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    Default General Cover Questions

    How am I to finish the inboard ends of the leading and trailing edge tubes on the horizontal stabilizers? Razor cut to the edge of the tube or pink the edges?

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    Default Re: General Cover Questions

    Glue it down good and razor cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBranch View Post
    Glue it down good and razor cut it.
    I think most here would agree that exposed edges should be pinked o eliminate fray ad strings or snakes in your covering that can show up later in paint stages. MK
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    Default Re: General Cover Questions

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    Here is a picture of what I did before tapes. You could pinked it, but it would be very difficult to cut straight around that tight radius as the cutting needs to be done with it tight on the frame. Gluing all around is the key to controlling the fray. The pinked tape will go on top. Never had any issues.

    Cubcrafters says pink so give that a try but it did not give me the results I wanted. The nice thing about the internet is everyone has a different answer and it makes it hard to choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBranch View Post
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    Here is a picture of what I did before tapes. You could pinked it, but it would be very difficult to cut straight around that tight radius as the cutting needs to be done with it tight on the frame. Gluing all around is the key to controlling the fray. The pinked tape will go on top. Never had any issues.

    Cubcrafters says pink so give that a try but it did not give me the results I wanted. The nice thing about the internet is everyone has a different answer and it makes it hard to choose.
    Also recognize which side is top and or bottom. Trace a line at the leading edge and measure out 1.5" draw the same line and cut on with pinking shears should give you the desired line finished. MK
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