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Old Apr 28, 2007, 07:22 AM
Sheldon-YNT uDesign
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Removing Iron-On Covering

I need to recover a Soprano wing and am looking for any tips for removing
the existing iron-on covering. Any ideas?

-Sheldon-
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 10:51 AM
Rlbpilotfly@aol.com
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Re: Removing Iron-On Covering

razor blade, heat iron & patience



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Old Apr 28, 2007, 06:57 PM
Mark Miller
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Re: Removing Iron-On Covering

Sheldon,

Removing the covering on a Soprano or any sailplane of this type construction is quite simple. Rip it off and any that sticks to the carbon capping use a razor blade to peel it away. 10 minutes and you are ready to recover. To revover, tack it to the D-tube shell and wrap it around the trailing edge and tack it to the other side of the D-tube shell. Heat the covering to stick it to the rest of the D-tube and the root ribs. Shrink the rest with heat. Neat and simple.

Mark Miller
Isthmus Models

----- Original Message ----
From: Sheldon-YNT uDesign <nodlehs@rochester.rr.com>
To: RCSE <soaring@airage.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 6:22:36 AM
Subject: [RCSE] Removing Iron-On Covering





I need to recover a
Soprano wing and am looking for any tips for removing the
existing iron-on covering. Any ideas?



-Sheldon-

Soaring
Nationals

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Old Apr 28, 2007, 11:15 PM
tony estep
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Re: Removing Iron-On Covering

---- Original Message ----
From: Mark Miller <canardin@yahoo.com>

> To revover, tack it to the D-tube shell and wrap it around the trailing edge and tack it to the other side of the D-tube shell. Heat the covering to stick it to the rest of the D-tube and the root ribs. Shrink the rest with heat.....

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This will work with Oracover or Polycover, but it won't with Monokote.





Old Apr 29, 2007, 05:17 PM
Sheldon-YNT
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RE: Removing Iron-On Covering

Thanks to everyone for their tips...The hot air gun worked well, along with
judicious use of an Xacto. The sections of the wings that I needed to remove
the covering from are stripped, the remaining covering edges have been
resealed, and everything is ready to be recovered. I even managed to enlist
my wife, to put her sewing skills to work, and had her make me some "weight
bags" that helped hold things down as I worked the covering off. They should
also come in handy during the recovering as well.

-Sheldon-

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From: tony estep [mailto:tonyestep@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 11:16 PM
To: Mark Miller; nodlehs@rochester.rr.com; RCSE
Subject: Re: [RCSE] Removing Iron-On Covering


---- Original Message ----

From: Mark Miller <canardin@yahoo.com>


> To revover, tack it to the D-tube shell and wrap it around the trailing

edge and tack it to the other side of the D-tube shell. Heat the covering to
stick it to the rest of the D-tube and the root ribs. Shrink the rest with
heat.....
=====================
This will work with Oracover or Polycover, but it won't with Monokote.


 


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