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chingdevil

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Sticking clear plasticard to white metal
« on: June 22, 2007, 04:41:53 PM »

What is the best adhesive to stick clear plasticard to white metal fittings. I am glazing the bridge of my puffer, I have tried super glue but that fogs everything as it dries. Any help much appreciated.

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Re: Sticking clear plasticard to white metal
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 04:52:40 PM »

I use contact adhesive such as EvoStick.

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Re: Sticking clear plasticard to white metal
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 05:32:42 PM »

Formula 560.

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Re: Sticking clear plasticard to white metal
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 01:56:26 AM »

Funnily enough I have just done the same job on mine, although an Irish sea Steamer still acetate sheet onto painted white metal.

I cut the sheet to sit on the flat of the internal face of the frame because if I tried to fit it into the frame itself the sheet was always flexed slightly and caught the light wrong.  So I held the acetate sheet in the right place inside and I touched the edge of the sheet with a paintbrush loaded with watered down white PVA glue.  The glue dries clear and does not mark the sheet in any way.  When this first application had dried I went over it again to ensure it was sealed around the edges completely.

I am sure if I stick my finger through it it will push out but then I think that would go for a lot of glues anyway and I have a nice flat glaze with no glue marks at all.

You can just make out the glaze in this picture.
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