Sig Koverall

Sig Koverall

Postby Chris Brew » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:22 pm

I'm sick of the crap shiny finish of the iron on plastic coverings and would like to try my hand at using Sig Koverall.
I've had a hunt around the net looking for some good how to's on this product but there is not much out there.
I'm looking for recommendations on the best way to use this product what dopes to use for sticking and shrinking and best painting techniques.
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Chris Brew » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:04 pm

You can't tell me that there is no one out there that has not used Koverall before. How about the best place to bye Dope in New Zealand, can anyone help me out with that.
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Dale » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:07 pm

I haven't used Koverall, so can't offer much help there but if you are looking for "alternatives" try solartex. Is a woven fabric iron on, way better than shiny plastic crap. Goes on easier, looks better, simpler than koverall, easy to paint, and maybe cheaper.
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Chris Brew » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:24 pm

Thanks Dale for your posts. I will look into the dope prices from the site you suggested. I already have several models that are covered in solartex and yes this covering is much nicer than the iron on plastic stuff and has proven to be more durable, but from what I have seen from some models lately that have been covered in the old fabric and dope way I personally find the finish better again although heavier. I would really like to give this method of covering a go.
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby compy260 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:49 am

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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Slayer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:50 am

436 stock koverall but their stock levels can be spasmodic, The last lot I bought a couple of months ago was from the States, shipping was easy and cheap and it worked out cheaper than buying it here. Water based polyurethane works almost as good as dope and is a lot cheaper. If you want larger amounts of dope you can get it here http://unitedpaints.co.nz/ its really cheap. There are some photos here of Koverall on my Catalina wings http://www.parkflyers.org.nz/modules/ne ... pe=&mode=0
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Chris Brew » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks Guys for the links. Nice job on the Catalina Slayer. I am very interested in float planes and have several myself. The Catalina has always been on my wish list.
I took the time to read the thread and could not see any mention on what paint you used to paint this model, looks like you have done a nice job with the paint.
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Slayer » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:38 pm

Chris Brew wrote:Thanks Guys for the links. Nice job on the Catalina Slayer. I am very interested in float planes and have several myself. The Catalina has always been on my wish list.
I took the time to read the thread and could not see any mention on what paint you used to paint this model, looks like you have done a nice job with the paint.


Thanks Chris, I used 295 industrial enamel (matt) Its a cheap industrial paint, the gloss is ok and since this was matt it didnt matter anyway
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Chris Brew » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Thanks Slayer I will be watching you Catalina build with interest
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Slayer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:47 pm

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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby DH100 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:53 pm

Hi Chris

I hope you have your Aero Dope situation sorted. We have been repackaging United Paints dope under the Airsail brand for some years now ...down to 50ml bottles and 250 ml tins, in fact the only one in the country doing so. It is an excellent product with great adhesion properties. It is available in tautening and non-tautening. It's odd how nobody is willing to acknowledge it!

Contrary to a silly opinion expressed, you don't need to see your bank manager, Furthermore, 40 years ago when the individual concerned was mowing lawns for 2/6 pence you could but a lot for that money. Too bad when you can't even get that into perspective 40 years on.

Brian
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Re: Sig Koverall

Postby Chris Brew » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:47 pm

Hi Brian
Thanks for you reply. I'm pretty surprised that not many people have come forward with more info myself. I am almost read to give this a go I am in the process of converting a Greatplanes Super Sportster kit into a Miles Hawk Speed Six look alike just to do something different and feel the need to learn about the Koverall and dope process. As I have said it seems to give a much better finish.

By the way I love the Vampire I have been keeping up with the build both on here and RCScalebuilder I love the vampires as a model they fly soo nice Graham Smithson from Nelson comes over here to Blenheim for our annual fly-in most years and I always look forward to his vampire. I don't think I have ever seen another model jet that looks so good as a model vampire. Great work I'm enjoying it.
Cheers Chris
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