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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2021, 07:20:55 pm »

Normal styrene sheet glues well with the normal glues like Plastiweld, I also have some MEK for the more stubborn sheets. The plastic Graupner used was resistant to all I tried until I used the two part acrylic. Cyanoacrylate can be a hit or miss sometimes depending on the glue. There are some specially formulated for plastics but I prefer a welded joint using a solvent glue.
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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2021, 07:12:02 am »

Jim, I note where you are coming from, the SARS I am building is a hard plastic and the jet boat seems to be slightly softer although I made start on the wheelhouse and it went together pretty well with the cyano I use..
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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2021, 07:13:36 am »

A few pics
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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2021, 11:32:26 am »

Have you tried Balsa Cement? Seem to remember Gropener offerings were advised to use "UHU Hart", an expensive Balsa cement.
 ABS plastics  - Acetone based adhesives, Polystyrene and PVC - Ketone based adhesives. Nylon and Polyethylene - NAILS,RIVETS and SCREWS.

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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2021, 07:28:59 pm »

Not much progress on this one today as I have been spraying another boat, jet drives fitted and wheelhouse sprayed though..
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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2021, 06:37:40 pm »

Hull sprayed today.
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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2021, 06:39:04 pm »

Not sure why that came out upside down.
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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2021, 11:21:32 pm »

670russell down side up  :-))  [was the photographer standing on his head?.... or at least the pot plants face the sun 8) ]
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Re: Graupner jet boat
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2021, 08:25:45 pm »

Rest of the jet drives fitted now..
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