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Oct 03, 2012, 07:45 PM
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I sprayed 3M 90 to "seal" the epp then used Walmart acrylic paint before laminating it. Added nearly no weight. Kept it to light thin coats. Sprayed it with an $8 spray gun from harbor freight.
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Oct 03, 2012, 08:50 PM
Chess club geek with wings
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Originally Posted by Left Coast DJ
I know reflective tape is the recommended method of decorating these wings. Anyone try spray paint? If so, which ones stick? Krylon Fusion?
I tried Krylon Fusion on the bottom of my first wing (applied to the surface of the laminate) - I dont recomend it.

It scratches and looks like poo after just a few flights.
Oct 03, 2012, 09:05 PM
Converting O2 to CO2
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Originally Posted by blunight
I tried Krylon Fusion on the bottom of my first wing (applied to the surface of the laminate) - I dont recomend it.

It scratches and looks like poo after just a few flights.
Will the laminate adhere / be able to be ironed on to Krylon Fusion painted foam?
Oct 03, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Hello LC, Valspar Paint for Plastics sticks like a charm to EPP---from your local Hardware Store.
Oct 03, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Sounds like a great bet: If anyone can burn out a 9 turn MD hi temp rewind, I'll send them a stock one. Go for it! I have over 700 flights on a single rewind (same bearings too) and have tried my best to abuse it.

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Originally Posted by jetpackninja
Awesome- if it doesn't smoke on the bench you've probably done it right.

Mine do get quite hot but I suspect that the MD hi temp rated wire is what makes this such a successful option. Get out there and feel the difference.

Hey- you guys that run the rewinds, some have said the their motors do get quite hot. Do you do a cool down between flights or do you just go for it?
Oct 04, 2012, 04:04 AM
Planes in flames,,,
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hahahaha- challenge accepted!
I've burnt plenty with the radio crap wire.
So far so good with the MD 24 gauge
Oct 04, 2012, 05:40 AM
Destroyers of Props Europe
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Going to order some MD 24ga wire. Don't worry I don't join the challenge.
Oct 04, 2012, 09:29 AM
Chess club geek with wings
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Left Coast DJ
Will the laminate adhere / be able to be ironed on to Krylon Fusion painted foam?
The laminate should stick better to painted foam as compared to bare foam, I know this is the case when laminating epoxy/fiberglass to foam.

If your painting the foam, spray it with 3M77 (or 3M90 as Ogrestud suggested) before painting - the glue will help seal the foam and make your image brighter.
Oct 04, 2012, 09:54 AM
wheeeeee!
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Never done it myself, but I know previous discussion has stated the opposite--lots of people with lam peeling off their fainted foam.

I think a few people have figured out a combination of paint brands, drying time, etc. to make it work, (you'd have to wait for one of them to chime in), but the general consensus is it's a lot of work to go through, when you could just laminate and use stick-on color sheets or tape afterwards, and avoid potential problems. So unless you're really set on a painted color scheme...
Oct 04, 2012, 09:56 AM
wheeeeee!
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A lot of people have done pretty well drawing designs on the stick-on color sheets, then cutting them out and putting them on. A few have even designed things on their computer and printed it on special paper, then just peel off and stick. Even that sounds easier to me than the paint.
Oct 04, 2012, 12:31 PM
Planes in flames,,,
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even a graphic printed on white paper and stuck to the foam with a spray adhesive works pretty well. Looks nice with the laminate over top.
Oct 04, 2012, 02:07 PM
Planes in flames,,,
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thats how this one was done...
Oct 04, 2012, 02:38 PM
Chess club geek with wings
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Here's another...done with Avery Label stock
Oct 04, 2012, 03:08 PM
Bay Area Prop Buster
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Here's the motor I'm going to try next on my Assassin
Powerup 370 Zoom
Blu

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...70-Zoom/Detail
Oct 04, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Bumper Stickers


I applied the bumper stickers prior to laminating. Worked like a charm!


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