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Sapphire ~ Vintage EDF model by Peter Goldsmith (Build Thread by JimD)

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  • #31
    Apparently, ironing on covering is a perishable skill...

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    • JimD
      JimD commented
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      Covering takes luck...the more you practice, the luckier you get!

      Soooooo.....build more models and you will become luckier! 😉

    • JimD
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      BTW...if you use Deluxe Materials Cover Grip, you will be luckier. 👍

    • Newman12
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      I've never used Cover grip? do you brush it on just the perimeter of the piece you are doing or on everything like the ribs and turbulators and let it dry and then iron on the covering? Does the stuff smell bad, being I'm going to be using it in my basement and not outdoors?

  • #32
    Cover Grip is water base with no bad smell or strong odor. It is white like Elmer's Glue and can be used indoors (unlike Balsarite).

    It should be the consistency of milk. I use a small epoxy mixing cup (aka medicine cup) and pour a small amount out at a time because a small amount goes a long way. If it comes out of the bottle thicker than milk (tends to get thicker as bottle contents goes down) add a little water to thin it out.

    Use a small brush (1/4" wide is good) and apply around the periphery of area to be covered. One brush dip will paint out for about six inches, so it can be applied very quickly. Let it dry to the touch before covering is applied. Cover Grip keeps the edges of the covering from creeping as heat is applied to shrink the main area being covered. This is especially helpful with UltraCote!
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    • MarkY
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      Jim. have you ever placed the Cover Grip between the plastic film layers? Say on trim or a color change? Mark

    • JimD
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      Hi Mark, it doesn't really work for a covering to covering bond. Being a water base product, it beads up on the film surface whereas is soaks into a wood surface.
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