Tenax. How to apply?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:50 PM
I have been recently introduced to Tenax. It seems like a great idea, my question is how to apply it? I know I brush it, but does the brush have to stay in the bottle? do I throw it away cuz the glue hardens it? Cotton Swabs??
Thank you, and Take Care
Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:57 PM
I highly recommend it. It's one of the best tools I ever bough.
You can find them on Ebay too:
This post has been edited by dmk0210: 08 January 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:06 PM
Would someone post an image of the drafting pen?
Is it like the Rapidograph?
I have a set of these for inking panel lines but never thought they could be used for a hot cement containing Methylene Chloride.
I too have had issues with the Touch-n-Flow tip clogging up but that was due to my not keeping the tip in motion away from the seam so plastic chips got in. now I have two (one is a back-up).
Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:11 PM
Now I have been using the Plastistruct glue which has a brush in the lid, I use it to join fuselages, and wings, I took a second brush from an empty bottle and cut away 2/3 of the bristles and use it for small applications.
Don't worry about the glue drying on the brush, it is a chemical and will just evaporate without leaving any residue, and for this same fact, keep the lid screwed on, if you leave it off the bottle my be empty after a day of being open.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:07 PM
Hold surfaces to be bonded loosely together such that a hairline gap exists if any. Dip brush in Tenax, Touch and run brush along seam. Capillary attraction does half the work or better. Squeeze surfaces together. It's perfect if you get just a little ooze. I'll usually use clamps for surfaces like wing halves.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:08 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:07 AM
See if this pic works
it is actually called a ruling pen. it was used when hand drafting was the norm. you dip it in an inkwell(Tenax bottle) and capillary attraction draws ink/liquid cement between the nibs. you use it as you would the Touch-N-Flow applicator. Pull it across the seam/part to be glued. don't push it across.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:13 AM
See if this pic works
Yep, that's similar to what I have. I went looking for one at a small local stationary store and they had one in an old incomplete drafting set they had in a back room. Think they gave it to me for a buck or so. Had it for 15 years or more, I think. One of the best modeling tools that I ever bought.
This post has been edited by Dave Williams: 09 January 2012 - 01:14 AM
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