FAQQ - Do I need to use a sanding sealer
A - You don't need to but it is advisable. Using the sealer will fill the grain producing a smooth surface for the Poly-C to adhere to, this will also prevent the Poly-C soaking in to the wood or foam and preventing any warping from a heavy application
Q - How many bottles do I need?
A - Depends on the size of the plane and how well you load the brush up. One bottle will approximately do 6-8 coats on an Acrowot size aircraft but ultimately until the weave is filled and you have a smooth finish. We recently covered our our modelling bench in Poly-C, the bench is 1 meter x 2 meters and 1x 500ml bottle of Poly-C covered 8 full coats of the bench.
Q - How heavy do you paint it on?
A - Same as painting, lots of thin coats are far better than one or two thick coats.
Q - Do I need to seal the wood before with a sanding sealer?
A - You don't need to but it is advisable too, the latest idea is to mix a light weight Poly Filler with Poly-C to get a thin paint-able solution.
Q - Can I use it to join my wings together instead of glass resin?
A - No although Poly-C is strong its not strong enough to trust on your wings
Q - How strong is Poly-C against hanger rash?
A - It is very resistant to knocks and bumps but as will all coverings there is a limit.
Q - Can I use Poly-C without any tissue or nylon?
A - Yes you can, ensure you seal the wood first with either the Poly-C / Poly filler mix or with a sanding sealer then apply Poly-C to acquire the desired finish.
Q - Can I use Poly-C as a fuel proofer around the tank bay and engine area.
A - Yes Poly-C is glow fuel, Diesel and petrol proof.
Q - How long does it take to dry
A - In a room temperature condition 20 mins - 30 mins depends on humidity as well.
Q - Can I use it on foam
A - Yes you can
Q - Can I just use any polyurethane varnish
A - erm no we have seen the results and they were not pretty, Poly-C is the original and is often copied please dont risk your model to save a couple of pounds, in fact one recent competitor who has copied our product is actually more expensive than us. We dont have fancy bottles, labels or marketing as we aim to keep the cost down for you.
Q - Can I use it on open structures
A - Very good question, we do say that its not advisable, but there has been a few people who have with excellent results, they used balsaloc or dope to adhere the tissue or cloth to the open structure first then 1 or 2 coats of dope to shrink the material if needed then finish off with Poly-C
Q - Can I use it to seal decals and ARTF covering joints on models
A - Well this is an interesting question and we are experimenting right now.
Tips and Ideas from customers
You can mix ink jet ink with Poly-C at the final coat stage to produce a coloured coat. See pics page for examples.
You can also use powdered paints and Acrylic artists paints to achieve colour