Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

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Omymyohellyes
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Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

Post by Omymyohellyes » Wed Feb 10, 2010 15:08

Nice pretty Polytone covered airplane. 1946 vintage.

A couple holes patched at last annual by old aircraft guy. Except for the use of Aeorthane on those patches. Bright shiny spots now.

I am told you can go over Polytone with Aeorthane, but not the other way around. Any way to fix this guy's mistake so I don't have shiny spots? (thankfully, primarily on the belly and hard to see unless you look for them)

OMM

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Re: Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

Post by jack duncan » Thu Feb 11, 2010 04:59

In Texas you can call "FM Enterprises' 817 279 8045 they are in Granbury Tx, located at Pecan Plantation. They are a Consolidated coatings dealer, and thats what polytone/aerothane is. it's a mom & pop operation and they are very helpfull and friendly. I've used them for years for acft covering supplys. Jack

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Re: Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Sun Feb 14, 2010 21:55

You either get to spend a lot of time or a lot of money...
Sand the Aerothane down to silver and re-shoot with PolyTone (can be done in a day if you use a DA sander with 400 wet over the open areas.) Or topcoat the whole thing with Aerothane.

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Re: Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

Post by gusc » Tue Feb 23, 2010 20:48

I used to work with Randolph nitrate and butyl dopes years ago.

My current Champ came with the Poly system and am I glad, this stuff is great.
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Re: Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

Post by jmurray » Fri Sep 03, 2010 09:58

I am in the process of deciding on colors for my 7AC project. I am using the Poly Fiber system and want as close to the original colors as I can find, i.e., yellow and orange/red. What do you recommend? I would like a glossy finish so I understand that the Aero-Thane may be better than the Poly-Tone. Is there anyone who has used this system recently? If so, I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you may have.

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Re: Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Sep 03, 2010 13:25

I have used the Aerothane and think it's a good product, the rest of their stuff I don't use. The distributor should be able to tint the enamel to any color you need.
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Re: Poly-tone vs. Aerothane

Post by jmurray » Sat Sep 04, 2010 18:37

Thanks Paul. I'll probably use that.

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