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Old 01-02-2003, 12:13 AM
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Will Testors model cement work on a hanger 9 cowl. I am anxious to get it in place and do not have canopy glue or shoo gloo. Any ideas, I do not want to ruin it as the cut out job came out fabulous..thanks
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Old 01-02-2003, 12:22 AM
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No!!!!! don't use it as it will melt the plastic !!!!!!!! use canopy glue,that's what it's for.
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Old 01-02-2003, 12:24 AM
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if you don't want to glue then use double sided clear tape around the edges and make sure your covering is cleaned with alcohol.It will stick for a while but the best thing to use is the glue.
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Old 01-05-2003, 05:31 AM
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Default Canopy Glue

Any clear silicone caulk from Lowes/Home Depot will work like a charm and you get lifetime supply for a couple of bucks.

Don't use a complete bead, it isn't necessary just use a few spots around the perimeter. Then you can remove the Canopy with little problem and no damage should you need to. A careful finishing of the joint with GP tape or equivalent and it looks as if the Canopy is just sitting there -- instead it is well attached.
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Old 01-05-2003, 02:42 PM
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I have never had much luck using silicone RTV to mount canopy's. It will work for a while, but always comes loose. Zap-A-Dap-A-Goo is what I have been using for a long time, and it never lets go. I actually had to remove a canopy from a .60 sized model to recover it and I pretty much destroyed the canopy trying to get it to come loose. I have also use this stuff to permantly affix servo rails to fiberglass fuselages.

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Old 01-05-2003, 05:48 PM
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I believe you will find that caulk and RTV have different characteristics, I have found that to be so, hence the recommendation. The brand is DAP.
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Old 01-05-2003, 06:11 PM
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I got some stuff called "Welder", at Wal-Mart and attached some of my canopys with it. It works great and dries clear. Its held my canopy on for about 5 months and it still is holding like the day I put it on!
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What's canopy glue? I've never used canopy glue. I always take a about 3/4" strips of covering (whatever matches the fuse covering ) and use that to tack the canopy to the fuse. Works awesome. If you ever need to get back into the cockpit, just cut at the seam line, peel off the trim, do whatever you have to do in the cockpit (new pilot, lose junk, etc) and re-apply. Works for me, might for you as well. My nickle.....
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Default Use Weldbond

Get some weldbond from Home Depot
Great for building (balsa/plywood, etc.) and:
Great for canopies and plastic hinges
Seems to be the same as "canopy" or "hinge" glue that
is sold in the hobby shops but much less expensive.
Drys cleal too.

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