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Protecting your plans during Building

Postby chri1720_RWW » November 30th, 2008, 2:15 pm

:idea: The traditional way to do this is to cover the plan with a clear polythene sheet or use a candle to wax the surface of the plan, both have drawbacks as adhesives do stick to the surface of the polythene and plan. Recently I came across an idea that Steve Duffy found worked a treat, Cellophane, a material that first appeared arround the second world war, it proof against adhesives sticking to it and it's cheap.

It comes in large rolls (12 metres long by 800 mm wide), big enough for most large model projects, whats more is under a tenner per roll; where do you get this wonder material, most JTF outlets sell it in their florist's department as this is what they wrap flowers in.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Dave Collis 2296 » December 4th, 2008, 4:20 pm

I've used wax(greaseproof) paper for donkey's years... cheap too!

Cheers, Dave.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Robin Woodhead » December 4th, 2008, 5:22 pm

Yes so have I, but cyno sticks to it, this stuff does not. The size is better than greaseproof paper too!.

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Postby Roy Hill 1855 » December 4th, 2008, 5:50 pm

Thanks for that folks, now i know why i could read the plans through the covering when it was flying! ps Robin ,whats a jtf outlet? ithought they were on my central heating?---------Bostin forum.

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Postby Barrie King » December 4th, 2008, 9:43 pm

I use self adhesive book covering from Rymans (Partners) it is easy to fix to a plan and gives permanent protection against all types of glue. Dave Phillipson, and old mate of Dave J. passed this tip on to me.

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Postby DAVE JOHNSON » December 4th, 2008, 9:45 pm

Hello Barry---is Dave P keeping ok??he was getting back into flying when i last spoke to him back in the Summer--DAVE

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Postby Robin Woodhead » December 4th, 2008, 10:02 pm

Roy Hill 1855 wrote:Thanks for that folks, now i know why i could read the plans through the covering when it was flying! ps Robin ,whats a jtf outlet? ithought they were on my central heating?---------Bostin forum.


JTF is the Trade name of JT Frith, a trade only warehouse, but in truth anyone can get a trade ticket (I got one) look them up on Google, this is what I got for the URL http://www.jtf-wholesale.co.uk/

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Postby Roy Hill 1855 » December 4th, 2008, 10:34 pm

Thanks Robin,sorted,ps, it seems to be a very popular new forum,congrats once more----roy. :D

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Postby Barrie King » December 5th, 2008, 9:21 am

Yes Dave, Dave P. is well and playing a bit of golf and flying when the weather allows, I see or speak to him most weeks, he is quite a mine of information.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Gerard Jordan » February 26th, 2009, 3:23 pm

4001:- Advised by Rymans that they no longer do the self adhesive transparent Book covering ( Plan covering ) materiel, as mentioned recently by Barry. Anyone know anywhere else that still does it to cover a Plan 80 inches by 30 inches
Gerard Jordan Email:- <gerard.2@virgin.net>.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Robin Woodhead » February 26th, 2009, 4:15 pm

Look at the first post of this thread.

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Postby Tony Collins 1073 » February 26th, 2009, 4:56 pm

What is the product name for these rolls of cellophane? I have looked at JTF online store and there is a search engine but it doesn't recognise any name that I can think of to put in. Unfortunately there is no JTF outlet anywhere near my area.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Barrie King » February 26th, 2009, 5:01 pm

Gerard, the self adhesive film is also stocked by Wilko's last time I looked.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Robin Woodhead » February 26th, 2009, 5:23 pm

No trade name of this product as far as I know, but thats the troube with search engines, the name the trade apply to there items doers not always relate to the real world nameing that we think of, I found this roll in the flower arranging departmen, a big rack full of it.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Dave Lowe » February 26th, 2009, 5:31 pm

Hi all
My wife informs me this material is known as SELLOWRAP in the flower trade, Hope this is of some help.
See you all at Wigan :)

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Tony Collins 1073 » February 26th, 2009, 5:59 pm

Thanks for the clue Dave. After trying a few variations of sellowrap I came up with this :-
http://www.gibsondoyle.co.uk/greeting-cards.asp?pid=704 It's called Cello Wrap and is on special offer at £7 + £3.50 postage for a 28 metre x 800mm roll. Just what I need, cheers.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Richard Sullivan » February 26th, 2009, 7:17 pm

Hi You could go to this site very good service all different lenghts :D
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Florist-And-Craft-Supplies
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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Rob Cavell 529 » February 26th, 2009, 7:34 pm

Balsa Cabin do a very thin polythene for the specific purpose in very large folded sheets, nothing sticks to it not even that stuff wot sticks to blankets!

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby paul hughes » February 27th, 2009, 8:26 am

If i need t cover a plan i re-use the plastic bay my shirts are returned in from the ironing service in, when they are opened out they are about 6' long and 2' wide, and the're free.

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Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » February 27th, 2009, 1:27 pm

Ironing service? Bloomin eck, Paul, I have to do my own! :shock: See you at Glenns tomorrow night. :P


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