I have been using for the last 10 year that vinyl covering technique, had have been really happy about it. Friends have pass it on me, I will do the same.
I was just sick of having bubbles under my shrink material, probably I was not good at it as I have seen some other planes without them.
Any way, I was in need to find a quicker, easier and more reliable technique : The vinyl technique was waiting for me.
First, the material is from the brand ORACAL probably some other companies are manufacturing similar one but I have always used this brand, it work well is durable so why changing!
Ref Is Oracal 651, you can also find 641 that is a bit thicker but fine to. Speaking of weight this is probably heavier than shrink material but we are not building TD plane so it doesn't matter. I will need one day to weight the material to have exact number, (one day.....)
All you need is on this picture, basic stuff. Air dryer and iron are here just for the tips, the great news is you don't need them anywhere else!
NEVER use heat gun, hair dryer is already too powerful for what we are looking.
The key in this technique is to apply the material that already has glue on his back. easy if you are doing it on the right way, messy other wise.
I had done tonight the two upper part of the wings of my resurrected ASW22 5m, it took me 1h30mn including setting it up and cleaning. The remaining work on lower surfaces will not take more than one hour.
I have to edit some pictures and video and will post them then, Just a view of the finished work