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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Flat finish for Monocote?

Has anyone found a good flat clear that can be sprayed on monocote/ultracote, etc?

I have tried a couple but they always blush really bad, giving a crappy result!

If you have found a product that works, what was your procedure for prepping the covering before painting?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:55 PM
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A good wipe down with 0000 steel wool and you may not need to put a flat coat on it, all it does is add weight.

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Old Feb 09, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Interesting idea. Thanks.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:59 PM
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I've used the steel wool, and highly recommend it. Best done before covering; lay the film on a flat surface (I used a ping-pong table), and pour some non-flammable paint deglosser (ie, glycol based) on it to serve as a lubricant. Be careful of the direction of strokes you take with the steel wool, a cross-hatch will simulate fabric fairly well.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:03 PM
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I do not have the address, but John Redman from Horizon Hobbies did an upgrade finish of the 30cc P-47 and he did this very thing, it is all on Youtube.

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Here it is. http://www.horizonhobby.com/article/...underbolt-30cc

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Redman used the Top Flite Lustre Coat Flat Clear. Says it's the only one that's fuel proof.
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