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glue

Postby billy5823 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:13 pm

how much glue did yall end up using. I am almost through with fuse, and tail feathers and have already used well over half a gallon. it doent look like i will have enough to finish the wings . am i using to much? thanks billy
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Postby DaveU » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:35 pm

I ended up using about 6 quarts of the superflite glue.  I don't know what system you are using.  With superflite, the glue is what you put the tapes on with also.

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Postby KevinC » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:07 pm

If you're asking about glue for the fabric, I'll probably end up using 4 qt.  If you're talking Hysol - a whole lot less...

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Postby billy5823 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:37 pm

yes it is superflite for fabric.forgot to mention that part. thanks for the info.  billy
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Postby scubarider » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:14 am

I used superflite also.  I had to buy more glue.  It is something you DO NOT want to short change yourself.  Plus a single coat over the enitre plane is recommended before primer.  I still have more than half a gallon left over after buying an additional gallon.  Did not want to run out.
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Postby DaveU » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:46 pm

Dennis,

Where did you see the part about a coat of glue over the entire plane before paint.  I did not see that, and did not do that.

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Postby billy5823 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:01 pm

troy told me to do that to keep the primer from blowing through. so as not to waste it .
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Postby scubarider » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:00 pm

Troy told me to do it also.  It does several things.  One, it allows you to use less primer and it actually covers better.  Also it keeps the fine particles of primer from getting to the insides of the aircraft.  It is an easier "flow" with the primer also.  
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Postby Roger » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:02 pm

I've used about 6 quarts so far and I still have 2 ailerons and 1 flap plus all tail feathers to do. I suppose it'd help if I didn't knock my glass (yes glass) jar over and break the second one and lose some glue. duh!! I swore I wouldn't do that when I started, but, oh well. Didn't actually lose very much, probably no more then a 1/4 of a cup on the two. Think I'll switch to the tin can thing. Well at least I won't ever need to seal my concrete floor of my garage.
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ace cup

Postby scubarider » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:09 pm

I just used the plastic Ace cup.  Just bought them and tossed when done.  Use them for everything including MEK.  Used a regular plastic red cup the first time with MEK... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:   Needless to say,,,,,,had a red bench.  :shock:
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extra glue

Postby KevinC » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:22 pm

I have a gallon of Superflite glue that came with my kit.  I won't be using as I am doing Stewart System.  Free - Anyone want it?

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Postby b1x4nqb » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:29 pm

Kevin,

I'd be more than happy to take it as I planned on ordering some anyway.  Let me know the cost of shipping and I'll send off the $ if it is still available.

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Superflite

Postby stede52 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:22 pm

Just an FYI, I talked to the Superflite Guru about the painting process and he unoffically confirmed that bushing a water thin coat(in one direction and  NOT A CROSS COAT) of glue over all the fabric just before you prime works good and the primer and paint will adhere just fine.  He's actually used the technique on planes in the past.
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