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Old 01-12-2006, 04:40 AM   #1
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what in the world thins this coverite adhesive ??

coverite suggests ironex which is a there brand name thinner ,,none of the hobby shops seem to have any

what to use?? some have said acetone???

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Old 01-12-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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you can try MEK methyl ethyl keytone, but the fumes will probably kill you
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:02 AM   #3
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I would try acetone first.

It's cheaper and not as bad for you.

It's still bad stuff but MEK is worse.

Use in a well ventilated area and try not to breathe the fumes.

Canadian Tire will have it.

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The pruduct you are writing about is "BalsaRite"? i use this on a lot of aircraft as I like how it works. I have can of it which is almost a paste. I have purchased Lepages Contact Cement thinner which works OK but it require lots of stiring to get it mixed. As soon as it is mixed you must use it fast as the thinner evaporates real fast. It has a powerful odour and should be used in an open garage or something like that.
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Acetone works fine with BalsaRite. I never use the film formula, but use the fabric formula and thin with acetone to get the lumps out--they WILL NOT iron out under the film. Don't ask how I know that! Actually, I don't use any of it any more unless I am using a covering which does not have an adhesive backing. If you are careful about getting ALL the dust off the model after sanding and before covering, you really shouldn't need any additional binder between film and the model. Good luck, Dzl
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acetone seems to be the ticket guys, i used it today and worked fine

this coating is real nice although it takes a lot more planning ,prep work etc but the end result is very light

im building a 19 44 trooper freeflight glider that i plan on carring piggy back on my latest parkflyer/tug/work horse project

thanks for your help ,,

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