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tomocj

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Glue /Varnish
« on: October 31, 2008, 02:09:21 PM »

 Two questions
                   1,   What glue would you recommend to glue plastic (toe rails) to wood  (ply deck).
                   2,   How many coats of varnish should be enough to protect hull paintwork?

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Re: Glue /Varnish
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 02:52:22 PM »

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1: dont know but would love to find out!
2: depends what you are varnishing over, is it a wood finish, has it been epoxied, or is it a painted finish? If wood, as many coats as it takes to get the finish you require - I used 7 coats on a riva. Over epoxy, probably 2 or 3 coats, over paint, probably 2 or 3 coats again.

As a general indication, its as many as required to get the finish you want.

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Re: Glue /Varnish
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 03:58:54 PM »

Two questions
                   1,   What glue would you recommend to glue plastic (toe rails) to wood  (ply deck).
               

If the wood is bare - epoxy (Araldite) , if its painted either epoxy or superglue.

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Re: Glue /Varnish
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 03:26:46 AM »

Hi, on the glue question.  The best one I have used is Stablit Express for gluing wood to plastic.  It is a 2 part adhesive and lasts 10 mins or so when made up.

I have recently glued wood toe rails and they were about 1.5 mm square on a sailing boat.

I pinned them down.  I have some fine pins, the small ones are thinner than the usual 1 inch long ones.  I drilled the holes utilising the tiny drills in the small size drill packs that are easy to get.  Drilled them in situ and when the glue was dry pulled the pin out.
A dot of paint will cover the holes.

Hull paintwork and varnish.  Sunlight is one of the main causes of deterioration and discolouring.  So a cover will help.

For decks if possible, I put thinned varnish on with a pad of cloth over my finger.  I use 25% thinners with the varnish.  One of the problems is that too many coats of un-thinned varnish looks puddley.  So use a good quality one, I use Humbrol thinners.  I don't know if it is still available.  White spirit is not always a successful thinner especially with Humbrol paints.
good luck, Roy
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Re: Glue /Varnish
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 10:02:49 AM »

On a recent visit to Deluxe Materials (the Roket glue people) I was shown their Fusion product which is very similar to Stabilit Express and claimed to have a longer shelf life.
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Re: Glue /Varnish
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 06:17:43 PM »

SUPER-CRYLIC  as Colin s

http://www.deluxematerials.co.uk/system/index.html

this is what they say about it

SUPER-CRYLIC
..Adhesive for models where high impact plastics
need to be bonded to wood, metal, GRP etc.
Will even bond oily surfaces.
If it can't be glued with Super-Crylic,
it probably can't be glued!.


there products are usuly very good
Proteus

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Re: Glue /Varnish
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 09:58:33 AM »

Hi all
Somebody brought a glue subject up a little time ago.

They gave a link to a  X, Y,  ( if you know what I mean) chart anybody remember where it was ????

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Re: Glue /Varnish
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Re: Glue /Varnish
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008, 10:08:54 AM »

cheers mate things might just stick to each other now

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