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small shoe sealing iron

Postby Steve Mansell » December 7th, 2017, 11:41 pm

does anyone know where I can get a trim sealing iron in UK. My present build has under-cambered wings, and an iron with a small shoe would make it easier to adhere the 'tex to the bottom of the ribs without shrinking the panels between.
A search on the net gave one result from the US, at £84 plus shipping!

Cheers
Steve

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Re: small shoe sealing iron

Postby Cary Bailey » December 8th, 2017, 8:10 am


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Re: small shoe sealing iron

Postby Steve Mansell » December 8th, 2017, 10:46 am

Cary, many thanks. that's my Christmas present from the kids sorted!
Steve

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Re: small shoe sealing iron

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » December 8th, 2017, 4:49 pm

May I also suggest coating the underside of the ribs with watered down PVA, or balsaloc— same thing

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Re: small shoe sealing iron

Postby Steve Mansell » December 8th, 2017, 10:08 pm

cheers Alan, I've got some balsaloc. The scale stuff has pushed the weight up so much I might just nail the covering on!

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Re: small shoe sealing iron

Postby Phil Clark » December 12th, 2017, 9:36 pm

Had one of these for a few years....V useful, especially for finer details like rib tapes and getting into tricky corners etc.....

Highly recommended.

Phil


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