Liquid Sheeting Manual

 

Please view the tutorial video by clicking here.

 

Caution: Liquid Sheeting is meant to be used with virgin white Styrofoam surface prepared are outlined below. If you want to use it on any other type of foam or over painted foam surfaces, balsa, etc. please experiment on a scrap piece first

 

Surface Preparation:
1.
Lightly sand the foam surface with 220 grit sand paper to remove minor surface imperfections.


 

 2. Mix Lightweight Spackle and Durham's Water Putty in a 1:1 ratio and dilute with a small amount of water until it flows like paint. Lightweight Spackle and Durham's Water Putty is available at most local hardware stores. More information on the water putty is available at http://www.waterputty.com/
 

 
 

3. Brush a liberal coat of the diluted mixture all over the foam surface making sure that the whole surface is covered and all holes are filled. Allow to dry completely for 24 hours.
 

 
 

4. Sand the surface with 330 grit sandpaper. DO NOT EXPOSE THE WHITE FOAM. 

Follow with 400 grit sandpaper for a smooth finish. Vacuum.

Spot spackle if necessary for areas that were missed.

It is important that no foam is exposed and come in contact with Liquid Sheet applied in the next step.
 

 


 

 Apply Liquid Sheet as described below.


Liquid Sheeting
If this is the first time you are using Liquid Sheeting, it is highly recommended that you practice with scrap foam before using it on a model. The information provided here is based on data we consider to be accurate. No warranty expressed or implied is made. By using this product, user agrees to assume all responsibility and waive all claims against Wowplanes Inc.


 

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Working Conditions:

  • Use in a dust free & ventilated area.

  • Wear gloves & glasses.

  • Surfaces to be covered must be dust free and uncontaminated.

  • Stir sticks and mixing vessels must be clean and uncontaminated.

  • Do not reuse stir sticks, mixing vessels, or brushes between applications.

  • Temperature should be between 70 & 80 degrees F.

Application:

  • Stir PART A completely before mixing with PART B.

  • Mix 5 parts by volume of PART A with 1 part by volume of PART B in a glass container.

  • Stir gently until mixture is one color, specially around the edges.

  • Working time is approx 15 minutes, so mix only that which you can use in 10 minutes.

  • Pour the mixture over the surface to be covered.

  • Spread the mixture quickly with a clean foam brush. Use as few brush strokes as you can.

  • Apply a thick enough coat for the liquid to flow, but not too thick for it to run or drip. Practice with scrap foam first.

  • Avoid going over areas already covered. Minor brush marks will disappear in a few minutes.

  • Leave undisturbed for 24 hours.

Painting:

  • Liquid Sheeting may be painted with most common paints, although we advise using foam safe or water based paints.

  • Test on scrap foam to ensure that the paint you are using does not attack Liquid Sheeting.

  • Lightly rub the surface with steel wool or use a light coat of primer paint for better paint adhesion.


Shown below are examples of models finished with Liquid Sheet.

 


Liquid Sheet over foam & Krylon Metallic Silver paint


Liquid Sheet & Krylon Flat Camo Paint

PRECAUTIONS:

  • May cause eye and skin irritation.

  • If contact with eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes. Wash skin with soap and water.

  • If irritation persists seek medical attention.

  • Always wear safety glasses, gloves and a breathing mask.

  • For best results, use within 3 months of purchase.

  • Read to MSDS before use