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Old Mar 06, 2002, 08:12 AM
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lightweisght covering

Hi everyone,

I'm building a Mini-Laser 3D now and am covering it. I'm using Monokote, and while I know it's heavy, it's going on because I want to gly this bird...

I'm interested, though, in learning what all you folks use for a lighter covering. I've tried Litespan with no success -- seems like it only shrinks in one direction. I've wondered about Airspan, and some of the newer coverings as well...

Is there an online comparison of these products, listing applied weights and opinions of their good and bad points?

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Old Mar 06, 2002, 10:36 AM
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I have used Oracover Light and it is easy to work with. I have used Micafilm which is lighter and stronger but is more work becuse you have to apply adhesive first and then again where it overlaps. I read some good comments about Solar Lite but have never tried it. I would use Oracover Lite again.
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Old Mar 06, 2002, 01:45 PM
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home made options include tissue "craft" paper with 50 50 elmers glue and water, works good and is very light.
Also Reynolds wrap will shrik up with a heat gun.
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Old Mar 06, 2002, 01:50 PM
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Take a look @ Todd Long's site. RA Microlight and SoLite both are EXTREMELY light (but strong) and self adhesive.Todd's Models
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Old Mar 06, 2002, 02:10 PM
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Nelson LiteFilm, also available from Todds, or Radical.

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