Covering Temperature Guide

A Chart of Approximate Required Covering Temperatures



This guide was assembled from various model aircraft covering manufacturers' charts, to act as a guide to help you select an approximate covering temperature when covering your aircraft. Temperatures are shown as [Degrees F]. When using a sealing iron sock, increase these temperatures by 10%.

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Attaching to Foam 150-175 n/a n/a 175-200 175-200 225 n/a
Attaching to Wood 250-275 220-240 215-240 190-215 220-250 225 220
Partial Shrink 220-250 240-260 230-270 200-220 240-280 225 300
Maximum Shrink 270-300 270-300 270-350 220-230 300-350 225 350



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