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Old Jun 14, 2016, 03:46 PM
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I have recently designed and built this little jet and i need some advice on how to paint it. I am familiar with covering films but i want to keep the weight down. Anyone know how to give balsa a smooth, shiny finish - almost like a fibreglass model?
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Old Jun 22, 2016, 06:08 PM
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mix butarate dope with baby powder, brush on and sand out with 400-600 grit, apply one more coat and wet sand with 800 -1000 , just keep it light
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Old Jul 02, 2016, 11:22 AM
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Have you flown it yet?
My advice would be to avoid spending time on the finish until you know it flies.
Creating a high gloss finish on balsa adds weight no matter how careful you are.
After you have flown it you should have some idea of how well it can handle any extra weight.
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