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Author Topic: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?  (Read 249 times)

Offline pakratt840

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After testing the fit of my 1/350 TOS shuttlebay with the LED strip and seeing that it appears that it will work, I started thinking ahead to when I attach the clear parts to the inside of the hull back there. What is the best method to secure them in place since the inside will be light blocked and painted white to reflect light. CA glue would craze the parts, but I don't think that's a concern since you kind of want them frosted some anyway. I don't think Canopy glue would bond to the painted surface. Hot glue would work, but I don't want a glob of the stuff sticking up and preventing the bay from seating properly and making the hull halves not close up. Suggestions from the experts who have crossed this bridge would be appreciated.
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Offline Stephen

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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 10:06:27 pm »
 I'm not exactly sure if I understand your question completely,  but it sounds like you were asking what type of glue you should use to secure the shuttle bay to the inside of the hull.  I have built three of these and I have never glued the shuttle bay inside. Normally it fits so tightly that when you glue the two halves of the hull together it should hold it so tightly in place that it cannot move.

Offline coreysan

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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 11:32:48 am »
I think I know what you're asking, because I'm doing the same thing.
The inside of my hull is already painted, so when I install the clear plastic
windows, I use clear glue from GOO.

Its really messy, but if I get just a super small amount on a fine point cotton stick or
something, I apply just enough around the edges. GOO adheres really well, with no
crazing. You could try a needle and just build it up along an edge, just don't use any
metal applicator because the GOO just slides along the metal and doesn't transfer.

Admittedly, GOO creates the nasty stringy junk, so I use very small amounts.

Offline karve

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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 06:06:03 am »
Hey Dan.  :)
  I use gorilla glue epoxy. It pretty much doesn't care what you do to it.... it just stocks and sticks well. I used it for just the application you're talking about.
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Offline pakratt840

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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 07:19:16 pm »
Hey Dan.  :)
  I use gorilla glue epoxy. It pretty much doesn't care what you do to it.... it just stocks and sticks well. I used it for just the application you're talking about.

Is this the stuff, Kevin?
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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 10:55:43 am »
You might try bondic.

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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 07:36:33 pm »
for my $.02, epoxy may be a bit much.  Regular white elmer's glue will dry clear, or there is something like, Micro Kristal Klear.
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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 05:24:08 am »
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Is this the stuff, Kevin?

Ya that's it .....sorry it took a while to respond.  ::)
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Re: How to secure 1/350 TOS Enterprise clear parts to a painted surface?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 09:57:14 am »
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Is this the stuff, Kevin?

Ya that's it .....sorry it took a while to respond.  ::)

No worries Kevin. Still a ways off from that stage yet. Might not even be a worry since the shuttlebay will probably keep them smashed in place anyhow. ;)
Dan

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