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Old Sep 09, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Transparent Monokote Paint Match

I'm getting ready to do a set of Super Hawk wings in Transparent red or orange and want to make the fuse the same color. Is there a paint match for Transparent Monokote?

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 01:55 PM
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I'm getting ready to do a set of Super Hawk wings in Transparent red or orange and want to make the fuse the same color. Is there a paint match for Transparent Monokote?

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Maurice
Maurice,

Nope, ... And if you call them, they will tell you their Lustrekote spray paint, ... won't match either. The only thing I have been able to do is color match the paint when mixing for a custom match to spray with a gun.

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 04:04 PM
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Thanks Bill. What about their statement of being able to scuff and paint with Lustrekote for trim? I could do the wings and tails in transparent red, the fuse in white and trim with Lustrekote to match.

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 04:20 PM
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Thanks Bill. What about their statement of being able to scuff and paint with Lustrekote for trim? I could do the wings and tails in transparent red, the fuse in white and trim with Lustrekote to match.

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The only covering I have painted was solartex.
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How about a custom hot rod candy color?
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Old Sep 09, 2014, 05:02 PM
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The only covering I have painted was solartex.
Ya me to and I have never been good at doing a curved trim piece. Plus on the Hobie style wings I have to flatten to put on the top piece tacking the leading and trailing edge only. Then put on the top trim on the leading edge and root area, take off the weights releasing the wing and start shrinking with the heat gun hoping it will all look right. That's why I was thinking about painting the trim. I'm only putting it on the top.

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 05:09 PM
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Ya me to and I have never been good at doing a curved trim piece. Plus on the Hobie style wings I have to flatten to put on the top piece tacking the leading and trailing edge only. Then put on the top trim on the leading edge and root area, take off the weights releasing the wing and start shrinking with the heat gun hoping it will all look right. That's why I was thinking about painting the trim. I'm only putting it on the top.

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Maurice,

If you have some primary colors and a gun, ... see what you can match. The real problem is the transparency color. it changes with light conditions. OR, ... pick another color.

If your doing a Hobie or any under-cambered wing, ... You want that heat gun in the next room and nowhere near that wing. The heat gun will shrink the covering causing it to detach from the ribs on the underside of the wing.

Wings like that can only be done with a sock covered iron along with a a mitt on the hand.

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 05:31 PM
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Wings like that can only be done with a sock covered iron along with a a mitt on the hand.
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Ya Bill! The instructions say heat gun on the top and iron and sock on the bottom. But I didn't think of the glove. Are you suggesting though to use the iron and sock on the top as well? The reason I ask is they say on the top just to stick the leading and trailing edge and then shrink after releasing the wing.

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 05:52 PM
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Hi Maurice,

I'm a desert transplant, I grew up on the Torrance/Redondo boarder. Disperia is where I landed, ...

I would use a iron and sock on both sides ONCE the covering is stuck. The real problem is the air in the wing gets hot and builds up pressure and pops the bottom off the ribs awhile shrinking. Once it's popped off and shrunk, there is no way of reattaching it. If you use the iron, do two ribs at a time while hold the iron span wise to the wing. I know the manual says use a gun, but trust me, ... the iron will be safer and give you a nice finish. I have coverd undercamber wings and used a heat gun but more often than not, areas did pop off the ribs. If your a gambling man, use the gun, ... If you want to play it safe, stick with the iron.

The mitt will help you put downward pressure on the covering without burning the palm of your hand, ... Ask me how I know this, ...

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Old Sep 09, 2014, 06:43 PM
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No! No! I want ask! Oh come on tell me I just can't take the suspense
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