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Thread: Covering system. Who's used what?

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    Default Re: Covering system. Who's used what?

    Last weekend I saw an experimental something-or-other (Bearcat?) covered with Orotex.
    It was yellow, the mid-morning sun was behind it and shone thru the fin and rudder.
    It looked like the fabric from a high quality ripstop nylon tent or windbreaker, or a hangglider.
    The texture was very evident, since the color is baked in and there is no filler coat, so if you like a deep shiny smooth finish this might not be your best choice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old3pacer View Post
    All of those are excellent! Stewarts is easy to use. Polyfiber, while smelly and toxic, has a long record of demonstrated durability. Superflight is the ceconite fabric that I believe Stewarts recommends. Additionally, new kid on the block is oratex - looks easy, no paint, very expensive, may be a faster application. [YMMV]
    Yep, I used Superflite 102 for the main fabric and Ceconite 103 for the tapes at Stewartís suggestion. Look in their support forum and youíll probably see my question, it isnít a busy forum.


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    Thanks, Steve.
    Not only did I get answers, I got answers that I wanted to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59pacer View Post
    Thanks, Steve.
    Not only did I get answers, I got answers that I wanted to hear!
    Good deal, Randyand his guys know the system well.

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    I used superflight system 7 on my Pacer. Will use again...with better ventilation during the glueing process...the fabric glue is thinned with acetone....so...will be more careful with the glue...takes lots of acetone to clean up... the paint requires full body isolation from the fumes and a fresh air supply. Iím super impressed with the high gloss finish...and....where I messed up....wasnít difficult to color sand and polish to a mirror finish.


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