To treat the label paper, I first shot on some matte clear coat. Once installed, I tacked the edges with thin CA. Next, I coated them with Future Shine (or whatever it's being called nowadays). The stickers looked OK but I got some on the matte paint. So, I added another coat of the matte clear coat. (Remember, my finishing skills are remedial at best.)
I also made the following adjustments:
- I added a small spacer under each rail button. After the rocket sat in the water the tube was slightly warped so the rail scraped the nose cone.
- In true trash rocketry style, I reinforced the top of the tube with a wrap of black duct tape. Despite using a home made cord protector, the top of the tube has had to be repaired a couple of times.
- Finally, I installed two MDRA stickers, which will ensure the rocket flies perfectly from now on.