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Hi everyone, . Putting a cockpit on a model, and I had to use some CA to attach a piece of PE. I used some Tamiya CA accelerator, though I have no idea if that effects fogging time. How long should I wait to seal up the canopy? Thanks, Gaz
Hi everyone, For a long time I've wondered which bond will prevent the popping of seams while we file, sand, fill, file and sand again. The only thing I've ever used that I feel hasn't failed me yet is sprue glue. My sprue glue was made with Tamiya Liquid cement and a variety of sprues. Liquid glue (both Tamiya and Contacta) has failed me at times especially along wing joints as I worked along the wing root. I've used CA for smaller parts, but never really trusted it for parts that might get some flexing action. I've also got a bottle of Micro Weld which I haven't tried
I was digging through some very old posts in the tools and tips section a modelling site(maybe this one) the other day and found a new technique for gluing photo etch metal parts to plastic, and to each other. The adhesive is actually paint. More specifically, clear acrylic lacquer, which is available in spray cans at most auto parts stores. Duplicolor and Rustoleum are two common brands. Acrylic lacquer has a polymer in it that when dry, basically leaves a coat of shinny hard plastic on what you spray it on. This polymer coating can be used as a bonding agent by itself, or melted/rea