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Applying Tissue

Postby dhable » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:06 pm

I have a DVD made several years ago, featuring Bob Isaacs, AKA Duco Guru. I believe it was sponsored by SFA. (In fact I blame Bhagat Dillon for getting me into free flight but that's another story...).

In the DVD, Bob was covering an Easy Built "Debut". As he was covering, he mentioned that he always used Japanese tissue, and always covered with the "shiny side out".

My question is simple: why shiny side out? Is there some advantage to that? Or might this just be his way of making certain he was consistent in application?

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Re: Applying Tissue

Postby John Webster » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:03 am

Just guessing but it might be that the rough side attaches better to the dope on the framework and the shiny side absorbs less dope when the overall finish is applied.
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Re: Applying Tissue

Postby staubkorb » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:19 pm

I find that either way works. It also affects the final finish whether one wants to emulate gloss (metal) or a flat (fabric or camo) subject. Covering fuzzy side in does seem to stick better to the surface due to the better "tooth" and depends on the adhesive used.

It is noticeable when "mixed" - painted or not.

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