7 Trim off all excess material just past the center line and iron down all the edges well (except for a vent for air to escape if applicable). Be sure to leave 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch (3-6 mm) overlap.
8A To shrink covering tight, lightly set the iron on the surface of the material and glide it back and forth over the entire area. To shrink over a solid surface, work toward the air escape opening and then finally seal that area last.
8B For the best and cleanest results use a Top Flite MonoKote Heat Gun to shrink covering over a solid surface, lightly press the heated covering to the model part using Top Flite's Hot Glove. Start at the tip and work toward the center where you've left an unsealed opening. If you do not use this method to lightly press MonoKote to the surface, your covering may eventually come loose and wrinkle.
9 When covering a fuselage with the stabilizer and fin attached, the fillet (right angle or rounded) should be covered first with a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch (13-19 mm) strip as shown. Then cover the stabilizer and fin. The stabilizer and fin should be covered before hinges are installed. A typical fuselage is covered in four pieces: bottom first, then the two sides, and finally the top. Overlap each piece by 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch (3-6 mm).
10 Fiberglass parts may also be covered with MonoKote. Use as much heat as possible without deforming the part. Work slowly, ironing the MonoKote down with Top Flite's Heat Sealing Tool while pulling the excess covering tight. Slowly work around the curves. Use caution: Excess heat may permanently deform some fiberglass parts.
11 Trim designs may be cut from MonoKote and ironed over MonoKote-covered surfaces. Use a low temperature (225 degrees F, 107 degrees C) to prevent air bubbles from being trapped between the layers of covering. Work slowly from the center of the stripe toward the edges to remove all trapped air. When finished, seal all edges down securely with the point of the heat sealing tool, using high heat. MonoKote Design Line Graphics and Trim Sheets may also be used to quickly create exciting, colorful trim schemes. Virtually any finish you can imagine, you'll be able to achieve. MonoKote makes it easy to dazzle other fliers with your covering abilities! To add the finishing touch to paintable surfaces, use LustreKote paint. It's designed to match MonoKote!