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Feb 07, 2018, 08:57 AM
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Solarfilm - Closing Announcement


Saw this today. Solarfilm production to cease.
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Feb 07, 2018, 09:50 AM
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Is that same company that makes Solartex?
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Feb 07, 2018, 09:52 AM
Phil.T-tailer
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Sad news - used lots of it.
Yep - they do/did solartex too

Phil.
Feb 07, 2018, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil.Taylor
Sad news - used lots of it.
Yep - they do/did solartex too

Phil.
Dang I love Solartex
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Feb 07, 2018, 10:07 AM
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Bummer, ordered up a 10 yard roll of silver to stock up for a while....maybe someone will pick up the solartex line, but not too many people are building any more.....

Andy
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Feb 07, 2018, 10:19 AM
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Is solartex the only paintable iron on? Pretty much a staple for PSS, no?
Feb 07, 2018, 10:46 AM
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Has anyone tried the 21st Century Fabric ?
lhttps://coverite.hobbico.com/covering/covq0301.html
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Feb 07, 2018, 11:12 AM
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Solartex is the standard for Epp PSS.

What a bummer.

It's getting harder to be a builder.
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Feb 07, 2018, 11:47 AM
supreme being of leisure
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BDOG1
Has anyone tried the 21st Century Fabric ?
lhttps://coverite.hobbico.com/covering/covq0301.html
the coverite line is all relabeled solarfilm products....

i'm going to miss airspan.
Feb 07, 2018, 12:07 PM
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I was on hold for 30 minutes with Balsa USA. Fortunately I got the last roll of orange.

Nice lady in sales, she said it's been crazy cause everyone is calling ordering lots of covering.

Be patient with her, she's the only one taking calls.

With what I had on hand and my order, I should have enough for two 60" PSS gliders.

Sounds like some people are buying up most of their stock, probably to sell at twice the price.
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Feb 07, 2018, 12:18 PM
supreme being of leisure
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is there something wrong with the iron on fabric from oracover/ultracote?
Feb 07, 2018, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ZAGNUT
is there something wrong with the iron on fabric from oracover/ultracote?
No. I think it's better than solarfilm. However solartex is a different kind of thing. If you're not familar, its kind of a cross between cloth and film. I don't know of anything similar.
Feb 07, 2018, 01:22 PM
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Solartex stretches more, and shrinks more than anything else when it's heated up.
It's the only film that you can comfortably iron around compound curves. Basically can
cover an entire EPP fuselage including rounded nose and canopy, etc, with only two pieces
and a couple slits at the nose for overlap.

I don't do a ton of building of EPP planes these days but will very much miss Solartex
for the few times I do.
Feb 07, 2018, 01:34 PM
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Solartex is the best product I have ever used on EPP gliders, hands down.
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Feb 07, 2018, 01:46 PM
Hold my beer and watch this
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If anyone is looking, I have some left over silver solartex. Ill check to see how much I have left.


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