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04-12-2014 08:50 PM  5 years ago
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Ausable

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How to take care of the Canopies
I was wondering how do we take care of our canopies, can the be waxed etc.
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04-12-2014 08:52 PM  5 years ago
HeimD

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Yes, they can we waxed, but I never bother with it. Watered down Windex and a paper towel works for me.
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04-12-2014 09:00 PM  5 years ago
ZS-JAF

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I have waxed, before but it seemed like a waste. I was not able to get fine scratches out. Windex for me. Takes off the grease and bugs well.I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.
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04-12-2014 10:38 PM  5 years ago
Pascal-KC

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+1 for WindexTeam Mikado, Team Revolectrix, KBDD Team Pilot
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04-12-2014 10:40 PM  5 years ago
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Ok Windex it is.
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04-13-2014 01:55 AM  5 years ago
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If flying a nitro machine use rubbing alcohol works great on slime from nitro fuel.Synergy E7 AMA member Team Old Farts citizen 401 www.trickycopterrc.blogspot.com
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04-13-2014 02:01 AM  5 years ago
Manny1776

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Windex +1Fly High, Fly Fun, Fly Secure.........Fly 3D!!!! Bavarian Demon USA Team
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04-13-2014 02:17 AM  5 years ago
Trexwilly

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Blades and canopies get windex, or the like. I knew a guy who waxed his, but I never did it.
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04-13-2014 02:27 AM  5 years ago
Jman72

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wax does nothing for scratches,only protects the finish. If you want to take out any swirl marks (fine scratches) you need a polishing compound. They come in a variety of coarseness depending on how deep the scratches are. For a heli canopy I would recommend 3M hand glaze or Maguires fine compound (not sure of the name). Just note that polishing compound does actually remove a small amount of material which is fine for a clear coated canopy, but one painted with say Krylon will come off onto your towel.
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04-13-2014 04:24 AM  5 years ago
MobileRaptor

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I don't think there a wax made that will stand up to 30% nitro.
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04-13-2014 04:43 AM  5 years ago
Nitro Bird

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I use Lucas Slick Mist Fast&Easy Speed Wax on my canopies and blades. Just spray and wipe. Works great and leaves a good shine. Also makes cleaning bug splatter off of the blades a lot easier.
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04-14-2014 05:01 PM  5 years ago
kingmeow

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Novus #1 plastic polish for me. Also it is anti-static so keeps the dust away when it sits on the shelf.
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04-14-2014 10:42 PM  5 years ago
Trexwilly

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I know a few fellers that could use that anti dust treatment!
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04-15-2014 04:55 AM  5 years ago
Vaderluck

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I never need to wax or clean them because I crash and change them so often. They always look new to me.... just kidding...
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04-15-2014 05:34 AM  5 years ago
AWittleWabbit

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You know you're an addict when you wax your heli and not the car!
I use wax, it helps a bit with bug guts and grass stains on the blades.
Heli-itis sufferer.
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04-15-2014 12:39 PM  5 years ago
Trexwilly

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LOL I hear that!
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04-16-2014 07:22 PM  5 years ago
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i use carnauba wax on my blades and canopy it cleans and protects
the paint anything i spill on the canopy will wipe right of and leave a shine like a newly waxed bmw automobile
Insha Allah made in america
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04-17-2014 12:27 AM  5 years ago
helo_chris

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Agree with Nitro Bird, Slick Mist is excellent stuff. Have also used Eagle1 spray wax. The slick mist works a little better I think though. Makes cleanup much easier and gives a nice slick "aerodynamic" finish."There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."
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04-17-2014 10:00 PM  5 years ago
kamaroman540

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Huggies baby wipes,works great on blades and canopies,even takes the grass stains off the tail blades
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04-17-2014 10:41 PM  5 years ago
balsabasher

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And the wife says, "S*it, we seem to be going through the wipes fast. Are you starting to clean the baby?" Blades; what goes around, comes around!
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