Quick Covers

After getting the link to some Auto Car Door Panel Interior Insulation 63' Roll Mylar Back Foam Weather Barrier from Gordy, I decided to give it a try.  Normally, I use quilted fabric from Joann's and sew all my covers.  However, this stuff is a very good alternative, especially for tails, HL wings and other smaller items.

It can be sewn, but I decided to try something else.....

I took and folded over the material and laid the part on top. 

I heated up a sealing iron to full heat.  I used a tack iron, but the edge of a larger one will work fine.  You can also use a soldering iron.

I ran the iron around the part, pressing down and melting the inside foam and thus gluing the mylar together.  The mylar will not melt. 

 

Then cut I out the piece making sure not to cut too close.

I added a couple velcro tabs.  I used thin velcro, since the thick stuff is too hard to separate and peels off the foam.

That's it.  It took only a few minutes and I didn't have to get out the sewing machine.

 

I left the folded part, but it might be neater to iron around the whole part.

 

Sprite tail

Speedo wing

To press the fold, set iron on medium or work fast. 

 

    Repeat for other half.

I cut opposite tabs on each wing cover and put on a little Velcro tab.