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||Posted - 02/27/2019 : 01:20:27 AM
I hate cutting acetate for windows in HO and have been using Canopy Glue for the window panes for a few weeks.
But I found I could not avoid having problems with the liquid settoling with the window facing down on wax paper or up on wax paper.
Wrinkling the wax paper helped--but not much.
So I cut two pieces of 1/8 inch basswood and glued them to a piece of cardstock with a gap of a little over 1/16 inch between them.
Now I put the canopy glue in the top half of the HO window, set it in this rack and let it dry.
3 hours later I do the bottom half and let it dry.
This simple to make tool really solves the problems I was having with Canopy Glue.
You will notice the traditional red label glue and the new green label glue. Both are the same, just new labeling.
I also experimented with the Microscale and Testors products which are designed to do the same thing.
The Testors bottle was useless. The water had separated from the emulsion. When I squeezed the bottle, lots of water came out and then the emulsion came out in a lumpy, useless mess.
The MicroScale product was way too thick to be of use to me.
But the Pacer Canopy Glues work great.
It may be that I got two defective bottles of the Testors and Microscale products, but as expensive as this stuff is I did not want to buy more bottles to try.
I have also started using the canopy glue as a "fast grabbing" white glue.
It is thicker than the Elmers I usually use, but it grabs quickly and is stronger.
A valuable tool.
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||Posted - 03/01/2019 : 11:28:28 PM
Nice work'. Thanks for posting'..
||Posted - 02/27/2019 : 11:51:52 PM
||Posted - 02/27/2019 : 2:49:46 PM
why didn't i think of that?? great tip. thanks much!
||Posted - 02/27/2019 : 2:12:35 PM
Darry, thanks for the suggestion. lI'll have to try, have some windows that are ready for glazing.
||Posted - 02/27/2019 : 12:10:42 PM
Good info, Darryl. Thanks for sharing.