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Old Apr 28, 2015, 10:54 AM
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Best micro light dull covering?

I'm in the process of building several small balsa electric models and would like to cover them in something other than monocote or other plastic films.
What are good alternatives for a dull covering that will heat shrink slightly?
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Old Apr 28, 2015, 11:02 AM
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Polyspan: http://www.bmjrmodels.com/polyspan

Will need to be painted though.

You can dull plastic films by scuffing them with fine wire wool before you apply them.
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Old Apr 28, 2015, 12:46 PM
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Thanks!
Can I apply this with wpb or do I need to use dope?
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Old Apr 28, 2015, 01:48 PM
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Another option is Coverite "CoverLite" but it also requires adesive like BalsaRite:
http://www.coverite.com/covering/covq1800.html
http://www.coverite.com/accys/covr2500.html
Might be possible to attach with WBP or white glue but BalsaRite really does a great job. It doesn't come as a roll but a folded package which makes shipping easier. The finish is Matt and it shrink moderately, equivalent to tissue but much stronger(doesn't requires sealing).
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Inkjet printed tissue.
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