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Title: Cellulose dope
Post by: ukmike on June 15, 2012, 05:16:26 PM
Hi.

I need about 300 mls of clear non shrinking dope in order to make some sanding sealer.

Other than the obvious, model shops in particular, where might I get some from?

Don't mind having to buy a larger quantity but not prepaired to pay what seems rather high model shop prices.

I know that they only charge what their suppliers rrp is, but surely it must be possible to get it elsewhere at a more economical price.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cellulose dope
Post by: exvtop on June 15, 2012, 06:22:44 PM
Mike,
Have a look at http://www.shop4glue.com/cellulose-dopes-shrinking-non-shrinking-thinners-and-sanding-sealer-40-c.asp (http://www.shop4glue.com/cellulose-dopes-shrinking-non-shrinking-thinners-and-sanding-sealer-40-c.asp)

Don't know how prices compare and possibly postage costs may make it uneconomic.
Best time to buy is at one of the shows.

Mike (another one)
Title: Re: Cellulose dope
Post by: ukmike on June 15, 2012, 07:05:11 PM
Mike,
Have a look at http://www.shop4glue.com/cellulose-dopes-shrinking-non-shrinking-thinners-and-sanding-sealer-40-c.asp (http://www.shop4glue.com/cellulose-dopes-shrinking-non-shrinking-thinners-and-sanding-sealer-40-c.asp)

Don't know how prices compare and possibly postage costs may make it uneconomic.
Best time to buy is at one of the shows.

Mike (another one)

Thanks another Mike.

At first glance the site looks very good may well order from them.

What shows BTW ?

This Mike.
Title: Re: Cellulose dope
Post by: Arrow5 on June 15, 2012, 07:12:32 PM
Model aircraft shows, look up BMFA on the web, should be a list of airshows
Title: Re: Cellulose dope
Post by: StarLocAdhesives/FiveStar on June 16, 2012, 08:44:09 PM
We do shows for most things....just not that many this time of year!, we mainly do shows for kitcars, boats, model boats, caravans, model planes, wood work, model engineering etc , mostly over the autumn, winter and spring with only a few summer shows this year while we are setting up the new factory.

The next shows shop4glue will be at are

Weston park model show ( this weekend )
Cosford model air show 28-29 July , ( i think we are going )
Elvington model air show ( again...i think we are going )
BMFA model flying championships , August bank holliday

Midlands model engineering show , 17th-21st October
The model boat show at warwick, merridiene exhibitions, 9-11 November


Title: Re: Cellulose dope
Post by: Norseman on June 17, 2012, 02:38:50 AM
I  can vouch for Five Star being a good supplier.
The products I've had over the counter are as described and very reasonably priced.
Also you get a free chat - they never seem to be too busy to talk you through something.
So I'll be going back for more stuff soon O0

Dave