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Hobbyking Covering

Postby Pat Marsden » February 28th, 2018, 6:35 pm

Hi All

I am looking at the Hobbyking heat shrink/iron on coverings and they get good reviews. However, it doesnt say if they are petrol proof so has anyone any experience of using them

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Re: Hobbyking Covering

Postby richard armstrong » February 28th, 2018, 7:12 pm

i can confirm they are petrol poof i used them with out issues,
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Re: Hobbyking Covering

Postby Tony Collins 1073 » February 28th, 2018, 7:26 pm

Hi Pat. I had to repair my hangar 9 Valiant last year and my only source for the genuine heat shrink covering material
was Hobby king. The exact colours too. I believe it may possibly be ultracote. This covering offers the same Qualities
and Characteristics as Profilm, very high temp covering, strong and waterproof of course.
Tony.

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Re: Hobbyking Covering

Postby Pat Marsden » March 1st, 2018, 7:16 am

Thanks both, Hobbyking covering it is then.

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Re: Hobbyking Covering

Postby richard armstrong » March 1st, 2018, 9:23 am

pat just some user advise

test it on a small area to gauge temp for covering HK film needs a slightly hotter iron to get the best results
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Re: Hobbyking Covering

Postby pete.pitt » March 2nd, 2018, 2:45 pm

have used them and they are petrol proof ,my twinley is covered in it.

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Re: Hobbyking Covering

Postby Kevin Fairgrieve » March 3rd, 2018, 6:50 am

I have also used it.
Great stuff, covers well shrinks nicely and takes a lot of heat.

The only slight downside is that the adhesive sometimes leaks out from the seams. A touch of acetone on a cloth soon clears that up.

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Re: Hobbyking Covering

Postby Shaun Garrity » March 18th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Brilliant covering - a few years ago at Euroflugtag the weather was exceptional in the high 30's. My 1/3rd cub was subject to this baking over the 5 day period and didn't slacken . Model now about 4 years old and film still good and not seen a heat gun since it was applied.
Comes in a great range of colours, forms around compound curves well, petrol proof and very inexpensive; it has become my go - to film. Pity they don't make a heat shrink fabric. As mentioned the white adhesive can bleed out sometimes but easily cleaned with acetone or thinners.

Shaun


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