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Author Topic: Weekend projects - Nose Plasti Dip  (Read 1865 times)
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« on: May 30, 2015, 09:38 AM »

Hi folks, greeting from Israel.

So the nose on my Widow NG was torn and beaten for a while, probably from all the nose pop-up and such. I decided my sawing skills were not up to the task of putting a new one, so I went with an option that was discussed by many before on different forums, all recommending it. Since I haven't seen anyone post a "how-to" manual, I'm showing here my process. Hope you enjoy it.

The before shot  +  The material and tools

I started applying the first layer with a brush, very runny and fluid compered to the original mix, after I thinned it with the Naphtha. This was so the fabric would be soaked with the plasti dip . After waiting 1/2 hour, I applied the second layer, which was reduced through natural vaporizing in open air.

After another half and hour I put the leftover plasti dip in a cut-out plastic dish so I can dip the nose in the now-more-concentrated material. I dipped only 1/3rd of the nose this time. After another 1/2 an hour, I dipped a final time in the almost-original consistency dip, and only the tip of the nose. The result was a fully protected nose.

Hope I helped someone, in some small way.
On another note, if there's anybody on this honorable forum from my neck of the woods, I'd be happy to get together and fly  Smiley  happy flying everyone.

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 11:13 AM »

Thank you for the pictorial showing the steps and results.

Please let us know how the new nose holds up.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 03:34 PM »

Here is a similar repair I did a couple years ago when the spine poked through the fabric of my heavily flown HQ Shadow.  I did a bit of hand sewing first & then painted thinned Plasti Dip on with a brush.  This repair has held up well but I don't fly in asphalt parking lots nearly as much as I did at that time.  The nose does have more grip now as well.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 06:48 PM »

Good job with a very neat finish!

A lot cheaper and simpler than getting the nose replaced

Kevin Sanders

Willunga, South Australia
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