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Old 09-29-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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I'm building a J3 Cub and would like to use a fabric covering. My choices are either 21st Century Coverite or Worldtex. Has anyone used these and have any preferences. I'm not the best at covering and Like the way Ultacote is (IMO) a LOT easier to work with than Monocote. So Looking for a covering that goes on as well as Ultracote. Sort of leaning towards Coverite but would sure appreciate the voice of experience.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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I only use worldtex now... Goes around corners way better than coverite... But I would paint the worldtex after covering, just easier to clean if its painted...
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I really enjoy covering with WorldTex. That's saying something, cause I HATE covering. It goes around curves like Pam Anderson's bra. Sticks well and stays stuck. Coverite is a little more difficult to work with. If you're working with a light colour, give it a light spray of varathane to seal the guck and dirt out. Good luck.
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, Worldtex it is.
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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What tex to use

I have used the three... and all have their advantages and disadvantages. But,, principly, coverite is useful over large open areas or flat surfaces which are few in planes. It's a little heavier (thicker) than the others but offers rigidity.

However, the other 2 are more pliable and better to stretch and stick with world tex the best overall around curves. And you never need a blow gun...just the goos old iron a good grip and a little patience. Use the iron moving it back and forth over short distances and let the material do the rest. It will smoothly shrink around, and I mean completely around even wing tips without an inperfection. Cut and seal...and it's done.

Try world tex and you'll never want to use anything else.

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I believe Worldtex, Solartex and Colorfab are actually all the same product sold under different names.
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