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Securing Minute Etch

April 27 2017 at 1:10 PM
Matt Nethery  (Login Retiredyank)
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I am working, with 1mm letters and numbers. They have to line up perfectly to fit. I tried securing them, with varnish. But, it did not provide a strong enough bond. I tried extra thin CA, but it flooded the symbols. Before buying special glue, I thought to try PVA. I mixed Elmer's School Glue and distilled water in equal parts. Simply touch the etch to the slurry and place. You have some working time and, if it is off or lose can be removed, have glue applied and reposition easily. I you want, I can post a photo of the tools and final assembly to give you a better idea of this technique.

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  1. etch locating - George Proulx on May 10, 2017, 1:24 PM
    1. Unfortunately, even extra-thin ca glue floods such tiny pieces. - Matt Nethery on May 10, 2017, 4:22 PM
      1. Re: Unfortunately, even extra-thin ca glue floods such tiny pieces. - Ian Alderman on May 12, 2017, 2:55 AM
        1. nt - Matt Nethery on May 14, 2017, 8:59 AM
  2. Gator's Grip Glue works well for it - David Nickels on Jun 21, 2017, 10:01 AM

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