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Offline tmark

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Cardboard Prep
« on: June 25, 2020, 02:02:55 AM »
This may be weird but does anyone prep their cardboard prior to using it? i.e.: cutting, gluing, etc.. Just the other day I noticed the corners of some of my 1mm sheets were becoming frayed. You know corner layers coming apart. So I just took some white glue and spread some between the layers and on the top faces and all was solid again. Does anyone else do something like this?  Just wondering, Mark

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Re: Cardboard Prep
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 08:57:14 AM »
I have found when scratch building, that, if I am cutting a narrow piece for whatever reason, the card can start to separate. Once in place, I put extra glue on the frayed area, but must admit, I never thought of putting glue on the frayed bit before using it for the scratch build.  :hmmm:
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Re: Cardboard Prep
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 09:38:38 AM »
Yes.
I agree. Thin strips can fray, and curl, but then I rarely use card except for inner walls and for strengthening.
I guess it also depends on the type of card.
Never thought of using glue to seal edges.
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Re: Cardboard Prep
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 03:09:32 PM »
I one of my very old model railway books by Edward Beal he recommended building with card pre strengthened by applying Shellac varnish, and  back in the 1970's I tried this, building a lowmac wagon using just this technique and I think it is still up in the loft somewhere 40+ years on!
It is still available here is a description....

Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes (pictured) and dissolved in alcohol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish. Shellac functions as a tough natural primer, sanding sealant, tannin-blocker, odour-blocker, stain, and high-gloss varnish. Shellac was once used in electrical applications as it possesses good insulation qualities and it seals out moisture.

hope this helps

Alex

 

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