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frank123
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Posted - 03/16/2008 :  09:55:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gallery Glass (and other liquid glass products) can be rather difficult to apply on windows with large spaces between the mullions. I was working on a C&O standard station kit the other day, and the kit instructions said that you needed to apply clear styrene to the back of the bay windows and leave a small "flange" that would be used for holding the casting in the window opening. I decided to attach the styrene to the back of the window with Gallery Glass. After that was thoroughly cured, I filled the spaces between the mullions on the front side, with 2 thin layers of GG. When this had fully cured and the GG had returned to clear, I started to cut back the styrene to make the small flanges, and here is where the "accident" took place - at the first flexing of the styrene, it "popped off" the back of the window leaving the GG fully intact on the front of the window! I repeated this on the other 2 bay windows and cemented them into the openings. This is a great way to use GG, since it doesn't require special handling while the "film" is curing - just leave the windows on a flat surface and pour in thin layers!

Frank

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Jerry M
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Posted - 03/16/2008 :  11:53:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds worth a try Frank, thanks for the tip.


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George D
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Posted - 03/16/2008 :  12:13:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank. I'm going to try that.

George



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TrainClown
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Posted - 03/16/2008 :  1:29:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Frank, and welcome to the forum. Interesting results. Sometimes accidents can be a blessing in disguise and lead to new revelations. You had some most interesting results. I hope you are able to take a photo and post it on the forum so we can see the results.

I don't have any GG, but I'm wondering if your technique would work with white glue.

Christopher


Clowning around with trains.


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northern6400
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Posted - 03/16/2008 :  1:47:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Frakn
I have never worked with galley glass so it would be great to see pictures.


Chuck Faist
Burlington, Ontario
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