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Glue for windows?
« on: September 03, 2019, 03:32:57 PM »

Hi guys :)
what glue is best to use for clear acrylic (for my wheelhouse windows etc) i need to bond them to wooden frame but not sure which glue is best as i dont want to to mess up the windows getting glue all over them!
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Re: Glue for windows?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 04:10:40 PM »

Following a recommendation from a well-known lifeboat modeller, I've recently started to use double-sided tape - specifically the type sold as Stix2Anything. It does!

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Re: Glue for windows?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 04:39:07 PM »

oohh never though of that :)
Cheers will take a look!

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Re: Glue for windows?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 09:42:04 PM »

Canopy Glue is what everyone uses but also ordinary PVA will do the job as well




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Re: Glue for windows?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 09:51:27 PM »

Hi Johnsons Clear a Acrylic floor polish is good to a bottle is a few pounds and will out last you even cover scratches and makes plastic, acrylic windows look more like Glass.
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Re: Glue for windows?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 10:06:56 PM »

Canopy Glue is what everyone uses but also ordinary PVA will do the job as well




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....but the long-term waterproof or moisture-proof is still in question sometimes if it's going to be wetted often or for long.

...you can also use clear varnish if the part suits.  There's lots of ways depending how you're doing it and if you're detailing inside and out etc.
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Re: Glue for windows?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 10:25:01 PM »

As long as you use the Waterproof PVA it will be ok in water




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Re: Glue for windows?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 04:24:03 AM »

a few options it seems :)
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