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Old Aug 31, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Mendo View Post
Is steam still the prefered method of working out a warp on these? My A-10 has a bit of a warp and a crack on one of the wings, not too bad looking provided it will pull out ok. Any advice before I take the steam too it in a bit?

I believe steam is too hot and can alligator the skin the foam. The best trick I've found is to heat water via the coffee pot, it seems to be just hot enough but not too hot. Soak the foam until it softens a little, bend it into shape and hold it there while it cools. It may have to be done a couple times, but it seems to work well. I've also used a hair dryer with good results too.

Originally Posted by forsakenrider View Post
Whats the best paint for painting these? I want to paint the top or bottom half of my all blue F-18. Doesnt have to be the best, but I need a way to see the difference in the sky.
I use acrylic craft paints from wal-mart or Michaels, once dry I seal it with a little water based polyurethane.
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