Gluing resin to a clear canopy What should I use?
Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:58 PM
Here's the question: What should I use to glue said resin to said canopy? Regular CA will craze it in a heartbeat and nothing else will work on resin, correct? Should I use no-haze CA or is there an alternative?
What says the hive mind?
Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:35 PM
It takes a little longer to set than superglue, but is much more user-friendly and cleans up easily. At first, I wondered if it would pack any real strength...then I tried to separate a couple of items I'd screwed up. They came apart easier than if I'd superglued them, and in re-usable shape, but they REALLY didn't want to!
Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:38 PM
Crazing is caused by the vapours that CA produces as it cures. They rise and collect in the confines of a closed canopy, leaving a powdery white residue that appears 'crazed'. As long as you have airflow over the curing glue, so the vapour can escape, you won't get crazing.
But yes, epoxy, or watch crystal cement, or gator glue, or a non-crazing CA will eliminate all risk. I'd avoid white glue, personally - it's far too delicate.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:01 PM
That is correct. Even crazed clear parts can be fixed by dipping it (even including the glued-on resin/PE) into Future.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:01 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:17 AM
When I'm ready to fix the canopy to the aircraft I use white glue to tack it and hold it in place so I can make adjustments (I have never had a canopy go on perfectly without any gaps to fill). Once the white glue has cured enough to where it appears translucent, then I finish with CA glue to permanently fix it to the aircraft and fill gaps. Then just mask, sand, prime and paint!
This post has been edited by shagohad: 29 July 2012 - 06:20 AM
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