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May 15, 2019, 10:33 AM
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$45.00 USD
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Coverite Material (unknown)


One roll of white Coverite (?) 38" wide x 18 feet. Weighs 1/4 ounce/sq ft.

Adhesive-backed (can be ironed on). Rip resistant.

To compute your Priority Mail shipping: The box is 40” x 5” x 5” and weighs 2 lb.3 oz.

DO NOT OFFER TO BUY UNTIL I CONFIRM EXACTLY WHAT IT IS.
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May 15, 2019, 12:01 PM
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I think this is Micafilm. (great stuff)

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May 15, 2019, 12:11 PM
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You're right!! (maybe not). Thanks.
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May 16, 2019, 12:17 PM
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I don't think what you have is Micafilm - at least not in the format that it was packaged and sold to the model airplane hobby niche.

Micafilm definitely did not have an adhesive and it came in rolls that were 29" wide, either 65" long or 5meters (16'4"). It stopped being available by the 1990s.

Micafilm is a non-woven, fiber reinforced (the "Mica"?) polyester.

Micafilm came in pre-primed grey, solid colors, chrome, metallic blue and red, translucent red, yellow and white..... the translucent white was especially light and had the appearance of doped silkspan. Micafilm was particularly strong - rip and poke resistance - for a lightweight covering.

I have hands on experience with Micafilm but not with (Solarfilm) Fibafilm, which came later and came in solid colors and, I think, translucent yellow and red and some found comparable to Micaflim. I have the instructions sheets that came with Coverite Micafilm.


The 38"width of what you have might be a lead to identifying the material. Perhaps hold it up to light to see if the material is woven or has scattered fibers, like Micafilm, silkspan and some other coverings.
The pix that shows a translucent appearance is interesting.


There are a fair number of threads on Micafilm; here is more of the more extensive ones. John O'Sullivan comments are good.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post37381723

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May 16, 2019, 02:58 PM
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The material is almost impossible to tear without first making a starter slit with scissors. A very fine weave can be discerned so I know it isn't paper. Doesn't appear to have random fibers. I bought this years ago and not sure why I bought it because my typical airplane covering was Coverite Supershrink with a coat or two of K&B SuperPoxy paint.

The label on the wrapper states:

COVQ 1310
2-43-0-4
4 18 KW

Maybe somebody can break the code.

I'll have to make a frame, attach my stuff loosely and see if it shrinks with a heat gun. Stand by......................
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May 16, 2019, 04:39 PM
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I’ll take it if still available.


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