Clear Shrinking Dope


HMG Clear Shrinking Dope is a traditional nitrocellulose (nitrate) dope for application to fabric, paper and other coverings used in the modelling field. It tightens model fabrics to provide a seal against weather and water. HMG Clear Dope is also useful in a range of other craft applications where its unique taughtening properties are used. ( ie. Dried flower work and gut tension reviver.)

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Data Sheets

Technical Properties


12 square metres per litre


-4 °C


Store between 5°C - 25°C. When not in use, cans must be kept sealed

Shelf Life

12 months from delivery date in original sealed containers

Maximum VOC Content

0.8 Kg/l


Not Applicable

Colour Range



Ensure surfaces to be coated are dry and must be cleaned using the appropriate HMG product to remove all traces of contaminants. HMG produce a full range of cleaners, silicone removers, degreasers and preparatory cleaners suitable for the cleaning process. Please refer to our website for Knowledge Base article Prep-Cleaning Techniques (KNB0009) and Preparatory Cleaners from the Product Guide.

Surface Preparation

Please refer to Knowledge Base for details on Surface Preparation.

Health & Safety

  • Refer to SDS and tin label prior to use.
  • Suitable respiratory equipment should be worn when spraying.


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