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Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
breda canopy; can it be saved
jamespond
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 10:03 PM UTC
i boughtan old breda 65 with a vac canopy and it has gone a nasty brown color, does anyone know of anything i can do to make it look clear again ?
alpha_tango
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Germany
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Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 10:05 PM UTC
Hi Robert

There is NO way to save it! .... make a new one or sell the kit and wait for the Special Hobby kit.

all the best

Steffen
jamespond
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:10 AM UTC
wow that was a fast response, cheers, but not the one i was hoping for. how can i make a new one though; i have no idea how to go about it.
alpha_tango
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Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:25 AM UTC
Hi Robert

E.g. you could fill the old one with putty to give it some strength and then heat some clear plastic sheet and pull it over the old part (there are a lot of "how to"s out there, be it on modelling sites or youtube et al.).

We had such a topic (yellowed vac canopies) recently and there were some nice ideas .. sadly I cannot give the link, maybe try the search function above or someone else could jump in. (Ditto for Hyperscale Plane talking, so you could search there too.)

sorry to be the messenger with the bad news, but I hope you will find a solution that helps you further!!!

all the best

Steffen