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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Favorite Plans Covering Material?

So I built my first model on a glass table top with the plans underneath. It was a micro so if anything stuck it was pretty easy to remove with a razor blade. Building a larger model now (Stevens Aero, no pinning necessary) and its not so easy. I've seen a few options in a few threads, just thought I'd try to consolidate some answers. What non stick material do you like to cover your plans in.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 01:16 AM
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waxed paper
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 02:10 AM
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It depends, but usually wax paper or saran wrap (glad wrap here in australia)
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Have them laminated at an office supply store like Staples.

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Old Oct 02, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Parchment paper. The kind used for baking.

Compared to waxed paper it's a little more expensive and a little harder to see through but it already has a coating of silicone on it.

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Old Oct 02, 2012, 11:11 AM
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I use the backing off MonoKote, when ever I start a new covering job I save this backing rather than throw it away. Works great.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Building a larger model now (Stevens Aero, no pinning necessary) and its not so easy.
Out of curiosity, which plane are you building?
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Cling film for me. Or whatever its called. Food wrap stuff, is that saran wrap??
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 12:45 PM
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I'm a wax paper fan myself. I like that it doesn't bunch up as easily as the stretch/cling food wrap plastic.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Out of curiosity, which plane are you building?
Larger is relative of course. My first was a Buzz Bomb 100. Just started on a SHAFT 400. There was so little wood/glue on the Buzz that I could just pop it free from the glass if some CA bled through. With the tail surfaces on the SHAFT however, there is more wood, and therefore glue, and I've lost some balsa trying to remove a couple of stuck parts (trying to use CA sparingly). I think I can fill it with balsa filler, but I may order a new tail sheet. I do know that SA suggests using the plastic bag the kit came in, but I'd like to cover the entire work surface/plan sheet at once. The bag wont do that.

Thanks for all the suggestions folks.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 03:41 PM
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I use plastic sandwich wrap (Saran, Glad, etc., although a cheaper brand will do).

To make it easier to hold the wrap in place, put short strips of masking tape on the wrap, then stick thumbtacks through the tape. It distributes the stress and keeps the plastic wrap from tearing.

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Old Oct 02, 2012, 04:14 PM
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+1 on Monocote backing-free and clear.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Parchment paper. The kind used for baking.

Compared to waxed paper it's a little more expensive and a little harder to see through but it already has a coating of silicone on it.

-Mike
I agree with Mike, parchment paper is the best. Over the years I've tried all the others. Only recently has the parchment paper by Reynolds come to my perview.

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Old Oct 02, 2012, 07:46 PM
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I'll give the parchment paper a go next build.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 07:08 AM
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I like the clear (non-shrink) plastic window insulation found at home improvement stores such as http://www.amazon.com/3M-Indoor-Insu...tic+insulation Nothing sticks to it and you can see the plan clearly.

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