I have been testing some film I found at the Dollar Store.
6 or 8 foot roll for $1. The stuff shrinks easily, very light weight, and sticks to the foam really well with a little 3M77. If your local dollar store does not carry the product (see video) you may order it online site to store.
Cheap way to cover any foamie instead of packing tape or to cover a built up balsa project.
I pounded the crap out of my test piece playing the drums with my kids this weekend, and not a sign of of tears, peel off, deformation or anything. The color might not be as intense as monokote or others, but it sure looks fantastic for a buck
I will paint some stripes and see how well the paint sticks to the film.
I will post pics of my projects using this covering and report on durability and color fading, or other issues that could develop. It is even cheaper than packing tape!!!
Also found some holographic wrapping that I will test later.
Stay tunned for updates!
USPS SHIPPING RATES FOR 10 LBS: (1st price is if paid at post office, the second is if paid online)
Priority MailŪ 2 days $15.70 $14.20
Priority MailŪ Large Flat Rate Box
USPS Supplied Large Box: 12" x 12" x 5-1/2" 2 days $14.50 $13.95
Priority MailŪ Medium Flat Rate Box
USPS Supplied Medium Box:
13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8" or 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" 2 days $10.70 $10.20
Priority MailŪ Small Flat Rate Box
USPS Supplied Small Box: 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8" 2 days $4.95 $4.85
Processing Fee $42.45 (What the h... is that?)
Grand Total $466.95
shipping charge:United States Postal Service Priority Mail $111.77
Express Mail $142.72
The highest price for shipping should only be $14.20
Why are they charging an extra $97.57 when they already charge a 10% processing fee?
For 5 lipos:
Processing Fee $4.24
Grand Total $46.69
weight:365 grams = 0.804687 lb
United States Postal Service Priority Mail $17.41
Express Mail $36.76
A SMALL FLAT RATE BOX EVEN AT 10 LBS IS ONLY $4.85!!!
Where did the extra $12.56 go? They already charged for a processing fee of $4.24
ONE BIG RIPOFF!!!
Figured it might help a few reconsider pushing the Payment key!!!
I order from HK and it works just fine for me.
Why did they ever put a USA warehouse? Does it physically exist? Or is it just a SEO rating stunt???