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How to eliminate glue dipping into clear parts ?

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How to eliminate glue dipping into clear parts ?
Posted by dukunzz on Thursday, February 12, 2004 6:03 AM
Hi everyone, I am a beginner in this hobby, Recently I put too much tamiya extra thin glue at the edge of the head lamp clear parts. Any tips to eliminate this.. since it makes the headlamp looks foggy . Thank you for the help.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:05 AM
G'day, there isn't much you can do about already hazed parts that small (if it was a windscreen you may have been able to polish it out with a polishing kit). Next time try using krystal kleer or something, they are made for this sort of stuff.
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:49 AM
hey dukunzz, next time try using some of tamiyas clear paint. just put the headlight in, and place a drop of the clear paint right over it. it will dry clear as a bell and it will lock in the clear headlamp, this also works pretty well with windows, hope this helps.

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  • From: Hertfordshire UK
Posted by bobcrozier on Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:53 AM
You could use the old standby - white PVA glue. It takes a while to set, but will dry clear and any excess will clear up with a damp cloth or brush - while its still wet at least - also it does not give off any fumes while curing which would fog the clear plastic.

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Posted by dukunzz on Thursday, February 12, 2004 8:07 AM
thanks a lot guys..:)
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 12, 2004 10:53 AM
Ummmmm be more carefull???

only joking, if the hazing is on the outside of the transperancy you can paint clear gloss over it to make it look better.
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  • From: United Kingdom
Posted by StevieG on Thursday, February 12, 2004 3:47 PM
I managed to inadvertently glue a part to the workbench using no more than clear varnish. I was so impressed with the bond strength that I decided to use this method to glue clear light lenses to my models.
It worked a treat and now I use this method all the time.

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