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Where can I find Blu-Tac?
madwolf
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 03:03 AM UTC
In the US?
Thanks.
RichardM
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 03:11 AM UTC
You should be able to find it almost everywhere: DIY store, Art/Craft stores, Dollar store, Wal-Mart and other big surface stores (Art or School supply section), Bookstore (if they have an office/school supply section)...

Erik67
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 03:11 AM UTC
I guess you will find it at a book or paper store. At least that is where I get it in Norway.

Erik
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:54 AM UTC

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I guess you will find it at a book or paper store. At least that is where I get it in Norway.



... and also in France!

Blu-Tac should belong in every modeler's tool box! It's amazing what you can do with it!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 05:14 PM UTC
Stationery shops should sell them. As already mentioned by others...you should be able to find it anywhere. Supermarkets should also have them.

They are very very useful. The used ones just end up as a mask during my painting phase since they stick pretty well.
DieselRocket
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 05:59 PM UTC
Hobby Lobby carries a similar product that sells for a dollar something - though instead of blue, it is yellow. I can't think of the name off hand, but I saw it on an end cap at the checkout line... hope that is somewhat helpful...

markm
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 07:46 PM UTC
I get it at a dollar store. It is yellow, but does the same thing. You get 4-5 good sized pieces for a buck.
madwolf
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:05 PM UTC
Great. Thanks a lot for all the help, guys. I just wanted to figure out what the local brand names are since I haven't actually seen a product called Blu-Tac in the stores. I'll check Michael's/Dollar Tree tomorrow for the yellow stuff.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 12:10 AM UTC
I've got yellow, I've got white, but I've never found the blue. :-)
Staples had the white last time I bought some.
redneck
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 12:26 AM UTC
Iíve had yellow blue and white.
Stuffs usually called sticky tack or handy tack around here.
PLMP110
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 09:41 AM UTC
Here is another alternative. $1.48 and delivered in two days.



HTH

Patrick
Timd346
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 08:54 PM UTC
What is blue tac and how do u use.

Tim
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 09:10 PM UTC
I really hesitate to equate the original Blu-Tac to the other stuff you can buy. I've found the yellow material that seems to be in all the WalMarts I've gone to lately is much drier, which results in it being a lot less tacky and pliable. The white stuff, on the other hand, is way too sticky for masking. I tried using it to mask a 1/72 German halftrack once and it pulled off nearly all the surface details! It seems the Blu-Tac is perfect for all the chores we modelers requre. Lessons learned ......

Mike Kirchoff
Arthur
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 02:58 AM UTC
Tim,blue tac is a resusable sticky putty which can be used to stick things on a temporary basis,such as,when painting a fig,sticking it to a resusable block for handling,or when bonding metal fig parts,holding the items together while the epoxy sets,etc etc.
Arthur
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 03:47 AM UTC
Also look for it under the name "Power Tack" .
Hollowpoint
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 10:54 PM UTC
Might also look for "poster putty." The original idea behind this stuff was to give a way to hang posters without putting nails or tacks in the wall.
mrm1944
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 04:10 AM UTC

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In the US?
Thanks.




Hi lon,

If your really stuck and want some Blu-Tac, I could send some over to you if you like?

Regards
Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 11:20 AM UTC

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If your really stuck and want some Blu-Tac ...



.... he doesn't get out much.

I'd say it would be a pretty sad state of affairs if he cannot find it (or a reasonable facsimile) just down the street at the local Walmart, KMart, office supply store or stationary store.
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