Tuesday, December 25, 2007
HOW TO PREPARE AND GLUE CHROME PARTS FOR YOUR MODEL
One common mistake made by beginners in model building is gluing chrome parts together without the proper preparation. It is pretty simple actually, just make sure that you scrape the plating off the part before you glue it at the contact point. You can do so with an exacto blade. What happens is that the plating prevents the plastic to bond with whatever gluing agent you use. No matter how big of a glue blob you apply, that thing will come off in a snap. While we are at it, scrape off any paint on the contact point of the parts you are about to glue. The same principle applies here as well.
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