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Photo etch gluing question
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 04:03 AM UTC
Hi guys,

I'm learning to use photo etch at the moment and I'm finding it ok as long as the two parts to be fixed have ample surface contact. But what do you do if the part has very little surface contact with the model? Like if it needs to be fitted on its edge?

I've got this tiny little part that is part of a search light assembly on a BMP and I can't get it to stick. I'm using regular super glue type stuff.

Any advice?

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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 03:48 PM UTC
Depending on the size and surface contact you can try and use Future if you have any. However, some thin viscosity CA glue will also work well- it sticks quicker than the thicker types. You might also try a speed bonder spray or fluid for CA glue- it will give an almost instant bond. PVA/White glue is also quite useful for sticking tiny etch things- it won't glue the part long term but if you use a small amount it will stick the etch part to the area you need to glue, allowing you some time to put some CA glue in place around it.