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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:47 PM
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The experiment begins.
Took the tissue out to the shop and sprayed a light coat of lacquer on it. The stuff smells a lot like dope.
Surprisingly it didn't turn the tissue much more translucent than it was to start.
Made up a dummy horizontal stabilizer to cover. Cut the graphic for the top side and attached the tissue with a 'permanent' glue stick. I like the glue stick, it gives a little time to work the tissue before it grabs. Actually it doesn't look too bad. Once the glue stick dries for a bit I'll spray the tissue with alcohol and see what happens.
I'll only do one side at a time in case something goes wrong with the shrinking. If the alcohol works I'll try water on the other side and see if the ink runs and if the tissue even shrinks.Not worried about warps on the dummy structure.
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