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Old Dec 12, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Ultracote is my favorite for a heavier more durable coating than say Solite which is a great lightweight covering. The application of Ultracote is a breeze just follow the directions, set your iron as stated and tack down then use your heat gun.What's nice is it's ability to reheat or shrink an area that may have wrinkles, just slightly increase the heat and they are gone.
German engineering at it's finest
Dito! ulracote (Oracover) is the best. Monokote is good for heavy models, but is too heavy and shrinks at too high a heat for light models. Solite is nice but it is too flimsy.

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Old Dec 12, 2009, 04:37 PM
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I have had good luck with SIG AeroKote Lite.

Low temp covering, shrinks nice, seems fairly strong. and light.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Thanks all for the input. Looks like I need to make another purchase, just order the ssx kit
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 09:43 PM
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I used Coverite Microlite on my 1st SSX. It was OK, but I didn't really like it. When I built the micro 3dx, I used Ultracote light, and that went on much smoother and was way easier to use.
That is what I will use from now on on the smaller stuff...
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 09:55 PM
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I used Solite on SSX 1 and 2.. SSX 3 has doculam..

Where's the bipe?
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 08:16 AM
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I use MonoKote on my SSX. It was a b**ch. Tough as nails, though. The guy who coached my cover job said Ultracote is the easiest to work with.
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 09:59 AM
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I use MonoKote on my SSX. It was a b**ch. Tough as nails, though. The guy who coached my cover job said Ultracote is the easiest to work with.
I used MonoKote on an SSX once. It was tough as nails. The weight was not too bad. my biggest complaint was that it was dificuly to form the wing tip. Monokote just dose not form curves like Ultracote or Ultracote lite.

Ultracote is supposed to be selling a new ParkLite brand with more color choices soon.

http://search.horizonhobby.com/index...ite&N=5028+632
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 12:33 PM
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I would like to try to the Parklite but I can't wait. Oh, I forgot to mention this will be my first covering job. Wish me luck.

Thanks for all the replies regarding the covering. You all are awesome!
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 01:01 PM
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Can someone point to or post a link on the covering/ultracote install/build thread. Just trying to read up on it. I thought I had just found it yesterday but I have frickin clue.
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 01:06 PM
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This?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711624
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 01:12 PM
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Son of a biscuit, holy chickens, yes, thats it! Thanks.
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 02:57 PM
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James, I placed the order last night to have the SSX shipped to Jeff. I am excited. Poor jeff doesnt know what he got himself into .

I also mailed him another plane to get ready for me for SEFF Hehehe. Not living in GA anymore SUCKS!
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 03:10 PM
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I know I am getting a brand new SSX.... Thanks for your generosity!


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Old Dec 13, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 08:06 PM
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James, I placed the order last night to have the SSX shipped to Jeff. I am excited. Poor jeff doesnt know what he got himself into .

I also mailed him another plane to get ready for me for SEFF Hehehe. Not living in GA anymore SUCKS!
I am out of black decals, I have red, yellow, blue and white. I will have black in a few days. Do you want to wait for black?

James
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