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Old Sep 12, 2004, 12:14 PM
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Glenn,
Glad to hear you are having fun with the Halberstadt. You can do wonders with judicious sanding.
I have used the clear film material extensively as has Tom Hunt. It is document laminating film. It does paint if treated with alcohol first to remove the hand oil. It can also be painted on the adhesive side! Tom wrote an article in MAN where he covered a Dumas Hellcat conversion painted this way. Mylar is polyethylenepterapthalate a polymer just like any other plastic is a polymer. Polyethylene makes a poor covering, it is Saran Wrap. Polypropylene is a great material and is in Oracover. Mylar has incredible tensile strength and is very hard. "Clear film" resists scratches and imparts a lot of strength to a structure. The downside is that it tears easily when punctured.

Kurt
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