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Question Ideas to cover metal structure of motion rig

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Ian Pace, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Ian Pace

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    Was wondering what materials/ideas you guys used to cover up all the metal structure and make it look nice in a house and also more realistic, ideally whilst also keeping it as light as possible.

    Would love to see any picture and/or details :)
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    How did you cover the timber? Did the wrap adhere to the timber or was it spray painted beforehand?

    I would like to close the metal and make it look like a retail build, if you know what i mean. This will also allow me to hide all the electroinics and cabling inside the structure itself.

    Kind of the below but in lighter materials
    [​IMG]
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    Wrap adheres when heated with a heat gun.
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    Yes i have wrapped bikes in the past, but always assumed you have to have a polished surface. Never assumed that you can wrap bare wood.