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#1 sailr Jan 30, 2013 09:07 AM

Flat finish for Monocote?
Has anyone found a good flat clear that can be sprayed on monocote/ultracote, etc?

I have tried a couple but they always blush really bad, giving a crappy result!

If you have found a product that works, what was your procedure for prepping the covering before painting?

#2 Leroy G Feb 08, 2013 10:55 PM

A good wipe down with 0000 steel wool and you may not need to put a flat coat on it, all it does is add weight.


#3 sailr Feb 09, 2013 06:13 PM

Interesting idea. Thanks.

#4 redball8 Feb 13, 2013 02:59 PM

I've used the steel wool, and highly recommend it. Best done before covering; lay the film on a flat surface (I used a ping-pong table), and pour some non-flammable paint deglosser (ie, glycol based) on it to serve as a lubricant. Be careful of the direction of strokes you take with the steel wool, a cross-hatch will simulate fabric fairly well.

#5 R.M. Gellart Feb 20, 2013 05:03 PM

I do not have the address, but John Redman from Horizon Hobbies did an upgrade finish of the 30cc P-47 and he did this very thing, it is all on Youtube.


#6 Harry H Feb 20, 2013 07:16 PM

Here it is. http://www.horizonhobby.com/article/...underbolt-30cc


#7 sailr Feb 21, 2013 11:46 AM

Redman used the Top Flite Lustre Coat Flat Clear. Says it's the only one that's fuel proof.

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