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Title: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: George770 on September 29, 2017, 02:27:31 PM
Hey guys, thought you'd be interested in a silkspan alternative we have always used with dope.  The discussion and manufacturers are on the Stunthanger site.  There are two links that are appropriate for this subject for those that still use dope and tissue like I do.


1) https://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/world-shortage-of-silkspan-ended-frank-d-nominated-for-'hero-of-the-reich'/

2) https://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/butt-tissue-paper-question/

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: faif2d on December 09, 2017, 09:38:18 PM
I purchased some and although I have only covered dry the fuselage looks just fine.  When I get the wing completed I will try covering it wet.  You sure can not beat the price!


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: Konrad on December 09, 2017, 10:19:43 PM
Not sure if this is the same K&S stuff we grew up with. But it looks like silkspan is available again from normal hobby retailers.
http://brodak.com/silkspan-medium-white-only-2-sheets.html
http://www.sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmart.exe/IndexText/FSIGST001.html?E+Sig


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: faif2d on December 10, 2017, 09:56:53 AM
Yes the material is still available but the BIG difference is cost.  I got, from Amazon, 1 box of McKesson #18-1004 that had 12 rolls each with 21" x 25' of the paper for $26.  It does seem to work well dry and takes dope like I remember.  I wish I was near some other modelers as one roll would be a lifetime supply!


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: George770 on December 10, 2017, 10:37:59 AM
Here's a thread on Stunthanger with photos of wings covered in the Dr. Paper:

https://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/butt-tissue-paper-question/msg497948/#msg497948


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: Mustangjbb on January 19, 2018, 11:47:50 PM
Yes the material is still available but the BIG difference is cost.  I got, from Amazon, 1 box of McKesson #18-1004 that had 12 rolls each with 21" x 25' of the paper for $26.  It does seem to work well dry and takes dope like I remember.  I wish I was near some other modelers as one roll would be a lifetime supply!
Where are you in Texas? I travel alot and would love to buy a roll off of you if I pass your wau.

James B


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: faif2d on January 20, 2018, 10:11:56 AM
I am way up in the wilds of NE texas.  I could meet you in Sherman as I go there to shop at Sam's Club sometimes.  Just pay me some gas money, if that works.  Pm me for a phone number.


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: DWCollins on January 20, 2018, 12:32:41 PM
I have been using Easybuilt silkspan not exactly the same but close enough. Works great wet or dry.


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: Mustangjbb on January 23, 2018, 12:06:48 PM
I am way up in the wilds of NE texas.  I could meet you in Sherman as I go there to shop at Sam's Club sometimes.  Just pay me some gas money, if that works.  Pm me for a phone number.
...and that is the one part of Texas I don't get to.  I travel all along I-10 and other parts of West Texas.  Dang! 


Title: Re: Silkspan Alternative
Post by: CTRC on January 07, 2019, 01:59:54 PM
I was looking for Silkspan and found this.  I bought several of types.  I also bought some Koverall.


https://sigmfg.com/collections/covering-paints-and-dopes/products/sig-silkspan-tissue

CT