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Old Sep 11, 2004, 07:49 PM
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Easy ways to work with fan fold

I've been working with it for a while now but I have never went to the extent of stripping the skin and recovering with tape.

Are there any well kept secrets to getting the skin off???
I do know that the little bit I tryied to get off went miserably!

Also one other question that I have is:
What is the best method of applying tape so that it stays smooth and clean.

I like to take enough time to make sure that my models come out looking fine and clean just like the planes that I have seen on here.

Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeff
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Old Sep 12, 2004, 12:54 PM
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Get a piece of wooden dowel 1/4 to 1/2 (80 cents or so at Wallmart) get the skin started at an edge wrap in around the dowel and roll the dowel along so the skin wraps around the doweling which pulls it off in usually one continuose piece.I usually cut the part out first but have been able to remove from one whole sheet in just a couple of rolls. The printed side doesnt do as well but is still a lot faster than picking and pealing.
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Old Sep 12, 2004, 02:37 PM
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Hmmm...I keep hearing about how hard it is to peel FFF...I must be missing something, the BlueCor I'm getting peels easily, LOTS easier than Sturdyboard!
The skin comes off of a fuselage-half or such all in one piece.
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Old Sep 16, 2004, 06:00 PM
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Thanks for the reply guys.

The skin on the blue core that I have seems to tear at every little hole.

I am deffinetly going to try the dowel rod thing.Sounds like a good idea!

Thanks for the help!
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Old Sep 16, 2004, 07:04 PM
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If you don't have the small dowel handy, broom and mop handles are about 1" diameter and I have found that they work well.
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Old Sep 16, 2004, 07:44 PM
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Pull it AWAY from the separation point, like you are trying to stretch it back over where it came up from... It works!
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 02:16 PM
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Yeah... the whole trick to it is NOT to pull it back over itself or even near 90 degrees upwards... as you know, doing that will make it rip everytime it gets to a hole. I think the dowel trick pretty much just keeps you from pulling it back on itself at the spot where it's being pulled free.
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 03:47 PM
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tried your pull back method...so simple better than dowels since i can never finf mine in the shop anyway, sometimes I lose whole airplanes in there. Maybe I should let my wife roam around in there ...one can always dream. Actually she is great.
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