Originally Posted by Wind_of_Change
It's not rocket science. If you want a light weight colored laminate, use Ultracote, if you want a heavy-duty colored laminate use Monokote. Those products have been around strengthening wings for decades. If you're in Europe, it's Oracover. There are dozens of brands. So long as you use large sheets that go from wing tip to center, and overlap in the center, you'll get similar strength from them as you would laminate. There aren't any super thick colored laminates like the 10 mil, at least that I'm aware of, but I don't believe Ritewing ships with that standard anyway.
Being a long time flyer myself I too thought this "lam" was all marketing fanboy hype... After using it on my Z2 I wish I had discovered it earlier for my slope wings.