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Old 10-06-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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I was curious as to what people have found to be the best cover method/ material for plastic cowlings.

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Old 10-06-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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Quick wash and thourough rinse with warm water and soap to remove all finger oils. Quick rinse with 100% isopropal alcohol and let air dry. Then Paint. Works great for me and as long as the paint is glow fuel compatable it never peels off.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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It is the inside of plastic cowlings that should be dealt with first. Scuff up the inside and with epoxy resin and 2oz fibreglass lay in a layer of cloth. This will prevent the cowling from splitting and screwing up the outside paint job.

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Old 10-06-2005, 10:10 PM   #4
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I reinforce seams with some 2 oz fiberglass strips and then paint the outside with fuelproof paint.
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