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Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:33 pm

What are you guys using to keep the coverings edges sealed from glow fuel oil and smoke oil?
I’ve used clear fingernail polish in the past.
Wondering if there’s anything better.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:17 pm

I found going E took care of 99% of that issue
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:07 am

Yeah. I got some of those. Just doesn’t totally satisfy though.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:58 am

MRBIGG wrote:
I’ve used clear fingernail polish in the past.




I don't know of anything better. That seems to work really well, and if you have girls around it's usually readily available. :)
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:01 am

"I don't know of anything better. That seems to work really well, and if you have girls around it's usually readily available. "

And in your case it works REALLY WELL cause you never burn any fuel/smoke to lift an edge......... :mrgreen:
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:05 am

c/f wrote:"I don't know of anything better. That seems to work really well, and if you have girls around it's usually readily available. "

And in your case it works REALLY WELL cause you never burn any fuel/smoke to lift an edge......... :mrgreen:


Not completely true. I don't run smoke, but gas engines do put a little bit of oil on the covering.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:28 am

Does trim solvent do the job?
I have tried ca, fingernail polish,top flight lustrekote. high heat on the covering iron.
Sooner or later the covering starts to peel off.
My Primo does an aerial strip tease every few flights.
I don't run a exhaust diverter so I am causing a lot of my own grief.
I like the exhaust hitting the underside of the elevator,,,, sort of like thrust vectoring.
But that means I do a lot of covering repair...
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:08 am

stop using inferior covering like moneycoat and ultracrap, and switch to quality hobbyking stuff? :P
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:58 am

MRBIGG wrote:What are you guys using to keep the coverings edges sealed from glow fuel oil and smoke oil?
I’ve used clear fingernail polish in the past.
Wondering if there’s anything better.

Ultracoat solves this problem for me.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:06 pm

Make sure the airstream isn't able to blow into the open seam. Make sure it blows over the overlap.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:31 am

there is one thing about ultracoat, it's dual temp. stick at low temp, crank up to seal edges. it's in the instructions...but who reads those? if you don't high temp to set the adhesive, it'll come up eventually. if you do, it's permanent.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:37 pm

I don't know what type of covering I have. I have a big box with many colors and many types.
If it doesn't say monokote on the edge I don't know what it is. I did get a bunch from Value Hobby.
I even have some doculam and micah film.
I need an edge sealer that is bullett proof.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:16 pm

iceman1 wrote:I don't know what type of covering I have. I have a big box with many colors and many types.
If it doesn't say monokote on the edge I don't know what it is. I did get a bunch from Value Hobby.
I even have some doculam and micah film.
I need an edge sealer that is bullett proof.


Ive not had any trouble with value hobby. Usually if the covering is starting to go, the plane is passed its expiration date anyway :mrgreen: I have a 6 year old plane :oops: (embarassing) and it has VH and some Ultra, Id say the VH looks just as good if not better than the Ultra. And thats after more than a few gallons of 30% nitro bathing :drink:
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:07 pm

That's one more thing I love about being E :gay: ..
A little cover lift, put a piece of clear scotch tape over it........... SOLVED!
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:36 pm

I use trim solvent on all the seams, but also the positioning of your seams makes a big difference. I cover back to front, bottom to top and the the top leading edge covering always wraps past the center of the leading edge so the prop blast is pushing it on instead of trying to peel it off.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:23 pm

2D Dave wrote:I use trim solvent on all the seams, but also the positioning of your seams makes a big difference. I cover back to front, bottom to top and the the top leading edge covering always wraps past the center of the leading edge so the prop blast is pushing it on instead of trying to peel it off.

I agree. In addition to helping to keep the seams from separating, covering in your order seems to help hide the seams.
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Re: Sealing Covering Edges

PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:11 pm

Thanks for these good ideas.
I have a Slide on the building board that I can use these techniques with.
I probably wouldn't have these covering problems if I flew lower as none of my planes would live long enough.
Hmmm come to think of it I would have alot more garage space as well...
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