I closely inspected the wing and the GF tape was quite well wrinkled and there were lots of little dents and dings in the foam. This wasn't going to make covering with shrink film particularly easy or attractive to look at. This may only be a foamie model, but I am taking pride in rebuilding it and what it will look like. There's nothing better than receiving compliments from fellow modellers over the quality of a build.
I began by removing the elevons and the packing tape I'd covered them with.
I then turned my attention to the wing and wondered what effect adding heat would make, running a covering iron over the GF tape? I had used the iron on the Polecat and saw that the heat helped to remove creases in the foam.
I tried various temperatures beginning at 100*c but found that 120*c seemed ideal.
As I slowly ran the iron over the tape, I could see the wrinkles in the tape coming out and the tape seemed to become very shiny, as if the adhesive was being activated and sticking it down better to the foam.
By the time I'd gone over the the entire wing, I was very happy with the result and reattached the elevons.
That was all for this evening and I hope to continue tomorrow.
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