tighten it up, particularly over open areas.
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like monocote.........dont get the seams too hot while you re-shrink or you will pull the covering away from the joints and end up with more slack than when you started.
I like to use a gun for this job and a small wet rag to stick down and cool stubborn spots.
You may have to prick the bubbles with a pin if they wont cooperate.
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:36 PM   #4
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Ok I have having some trouble on my lasers wing one stop the wrinkles just don;t wanna come out I am gonna try to keep getting it by trying thwe wet rag thing to cool it down but any other ideas?

I had this problem on my excite and extremem and me being a total rookie i burnt holes in both them
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:31 AM   #5
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Wait until the spring. With the heat on in your home and humidity changes, if the monocote hasn't perhaps been stretched as tightly before putting it on originally, it can sag. As the temps and humidity change in the house, you'll see a lot of the things tighten up and they'll probably only need a light touch up come spring time when they are ready to fly.

Something to consider anyway,

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Ok but, is this moneykote .. or "ARFkote' (that stickey back junk they use on cheaper ARFs)?

The reason I ask is that many of the ARF coverings don't shrink very well, and attempting to do so can get you in a load of trouble (e.g. melting).

If it is ARFkote, I suggest you live with the wrinkles, or consider recovering with some good quality covering.
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