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newboy

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Contact Adhesive.
« on: September 22, 2011, 12:35:31 pm »

I am building a 1/16 th scale Tamar Lifeboat and am now ready to fit the 'D' section Fenders.

I am supposed to use contact adhesive but I am concerned that this will effect the paint when I apply it.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Ian
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lifejacket

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Re: Contact Adhesive.
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 01:19:39 pm »

i aint no expert but I think contact adhesive once it has gone off, becomes somewhat inert... but the paint may not stick to the surface for long... try it out on a bit of scrap first...
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Re: Contact Adhesive.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 02:57:21 pm »

Whatever else, when something is stuck to a painted surface, its the stiction between the paint and the surface that is doing the holding, not the adhesive.
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Re: Contact Adhesive.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 04:26:50 pm »

Whatever else, when something is stuck to a painted surface, its the stiction between the paint and the surface that is doing the holding, not the adhesive.

Sounds like he is sticking the D section before painting


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Spook

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Re: Contact Adhesive.
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 06:14:41 pm »

There's a bit of a discussion about this very problem towards the bottom of my Trent build thread, which may prove helpful.  :-)
 
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=29789.0

I eventually tidied up the messy bits using thick superglue.
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newboy

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Re: Contact Adhesive.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 06:53:50 pm »

Thanks for the tips guys, I think that I will try a test piece and maybe in the end will try using thick superglue if the contact adhesive is not suitable.

Will let you know how it goes.

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lifejacket

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Re: Contact Adhesive.
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 07:52:07 pm »

Whatever else, when something is stuck to a painted surface, its the stiction between the paint and the surface that is doing the holding, not the adhesive.

Nah, you don't get what I mean man... if the adhesive dries smooth, the paint will not have any surface irreguilarities to stick to..
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