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What was the name of the product Testors use to have that was like a stretchy material that you could stretch out and form canopies for trucks and transports? Looking for something similar to that for transport covers that you can stretch out form and then they kind of dry up firm to look real. Thanks for any help

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I believe you may be refering to Parafilm, although it does not harden. You may want to try epoxy putty for this purpose (assuming you aren't wanting something clear). Mix the putty, then work on a hard, flat surface such as a small sheet of glass. Sprinkle a small amout of talcum powder on the surface and get some on each side of the putty. Flatten it by hand to start with, then lay a strip of styrene of your desired thickness on either side of it and use a piece of pipe or large tubing as a roller, roll it to that thickness, making sure to keep flipping it over periodically to keep it from sticking. Let it firm up enough to handle, then trim it up with a sharp blade and form it over the surce you want to cover and leave it to harden completely. If you want it to stick to itself or the surrounding suface you can moisten it sparingly with water.

 

HTH,

Jim

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