Coverite CoverLite Silver 19-1/2x36"

Tower Stock# LXWK16  •  Manufacturer Stock# COVQ1808
Coverite CoverLite Silver 19-1/2x36
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Notes from our tech department:
This is CoverLite Iron-On Silver Synthetic Tissue Covering from Coverite.
A strong, tough, synthetic material to replace tissue and dope.
++Additional Technical Information Will Be Added As It Becomes Available.++

FEATURES

Ideal for covering light-weight or Park Flyer models.
Extremely light weight of only .89 ounce per square yard (28g per
square meter).
CoverLite is sealed to a model with heat, and is factory "doped" with
a totally fuelproof resin. It is not only resistant to glow and
diesel fuel, but is also airproof and waterproof. Very easy to
apply to a model with Coverite Balsarite or CoverLite Adhesive-
(see COMMENTS).
Stronger and more puncture-resistant than normal doped tissue, and
can be painted with Coverite 21st Century spray paint.
Comes folded in a bag (5"x 5.5") with a hangable header card.
90 day warranty.

INCLUDES

One CoverLite Iron-On Silver Synthetic Tissue Covering
One Instruction Sheet

REQUIREMENTS

-Preapplying CoverLite Adhesive or Fabric Balsarite
onto the surface to be covered, and then applying
heat to tighten the covering.
Miscellaneous covering tools.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 36" (915mm)
Width: 19.5" (495mm)
Weight: 1 oz/sq yd (28 g/sq m)

COMMENTS

-The CoverLite Adhesive is not yet available at the time of writing.

Preparation before using CoverLite Covering:
Fill all cracks and hollows. Sand all parts to be covered to
remove bumps or unevenness which would show through the covering.
Wipe away all sanding residues. There are two methods of applying
CoverLite, depending on whether the part being covered is an open
framework or is a solid surface, such as sheet balsa.
Method #1, Open Framework:
With a small piece of plastic sponge apply a very thin coat of
CoverLite Adhesive or Balsarite to the framework. Pay particular
attention to the outer edges (leading and trailing edges are
longerons). Areas of sheet balsa should be coated all over. Allow
the CoverLite Adhesive or Balsarite to dry (15-30 minutes). Cut a
panel of CoverLite at least 1" (25mm) larger all around the frame-
work to be covered and lay the CoverLite on the framework. Set
your iron between 195-212 degrees F (90-100 degrees C) and tack the
CoverLite in place at a few points around the edges, using the toe
of the iron. While tacking, gently pull the CoverLite to get a
smooth fit without wrinkles. Do not try to get the CoverLite drum-
tight, just smooth and wrinkle-free. Reheating and peeling back
while hot allows the CoverLite to be repositioned. Then seal the
CoverLite all around the edges of the frame with the iron. Trim
excess CoverLite from around the edge with a sharp blade and reseal
the edges. Where panels of CoverLite meet and overlap, the overlap
has to be coated with CoverLite Adhesive or Balsarite (and dried)
so it can be ironed down. It is best to apply this CoverLite
Adhesive or Balsarite with a fine brush BEFORE trimming away the
excess CoverLite.
Method #2, Solid Surfaces:
Solid surfaces such as sheet balsa, ply and veneer. With a scrap
of moistened plastic sponge, apply a thin coat of CoverLite
Adhesive or Balsarite all over the surface to be covered. Cut a
panel of CoverLite oversize and tape it down on a smooth surface
and apply a very thin coat of CoverLite Adhesive or Balsarite.
Allow to dry. Place the coated side of the CoverLite onto the
coated surface and iron down with a cool iron (about 195 degrees F
(90 degrees C)). Start at the center and iron outward toward the
edges to avoid trapping air under the CoverLite. If the CoverLite
wrinkles around the iron, lower the iron temperature. CoverLite
can be contoured around slight double curves by heating and gently
pulling. For large area of double curvature, it is easiest to cut
the CoverLite into "fingers" which are ironed down in succession.

JAL 3/20/01
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