What is Solartex covering?

What is Solartex covering?

SATIN SOLARTEX is a superlight, extra fine, woven fabric that has been painted at the factory with a special two-pack paint that is resistant to all fuels – glo, diesel and petrol (gasoline).

Can Solartex be painted?

If your Cub is gas powered then a latex paint would be okay. I just painted my Cub which I had covered with aluminum Solartex. I tried Nelson – not very opaque. Switched to klass Kote two part paint and love it.

How do you recover fabric on a plane?

In general, what are the steps of recovering an airplane? There are a few approved processes and product lines, but they all follow the same basic steps: 1) attach the fabric to the airframe, 2) shrink it with heat, 3) apply coatings to seal and protect the fabric from UV rays and 4) paint it to make it look pretty.

How do you use a sig Koverall?

Just brush a coat of Stix-It on the model framework, let it dry, then iron-on the Koverall just like you would a much more expensive iron-on fabric covering. Once the Koverall is stuck down around the edges, it can be shrunk perfectly tight with an iron or heat gun.

How long does Aircraft fabric last?

If you cover your airplane with fabric according to the instruction manual (this is important) the fabric and coatings will have a service life of about 15-20 years.

How do you get rid of old monokote?

tear as much off as possible, use a heat gun and scraper to get the remainder and then use fine sandpaper to remove the residue. you may even try monokote trim solvent to help dissolve the remaining adhesive, wipe it with paper towel soaked with trim solvent. Perfect.

How do you use a SIG Stix?

Simply brush a coat of Stix-It on the wood, let it dry, then iron on your covering material. Stix-It also works great as a surface preparation and wood sealer for any of the pre-finished iron-on coverings, either plastic film or fabric type.

What are the two methods of covering fabric aircraft?

Traditional covering methods use organic materials, such as cotton. Once the aircraft structure is prepared by sanding, the material is applied using dope as an adhesive. Rib-stitching is used on faster aircraft types and especially on undercambered airfoils to ensure that the fabric follows the aircraft structure.

Which fabric covering system is non hazardous?

Oratex represents a major breakthrough in aircraft fabric covering systems. No solvents, no paint, no stench, no exposure to toxic chemicals of any kind. Just glue it, shrink it, and fly!

What is solartex?

Solartex is a super light, extra fine woven fabric covering material which adds immense strength and toughness to an air-frame. Solartex is coated with a powerful adhesive exclusive to this product. The material is an excellent covering for all types of model construction.

How to use solartex on iron planes?

For Linen Solartex, use a sock on your iron or the weave might strip some of the covering off the bottom of the iron. Look under the Quick Instruction Links, Solartex Page 2 Instructions. First of all I don’t have first hand experience with Coverite. Some guys in our club have planes they covered with it that I quite like.

Is solartex iron on fabric popular in the UK?

I have used the old super coverite iron on fabric on some scale ships but recall that it seemed really heavy. Any shared experience with solartex, especially as it compares to other products, would be most appreciated. Yes it is popular here in the UK.

Can solartex be used to cover up foam?

It also covers well on foam with just a dusting of 3M 77 allowed to dry on the foam and then covered and ironed down. Many large scale areo tows are covered with Solartex. It is easy to cover, strong and looks authentic. It can be painted.