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Old Oct 30, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Cloudflying View Post
I have found their covering to work well. It shapes well, sticks to the wood/foam, held up all summer for me on a nitro powered ugly stick with minimal warp. This is however the only plane I have covered with their covering.
Seems to be the general opinion; haven taken Hoppy's advice.

Pros: Easy to apply, conforms well to shapes, good shrink, low temperature, adequate colour density on solids
Cons: Limited colour range, low hot tack strength (pulls the seams if it gets too hot), possibly too much shrink if you don't use right temperatures, glue colour can be problematical with edge bleed, backing film can be a cow to release (true for most film without a formed edge) .

I was mostly concerned how it would react in summer. My solarfilm tends to loosen whilst sitting in the sun on a hot day so that an open structure wing looks like it was covered by a shopping bag, not sure how the HK stuff will fare. Couldn't find any comments on long term use.

Will give it a go. Was interested in the sealing iron to replace my aged one but it only seems to come with the wrong plug type and no C-tick for oz.

Valanti: The pros and cons are mentioned on HK site. What one sees may depend on the filter one uses.
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