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Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:21:52 PM »


Were can i buy sandy sealer please do you spray or paint please
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Re: were can i get it
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 08:23:32 PM »


You can use watered down  PVA  glue if your stuck.


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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 08:29:58 PM »

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Re: were can i get it
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 09:29:34 PM »

HS93 gave me some that went on a treat and dried quickly. Then I bought some and it seemed much thicker and I didn't think it as good as Peter's ... Perhaps I should have thinned it a little?

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Re: were can i get it
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 09:34:26 PM »

Inwood Models in Huntingdon stock sanding sealer and Halfords do cellulose thinners. Not too far from Ely.  :-))
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Re: were can i get it
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 02:41:49 PM »

just got both today  please what do i thin it to and best way to put it on
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Re: were can i get it
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 05:25:36 PM »

For a first coat I'd go 50:50 so that it will readily penetrate the wood. Further coats can go on neat as long as it brushes easily.
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 08:56:25 PM »

is this what you need to use to seal balsa wood?
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 09:01:42 PM »


Yep.   O0
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 09:06:42 PM »

Thanks martin :-))
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 05:53:05 AM »

Spike, does the bike/toy place in ely not hold sanding sealer. Thats where i go for my styrene sheet etc. Closest to me.
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2014, 06:18:36 AM »

Cornwall model boats sell it as well
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2014, 06:41:25 AM »

www.alwayshobbies.com - via the net - speedy service and a mass of materials to choose from. The last batch I got was from 'The Range' though I couldn't see it last time I was there (and don't ask the assistant, I just got a blank look).
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2014, 08:35:22 AM »

Instead of paying three or four quid for a small can of Brand X cellulose thinners, visit your nearest car body paint supply shop (e.g. Brown Bros) and buy a 5-litre can of standard thinners. It's the same stuff for less than a tenth of the price. Handy for cleaning up and de-greasing most things except plastics - which it eats happily!
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Re: Sanding sealer, were can I get it
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2014, 09:35:51 AM »

Some years ago, I was led to believe, by a very reliable source, that 'Sanding Sealer' was simply a mixture of model aircraft dope and talcum powder. However, I never found out what proportions to mix.
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2014, 10:51:01 AM »

I also recall (30 years back!) a sanding sealer that was light grey in colour. I've never seen it since but it did an excellent job of concealing/sealing grain. Anybody remember it?

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2014, 11:21:41 AM »

Some years ago, I was led to believe, by a very reliable source, that 'Sanding Sealer' was simply a mixture of model aircraft dope and talcum powder. However, I never found out what proportions to mix.
That is what I always used. Just pour some dope into a jar & add the cheapest talc you can find. I can't remember how much talc I used but it should turn a pale grey colour. If using it on Balsa I always overlaid tissue then doped through that, massive increase in strength for minimal weight increase. The SS over that.
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