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Offline MikeB

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Getting bumps out of foamy
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:41:19 PM »
I have seen posts about using an covering iron on high and a damp tissue. Thinking about getting a depression out of of a wing edge.

Guidance welcome

Offline IanF

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Re: Getting bumps out of foamy
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 11:07:14 PM »
Donít use a covering iron  on high .( hot on my one is around 160degC which would just melt the foam)..itís way too hot. Just run hot water over the dented part and it should start to come out gently massaging with your fingers.
This will work with smallish dent, not too deep. You can forget it if it has a sharp edge

If you want to try the iron, use a bit of scrap foam to test it on. How about part of the plane that your ladder fell on? If itís too hot you will get what they call gatoring. The surface bubbles up and looks like alligator skin.
Try reading
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2772669-How-to-repair-dents-in-EPO-foam

Not your new big Tundra I hope?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2018, 11:14:20 PM by IanF »
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Offline Mike Deans

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Re: Getting bumps out of foamy
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 08:46:26 AM »
I recall the trick with the hot iron and wet tissue/cloth was to remove dents in gun stocks or hard wood of any description, as Ian says use this method on foam and it's goodbye foam. 😩

Mike
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Offline MikeB

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Re: Getting bumps out of foamy
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 04:03:23 PM »
The grand tundra is still in its box untouched as no space to put it for now!

The Navy Cub came with a small dent on wing corner. There is a replacement on way but from Hong Kong so will try to bring out the damage.

Let's hope for a mild winter and some flying but if not have a good festive period.



Offline p1andy

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Re: Getting bumps out of foamy
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 04:21:09 PM »
Boil kettle and steam out the dent might work as heard of people using that before.
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