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GLASS MAKING
Posted by ambman on Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:47 AM

I learned from stripping diecasts that many times you cant put the glass back.I tried using  packaging  from commercial products ex soap ,toys, hard to keep in place with glue .What works best is clear sticker paper.Its just thick enough,and easy to cut.Just use gloves very attracted to dirt.

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Posted by bugs-one on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:35 PM
How exactly would you use the sticker plastic?
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Posted by ambman on Monday, March 20, 2017 7:49 PM

THE SHEETS COME LIKE COPY PAPER SAME SIZE.JUST PEAL A SIZE A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN YOU MIGHT NEED ,THEN START CUTTING A LITTLE UNTIL IT FITS.EBAY HAS SHEETS FOR ABOUT 50 CENTS TO 1 DOLLAR EACH.YOU CAN ALSO  USE THIS AS DECAL PAPER .JUST PUT IN COPY MACHINE THEN CUT OUT.FROM BUBBLE GUM LIGHTS TO AMBULANCE TUNNEL LIGHTS TO DECAL LINES I HAVE USED ALL  OF THES E FOR A LONG TIME AND IT ALL WORKS VERY GOOD ,THATS WHY I PUT UP THESE ITEMS.SOME A LITTLE UNORTHODOX BUT THEY WORK.

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:37 AM

I have customized sevaral 1/24 diecast cars after dis-assembly and never had a problem with the glass replacement.

I always tape the glass in place and then use 2-part 5 minute epoxy - Works like a charm and stays in place permanently.

I use the same technique on all my builds whether diecast, plastic, ot resin.

I hope this helps Thumbs Up.

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  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:59 PM

Doesn't the exposed, sticky-side of the sheet, (now model car window), continue to attract dust and dirt particles even after installation?  How can that be avoided? 

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

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Posted by ambman on Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:04 PM

Probably putting sticky side inside.

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  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Even being positioned as sticky-side-in, dust is gonna find it and find a new resting place!

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

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  • From: usa
Posted by johndeere_man2206 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:26 PM
thanks for the tip
david nicely

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