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I have some photo etch in the build I am about to do and have never used this before. What is the best way to glue this? Will Tamiya Extra thin work or should I be using Super Glue?

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I hate PE in models although in some instances I can see the need for it. The trouble is now it gets included even though the parts could be moulded in as part of the kit and produced in plastic.
Regards glue I use Zap-A-Gap, comes I believe in three formulas, although I use Medium (green label) or Thin (red label). I use the medium mainly as it remains pliable a little longer than the Thin.
Far superior to say Locktite.
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Regards glue I use Zap-A-Gap, comes I believe in three formulas, although I use Medium (green label) or Thin (red label). I use the medium mainly as it remains pliable a little longer than the Thin.
Far superior to say Locktite.


I will have a look on E-Models and see if I can get some Zap-A-Gap, thanks for the reply


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Originally Posted by HRoberts01
I have some photo etch in the build I am about to do and have never used this before.
What is the best way to glue this? Will Tamiya Extra thin work or should I be using Super Glue?

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Hi Robert

I assume that the PE is just tosit on the plastic and then to be glued to it.

First you need a small diamond file to file carefully all the burrs which however careful you are in snipping from
the fret exist. Then sand the back to remove the surface and provide an abraded surface to receive the glue.
https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/diamond-file-for-photo-etched-parts-tamiya-74066.html

Next place the PE on to the plastic in position. Various ways of keeping it there. Stickies.
https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/2pk-photo-etch-placer-pick-up-pencil.html
https://www.scalemodellingnow.com/hntools-albionalloys-flexifilesticky
Sticky stick have two types one stickier !

Tried most. You need a super thin glue as you do not want build up around the PE also a quick set C/A.
Rocket Hot is almost perfect.

Nectis to apply. I use a Tatto Needle. 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tattoo+needle.
I have found through using a number of sizes a 3R is the best. The end has a fork in it.

I use these to contain a small amount of C/A. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ITATOO-TATTOO-Assorted-Disposable-Plastic/dp/B01EW7ED2W/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1504256801&sr=8-1&keywords=Plastic+Tattoo+Pigment+Ink+Cups

The 8mm is the best. Cup holder. Use so that cup is near horizontal. Alternative a piece of Blue tack.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/MagiDeal-Plastic-Tattoo-Pigment-Supplies/dp/B01GP8VZCM/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1504256946&sr=1-1&keywords=Plastic+Tattoo+Pigment+Ink+Cups+holder.

All of that seems complicated but is is easy and costs peanuts on Amazon. If you are serious about PE, it costs a lot, makes the model more 3d,
but has to look good. Patience is required carry out the work slowly and methodically and the results will show.

Now sticking the PE.
Small amount of PE decanted into a near horizontal cup.
Lay the tattoo needle in the C/A drag away to make sure there is no ecess C/A. Glue needs to cover 5mm of the end of the needle.
Lay the needle on a corner of the PE and drag to the other corner.
Your path will only show the smallest amount of C/A the majority will have wicked under the PE.
Complete all sides. The C/a goes off within a couple of secs.

Finish. Wipe the needle end. Burn off with with a butane cigerette lighter. needle right on the bottom of the flame to avoid soot.

That is it Robert. Sounds a lot but it is easy and gets, with a little experiences, a perfect job.

Any queries just ring the bell.

Laurie

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Thanks Laurie,

Great comprehensive reply and plenty to look into and [eek]research. The model I am going to start working on has a small amount of PE supplied with it and I do have some Zap a Gap Medium which I think I will try and use this time. Am definitely going to look at the tools/products you suggested for future use though

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Hi Hugh (got it)[biggrin]

One item I forgot. That is for best results and to accelerate C/A prime on piece to be glued. In most circumnstances
that would be the plastic the C/A for the PE.

The accelerator I use is Powerdrop Conditioning Pen.by Cyberbond Uk Ltd. It is a small tube. Uner the cap is a felt tip
used to rub on the accelerator. Had mine 10 years and still going strong after using a lot of PE.

Laurie

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Hi Hugh (got it)[biggrin]

One item I forgot. That is for best results and to accelerate C/A prime on piece to be glued. In most circumnstances
that would be the plastic the C/A for the PE.

The accelerator I use is Powerdrop Conditioning Pen.by Cyberbond Uk Ltd. It is a small tube. Uner the cap is a felt tip
used to rub on the accelerator. Had mine 10 years and still going strong after using a lot of PE.

Laurie


OMG Laurie - stop adding to my shopping list! [wink]

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