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malcf

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Bonding etched brass to styrene
« on: January 19, 2014, 09:02:08 PM »

I have just bought some etched brass outer window frames for my HMS Dragon type 45 build and i am pondering on what to use for fixing it, these frames are only about 1.5 mm wide and about 20 x 12mm rectangles with radius corners 0.8 thick, they need to be fixed in place before the lexan windows are fitted on the inside of the styrene sheet ,the frames internal size is the same as the openings in the styrene bridge will post some pics tomorrow when i have charged up the camera  >>:-(


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Re: Bonding etched brass to styrene
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 10:45:21 PM »

I would use a good cyano.

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Re: Bonding etched brass to styrene
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 11:00:04 PM »

I'd use a gel cyanoacrylate. I've used it for PE on scale models. The gel gives you a little bit of leeway to position it a little rather than the instant grab of superglue. Krazy Glue is one brand name. Most online model retailers have it and you will find it on "evilbay".
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Re: Bonding etched brass to styrene
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 11:15:35 PM »

Yep! cyano for me too, I use these all the time....
 http://www.shop4glue.com/glue-applicator-nozzles-ultra-fine-nano-micro-tips-for-glue-adhesives-resin-application-extra-long-751-p.asp
Fantastic for those tiny gluing jobs :-))
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Re: Bonding etched brass to styrene
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 03:12:36 AM »

Cyano works great Just roughen the plastic slightly before application to provide some tooth for the cyano to grab too.

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Re: Bonding etched brass to styrene
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 07:08:36 AM »

 :-))Thanks for the help guys the applicators make all the difference as i didnt want a big splodge of cyano around the flanges. O0
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Re: Bonding etched brass to styrene
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 11:09:43 AM »

:-) )Thanks for the help guys the applicators make all the difference as i didnt want a big splodge of cyano around the flanges. O0

  You can make your own applicator you know, no matter what the Cyano comes in. If its a small piece use a pin dipped in Cyano to apply.


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Re: Bonding etched brass to styrene
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 06:22:37 PM »

Here are the pics, a bit late  :}
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