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Recommendation for Fast drying CA
Topic Started: Oct 3 2017, 06:09 AM (50 Views)
Mark M
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Hawk T1
guys im after a very fast drying CA for 'rigging' etc any surgestions
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Cimmerian
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Lt. Ken 'Albatros' Jeffrey
I always do rigging with CA on one part and accelerator on the other. Works a treat.
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Simon G
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heavy weatherer
CA comes in four grades, thin, medium, thick and gel. The thinner it is the quicker it goes off. I use 'Rocket' brand for the thin with the fine line applicator tube straight from the bottle. I get cheap EBay medium grade as most of that I use for making up filler with talc. Trouble for rigging is that the thin is too thin to let you put a 'bead' on the surface to attach it to. I use thin elastic thread with grips very quickly to minute amounts of medium CA. You can always use accelerator which sets off any grade of CA almost instantaneously but for rigging you tend to need three hands to use it and it can turn residual CA a white colour.
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Cimmerian
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Lt. Ken 'Albatros' Jeffrey
I'm missing two fingers, so I manage on 1 and a half hands. :grin:
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Simon G
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Trouble is I stretch the elastic as part of the gluing process so can't predict the point of contact and pre-apply activator. One hand holding the model, one pulling the elastic into position, I have been known to try applying activator with a brush held in my teeth but with limited success!
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Olde Farte
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
I always fixed one end of the stretchy aerial to find the best location for the other end then a drop of accelerator on the end before just touching pre-placed CA.
Edited by Olde Farte, Oct 3 2017, 12:08 PM.
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Cimmerian
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Lt. Ken 'Albatros' Jeffrey
Simon G
Oct 3 2017, 08:33 AM
Trouble is I stretch the elastic as part of the gluing process so can't predict the point of contact and pre-apply activator. One hand holding the model, one pulling the elastic into position, I have been known to try applying activator with a brush held in my teeth but with limited success!
I always put the CA on the model, put accelerator onto the elastic. I did find I used to cut the elastic too short which put too much pressure on it, got a lot better at it recently...never have tried the teeth method though. :grin:
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Mark M
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Hawk T1
cheers guys
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