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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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George Proulx
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etch locating

May 10 2017, 1:24 PM 

I use extra thin plastic cement to position the etch. It will not bond but it will hold it in place so that once I like the position I can touch the edge with CA and capillary action should flow around the piece and secure it.

George


    
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Matt Nethery
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Unfortunately, even extra-thin ca glue floods such tiny pieces.

May 10 2017, 4:22 PM 


 
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Ian Alderman
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Re: Unfortunately, even extra-thin ca glue floods such tiny pieces.

May 12 2017, 2:55 AM 

As George said, but spray with varnish, (or similar), afterwards instead of flooding with CA.

Ian

 
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Matt Nethery
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nt

May 14 2017, 8:59 AM 



    
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David Nickels
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Gator's Grip Glue works well for it

June 21 2017, 10:01 AM 

It's a clear vinyl-like, pva style glue but with more grip and tack.

http://www.gatorsmask.com/gatorglueorder1.html

It's also great for windshields, headlights, and non clear parts that are at risk for being bumped since it has a bit of give and won't snap.

 
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