Dec 12, 2009, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by RMac View Post
Ultracote is my favorite for a heavier more durable coating than say Solite which is a great lightweight covering. The application of Ultracote is a breeze just follow the directions, set your iron as stated and tack down then use your heat gun.What's nice is it's ability to reheat or shrink an area that may have wrinkles, just slightly increase the heat and they are gone.
German engineering at it's finest
Dito! ulracote (Oracover) is the best. Monokote is good for heavy models, but is too heavy and shrinks at too high a heat for light models. Solite is nice but it is too flimsy.

James
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Dec 12, 2009, 03:37 PM
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I have had good luck with SIG AeroKote Lite.

Low temp covering, shrinks nice, seems fairly strong. and light.
Dec 12, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Thanks all for the input. Looks like I need to make another purchase, just order the ssx kit
Dec 12, 2009, 08:43 PM
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I used Coverite Microlite on my 1st SSX. It was OK, but I didn't really like it. When I built the micro 3dx, I used Ultracote light, and that went on much smoother and was way easier to use.
That is what I will use from now on on the smaller stuff...
Dec 12, 2009, 08:55 PM
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I used Solite on SSX 1 and 2.. SSX 3 has doculam..

Where's the bipe?
Dec 13, 2009, 07:16 AM
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I use MonoKote on my SSX. It was a b**ch. Tough as nails, though. The guy who coached my cover job said Ultracote is the easiest to work with.
Dec 13, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by minirips2 View Post
I use MonoKote on my SSX. It was a b**ch. Tough as nails, though. The guy who coached my cover job said Ultracote is the easiest to work with.
I used MonoKote on an SSX once. It was tough as nails. The weight was not too bad. my biggest complaint was that it was dificuly to form the wing tip. Monokote just dose not form curves like Ultracote or Ultracote lite.

Ultracote is supposed to be selling a new ParkLite brand with more color choices soon.

http://search.horizonhobby.com/index...ite&N=5028+632
Dec 13, 2009, 11:33 AM
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I would like to try to the Parklite but I can't wait. Oh, I forgot to mention this will be my first covering job. Wish me luck.

Thanks for all the replies regarding the covering. You all are awesome!
Dec 13, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Can someone point to or post a link on the covering/ultracote install/build thread. Just trying to read up on it. I thought I had just found it yesterday but I have frickin clue.
Dec 13, 2009, 12:06 PM
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This?

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711624
Dec 13, 2009, 12:12 PM
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Son of a biscuit, holy chickens, yes, thats it! Thanks.
Dec 13, 2009, 01:57 PM
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James, I placed the order last night to have the SSX shipped to Jeff. I am excited. Poor jeff doesnt know what he got himself into .

I also mailed him another plane to get ready for me for SEFF Hehehe. Not living in GA anymore SUCKS!
Dec 13, 2009, 02:10 PM
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I know I am getting a brand new SSX.... Thanks for your generosity!


Dec 13, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Dec 13, 2009, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
James, I placed the order last night to have the SSX shipped to Jeff. I am excited. Poor jeff doesnt know what he got himself into .

I also mailed him another plane to get ready for me for SEFF Hehehe. Not living in GA anymore SUCKS!
I am out of black decals, I have red, yellow, blue and white. I will have black in a few days. Do you want to wait for black?

James


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