Originally Posted by LesUyeda
Silk and dope is the lightest covering you can achieve, but labor intensive. Iron on's are inherently heavier, (then does it matter for us), but much easier to apply. That having been said, there is NOTHING to compare to the look and feel of a silk/doped airframe.
You can have the best of both worlds with doped silk over Doculam, which makes things much easier.
Dope the airframe wherever covering will be stuck.
Apply Doculam over the open areas.
Then apply silk wet and stick down with 50% dope. No run through, no streaks and the result is very nice.
This works with tissue also.