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Re: Mark....this is the 2nd time I heard of....
CANOPY GLUE is just expensive PVA glue sold as CRYTAL CLEAR and some other names! dries slowly and sets clear!
this "canopy" glue. How often have you used it And, more importantly, how did you come about using it .... who told you???
I getting ready to do a commission work on a scale oil refinery and the owner mentioned this type of glue...wasn't sure what it was (didn't tell him that). But hearing it again now....I'm curious.
Thanks for your time.
You have a few choices. CA (super glue) is probably used the most. The problem with CA is you have to be right the first time, every time, as it sets very quickly. White glue (Elmers) will also work. It doesn't hold as well as CA but gives you more time to position the part(s). There is a type of white glue called "canopy" glue that is used to glue aircraft canopys down. This is normally what I use for PE parts. When working with PE parts, I buff the brass with 360 grit sand paper or finer before I cut them off the sprue. Buff until the brass takes on a matte finish. This gives the glue more surface area to adhere to.
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