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Old 01-17-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Removing covering glue

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I was given a trainer wing with some damaged covering. In my haste, I peeled off all of the covering without using the iron. What a mess, with glue and coloring leftovers.

I sanded one wing a few months ago to rough up the glue for recovering. What a waste of time. Took about 3 hours. So I left the other one for quite awhile.

Got the bright idea to iron some old covering over the glue, then peel it while it's warm. Worked out pretty good till I ran out of scrap pieces. I then started using the backing from Ultracote covering. Shiny side up and the other side looks kinda porous. This works like a dream and it's translucent so you can see when the glue melts. 3 hours work down to about 20 minutes. Just some very minor sanding left now.

Just thought I'd share the idea.

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Old 01-17-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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Hey Todd,the next time you run in this same problem,try some steel wool and lacquer thinner.
It worked great for me.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Yeah that's OK until you try to remove covering from a foam core wing- praesto, just like magic, lacquer thinner dissolves the foam right thru the sheeting. BEWARE

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