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Author Topic: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate  (Read 2811 times)

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Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:21:32 PM »
Have recently started to construct cardboard models, scratchbuilt, Scalescenes and Metcalf I found it difficult to get the acetate windows to reliably stick to the cardboard so I did a bit of an experiment.    :idea:

I put PVA glue on the cardboard and using a brush, smear a little liquid poly onto the non visible parts of the acetate, best of both worlds and the two really stick to each other, no more windows coming unstuck.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 10:44:54 PM »
Can you get copydex over there Caz, it seems to stick pretty much everything I've tried it on  :D

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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 09:00:40 AM »
I use the UHU gel adhesive. It sticks the cardboard and the acetate very well. Being gel, it doesn't form the long strings. I apply the glue using a cocktail stick and it does the job very well
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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 09:22:10 AM »
Can you get copydex over there Caz, it seems to stick pretty much everything I've tried it on  :D

No, never seen it over here, although it may go by another name, what sort of glue is it?

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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 09:39:04 AM »
I use the UHU gel adhesive. It sticks the cardboard and the acetate very well. Being gel, it doesn't form the long strings. I apply the glue using a cocktail stick and it does the job very well

Thanks for that Malc, seen ordinary UHU here but not the gel sort, will have a look around to see if I can find it.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 09:54:46 AM »
I use the UHU gel adhesive. It sticks the cardboard and the acetate very well. Being gel, it doesn't form the long strings. I apply the glue using a cocktail stick and it does the job very well

Thanks for that Malc, seen ordinary UHU here but not the gel sort, will have a look around to see if I can find it.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 10:12:13 AM »
Can you get copydex over there Caz, it seems to stick pretty much everything I've tried it on  :D


No, never seen it over here, although it may go by another name, what sort of glue is it?


Hi  Caz, 

Copydex  is a latex  glue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copydex

« Last Edit: November 09, 2012, 10:13:55 AM by upnick »

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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 10:13:11 AM »
Caz,

The UHU that is being refered to (i think) and its the one I am using to glue the Scalescenes cut out window frames on to acetate , drying as I type. It is sold here as Twist & Glue its made in Germany and I get it from Carre-four and Leclerc. French supermarkets that have crept into Italy so you may also have them.
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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 01:16:45 PM »
Nice one Jerry,  :beers: we've got the Carrefour chain here, will go into Malaga and have a look see,  :thankyousign:
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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 08:23:43 AM »
If you are off to Carre four you may want to look out for these. A couple of small adjustable cramps that are ideal for holding walls etc in position while glueing them. Handy if you have some lego bricks as well  :thumbsup:
Shown next to a Euro they cost about E5 for the pair.
Only N gauge walls of course !

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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 09:05:06 AM »
Hi Caz

You might also want to try Micro Kristal Klear (if its available). It dries clear (as the name suggests) and also allows you to remove the glazing if you need to.

I'm using it to "glue" in glazing for a railcar kit.

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MI-9&Category_Code=FINPROD&Product_Count=8



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Re: Windows - no, not microsoft but acetate
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 10:22:51 AM »
You can always print the window frame on to a label then cut the openings out after you've stuck the acetate to it,this gives you a paper edge to glue to with ordinary pva.
If you want to you can print the frame in a colour of your choice first.

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