|Remove stickers||Repair covering||Apply decals|
When I received the SBach it was covered in stickers, the least attractive of which were the giant Slipstream logos. I decided they all had to go. To the shop!
Remove the stickers
Take a look at the plane:
With a little persuasion, they all came off:
Clean up the residue
The stickers left a lot of goo behind. I tried lots of methods to remove it, including peanut butter:
It worked quite well, but in the end I went with Goo Gone spray gel and this handy plastic blade:
Lots of covering repairs were required. To the shop!
Some problem areas were just tears. Some were covered by stickers:
Some were caused during sticker removal:
And other patches were needed where unneeded parts were removed:
I thought I'd found a reference stating that this plane was covered in Ultracote. I couldn't find a matching red so I went with what was closest. It's hardly noticeable on small repairs.
With the stickers gone and the covering cleaned up it was time to add some decals of my own. To the shop! But to the office first!
Design the decals
Back when I was building my Pulse 125 I took my first foray into custom water transfer decals and I learned a lot about what works and what doesn't - watch for a tutorial on that in the future. In the meantime, for the SBach I made my usual logo and registration letters:
I made some switch decals too: