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Gluing tissue to various surfaces...

#1
I'm building my 3rd model with tissue covering.
The first two tissue models were mostly balsa, with some small areas of ply or bamboo. So all wood, and I glued the tissue down with a glue stick and elmers, which worked great.

My current model's leading edge is a 2mm carbon rod.. non porous, and only a small area to stick to.
I'm thinking that elmers is not going to work here.... what glue should be used in this situation please ?
 
#2
My current model's leading edge is a 2mm carbon rod.. non porous, and only a small area to stick to.
I'm thinking that elmers is not going to work here.... what glue should be used in this situation please ?
Try Eze Dope. Thin it like you would with Elmer's. I have found it is very hard to remove after it has dried. I don't care for it as a dope substitute for tissue finishing but it is a very good tissue glue.
 
#4
@TooJung2Die Thanks, good suggestion. That worked out great.

I have also found eze-dope hard to remove when dry..... especially from my brushes ;)
I also find the final look of eze-dope, not very good... its very patchy looking...
but it works well enough as a dope, and I can use it indoors is the biggest feature for me.
 

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TooJung2Die

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#5
Glad the Eze Dope worked for you. It takes a strong solvent to dissolve it after it has hardened. Maybe acetone? I don't know. That's why I haven't used it in an airbrush. I had the same results as you when using it as a final tissue finish. I had high hopes because I wanted something to use indoors. Now I go outside and use clear aerosol lacquer. It works better than dope but still can't be used around the wife. 😟