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Dec 21, 2016, 01:52 PM
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Solarfilm Litespan source in U-S?

I recently bought a stash of Litespan from an estate and used some for the first time. What great stuff! Light as Japanese Tissue, strong as silk. Then I discovered that no one sells it in the U-S anymore. Do I have to order it direct from the U.K.? Any suggestions?
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Dec 21, 2016, 06:31 PM
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Coverlite tissue is indistinguishable from Litespan. I've mixed both, with absolutely no problems.

BTW, Mod Podge works just fine as a substitute for the 'official' glue.

Dec 21, 2016, 11:31 PM
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Ditto. Also called Polyester Tissue.

I use Peter Rake's technique. Thinned white glue brushed on the back, let dry. Then iron on like any film covering.

I love the stuff.

Dec 22, 2016, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for the info and for the tips! I'm starting to suspect that Coverlite could be re-branded Litespan. However it's branded, It's great stuff. Light, strong, and user friendly.
Dec 24, 2016, 08:16 PM
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Dec 24, 2016, 09:41 PM
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Yep, I use Coverlite all the time.
Dec 25, 2016, 01:19 AM
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the coverlite IS rebranded litespan....all of the coverite line are rebranded solarfilm products.

the ultracote line are rebranded oracover products from germany....same company that makes iron-on pre-painted fabric for full scale planes.

pretty sure that the only film on the american market that was actually american made was monokote and who knows where that comes from today.
Last edited by ZAGNUT; Dec 25, 2016 at 01:26 AM.
Dec 25, 2016, 07:07 AM
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There are differences inn 21st Century Fabric and Solartex. I don't believe that Coverite's 21st Century Fabric is a Solarfilm product.

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