This is just a quick tutorial on applying laminate film to your planes. It is a cheap way to weather-proof them and is extremely strong. For this tutorial I will be using 5mm laminate film from Canuck Engineering.
First, plug in your iron and set it to "press". We don't want to overheat the film, but it needs to be hot enough to shrink it. I set my old iron to between 2 and 3.
Most of the time you will be applying it to EPO or EPP. I learned on foamboard it doesn't work very well:
So it's pretty simple: cut out a size that will fit over whatever you are covering, it won't shrink very much, so as long as you can dry fit it, it should be ok.
And iron it on! It's that simple. If you have any creases, you can pop them with a needle, or just iron them out. DON'T OVERHEAT THE FOAM! It WILL melt if you aren't careful. You can tell it's melting when the foam beads start to separate.
And you're done!