|Oct 13, 2011, 12:02 PM|
Joined Oct 2008
Covering a foam plane ??
I have a foam cessna, but would like to cover it to get rid of the 'foam' look, and have it so it is completely white, and looks smart.
I have never covered a plane, so what other ways of doing it are there, i was thinking solvent free spray, but would that get rid of the foam look ?
Any other opinions ?
|Oct 15, 2011, 06:24 PM|
1 - Mix light weight spackle with water till it's like heavy cream. Apply to surface filling depressions, let dry and sand smooth.
2 - Cover foam with tissue paper using Polycrylic varnish.
3 - Sand lightly and paint with any paint.
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|Jan 05, 2012, 03:47 AM|
Sverige, Jämtlands län, Krokom
Joined Dec 2011
I just wrote at an other place about glassing foamies with epoxy. I always thin down the mixed epoxy with alcohol until it is as thin dope. Use 30-minute epoxy, then you have a fair workingtime. After I have glassed the foam (normaly 25gr/m2 glass) I work on with thinned epoxy with added talc. Add up to say 50% talc and there is a perfect filler, makes it easy to wetsand. Sand at the end with 600-wetpaper and now it is possible to use all kinds of paint without the risk to melt the surface or the foam.
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