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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Solartex on top of solartex

Hi guys,

Considering using Solartex pre-coloured on my 33% decathlon.
Base color would be red with a couple small with stripes.

How does white solartex over red look? Can you see through the white?

Thanks
Martin
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:15 PM
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It will make the white darker, I don't think the red will come through though... it's pretty thick stuff.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:47 PM
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I use ultra over solartex for details... looks like its painted and it will never, ever come off.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Thanks guys i guess i get some ultracote.

This is the idea:



Just the stripes on the side and the star and tailnumber. Rest will be vinyl stickers if i can get them somewhere.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 03:03 AM
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I'm a great fan of Solartex ... but when it comes to cosmetics on top of it - I prefer paint. It sticks like proverbial to Tex.

Vinyls - they can be hit or miss on Tex depending on the adhesive used. I have had various kit suplied that I've had to reglue with regular contact adhesive when the vinyl has lifted ...

On some - I've had to apply a clear lacquer where stickers were planned to go ... to give better vinyl adhesion.

Now if you use Solarfilm - that sticks to Tex fine - in fact designed to.

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