Bare-Metal foil

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Bare-Metal foil

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Bare-Metal foil

Postby Mustang » Mon May 25, 2015 8:32 pm

A simple step by step on using the Bare-Metal foil.

So to start with I just cut a piece out bigger then the area to be covered, and then gently laid it in place. This was then pushed into place with my finger and then rubbed gently with a smoothed of cocktail stick.
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Then a second piece was laid into place.
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Then a third piece, as you can see the corner ripped as its a tight corner.
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So I cut this piece out along the panel line.
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Then just added another piece.
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The finished results.
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This is what I used.
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The true metal was used on the nosecone area.

The only issue I found with the Bare-Metal foil is that it's not that great at sticking on a thin edge. You have to wrap it around the edges and leave a fair bit underneath. This will then be covered by the internal piece laid on afterwards.
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Re: Bare-Metal foil

Postby casper » Mon May 25, 2015 9:25 pm

Nice tips for Bare metal foil mustang :) I use gold leaf glue in some areas brushed on thinly
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Re: Bare-Metal foil

Postby Mark » Mon May 25, 2015 11:36 pm

Great tips Mustang. I assume you cut along each panel line after adding each piece ?
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Re: Bare-Metal foil

Postby Mustang » Tue May 26, 2015 7:23 am

Hi Mark.

It depends on the panel in question, as this was a curved area I found it easier to do each panel as a separate panel and yes cut along the panel lines.

But with flater areas it's possible to cover them with a larger piece of the foil. So like areas of a plan the stabilisers, tail fin and ailerons could be done as a one piece.

It just depends on how confident you feel when covering the area, but if you make a mistake just cut the foil long the panel lines and remove the damaged part and then add a new piece. :)
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