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Title: Gluing windows?
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 14, 2009, 12:09:22 AM
Anyone have any suggestions for gluing glass/lexan into a scale window frame without getting smudges of glue on the "glass"?? It's driving me nuts. I'm using Testor's "Clear Parts Cement", which dries clear. That helps but you can still see bits of it near the edges of the windows.




Title: Re: Gluing windows?
Post by: MrBrownstone on October 14, 2009, 12:55:00 AM
Hey Ray,

How are you applying the glue?

Are you applying it to the glass or the window frame?

My approach would be to apply it to the window frame and then remove any eccess.. then carefully place glass in frame...

Hope that helps...

Mike


Title: Re: Gluing windows?
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 14, 2009, 01:48:48 AM
I'm applying it to the frame. Of course, it doesn't help that I have to install the glass after the building is constructed... a process that at times seems similar to building a ship in a bottle. I need to figure out a way to avoid that in the future.




Title: Re: Gluing windows?
Post by: MrBrownstone on October 14, 2009, 01:53:15 AM
Hey Ray,

Ahh... Okay... I see... Next one gets assembled when you make the frames?

Is there something you can coat or stick on the windows during construction? that can be removed later?
maybe something water based?

Mike


Title: Re: Gluing windows?
Post by: chester on October 14, 2009, 05:34:55 PM
Ray, have you ever tried canopy glue used by aviation modelers? And I just set all the glass (clear acrylic) in some 1/87 scale windows and I put the glue on after the 'glass' was in the sash so it wouldn't smush (technical term here) out when the glass was pushed into the frames. The glue wicked into the joints but is not visible.


Title: Re: Gluing windows?
Post by: MrBrownstone on October 15, 2009, 02:16:47 AM
Yeah... Ray,

After looking at the structure again.. I do see the problem...

Wish I had a viable solution to share...  Please do share your findings...

thanks

Mike