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Posted By: Ken Spear
Posted On: Thursday July 23, 2020 at 10:42 AM
 
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Since this is closer to photo-etched trim rather than a wire metal strip, I
would try Elmer or Lepages white glue. It is water based and will not damage the paint surface if you mess up.You can buy a generic brand at the dollar store which is just as good. It can be washed clean with a couple of drops of water on a small cloth if needed. I would apply the glue directly to the strip with a toothpick, pin or small sewing needle.Not too much as it can carry out onto the paint when pressure is applied. Let it get a little tacky (less than a minute) before smoothing it in place with a clean toothpick. I would not use cotton swabs as mentioned above as it will stick to the glue and leave fibres. You may have to smooth it down a couple of times before it sticks but be patient.This glue should hold it. I use it to attach metal parts on Brooklin models and once dried (overnight is best) it won't let go. Warm water will break the bond. Good luck. If it doesn't want to hold, try an small alligator clip to keep it in place until the glue sets.

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Attaching metal trim by Michael Garrett #28467
You are right to worry about this. There are a lot of wrong ways and few by Don Anderson #28467.1
I have had good luck using some clear nail polish under the piece by John Quilter #28467.1.1
Since this is closer to photo-etched trim rather than a wire metal strip, I by Ken Spear #28467.1.2
Are you attempting to attach photo etched trim or cast metal trim? by David Crowe #28467.2
Glue by Michael Garrett #28467.2.1
I see what you mean. by David Crowe #28467.2.1.1
Hobby stores sell canopy glue for airplane modellers. That's another option. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28467.2.1.1.1
I resized for easier viewing. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28467.2.1.2
How did I do that? by John Kuvakas #28467.2.1.2.1
Thanks! (EOM) by Michael Garrett #28467.2.1.2.2
I've used Gator's Grip quite sucessfully a few times. by Graeme Ogg #28467.2.1.2.2.1
Thanks by Michael Garrett #28467.3
I've used Future Floor Wax with excellent results on P.E. parts on models. It's water soluble too. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #28467.3.1




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