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Old 12-03-2007, 11:48 AM
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Getting ready to sheet my built up DB 2+2 (yes fully sheeted as I want to try glassing). In any case, I was at the HD getting some more Titebond and just above it was the contact cement used for counter tops. Anyone ever tried this? I know you would only have one shot at getting it right, but getting glue on every rib without a lot of drips, etc is pretty tough with a wing this size if you don't have 3 people helping you spread it.
Who's tried it?
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You're correct about dripping white glue every where if you put the glue on the ribs. I've had good luck by drawing a pencil line on the inside of the sheeting where the ribs are located and putting the white glue on the sheeting. Then just set the sheeting in place and use appropriate weights, tape and pins to hold everything in place until it dries. Using contact type cement and making a mis-alignment error is going to be very bad!

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If you use a glue syringe, aka glue gun, you can get a nice bead of Titebond along the ribs.
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A small artist brush controls Titebond very well.. Not the quickest method, but it does give you an even coat.
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I tried the contact cement on sheeting a built up wing years ago.It lifted off after a tew days from the more curned section of the wing,I think there is not enough surface area involved for good adhesion.
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Yes PMW, you got the right idea. The normal bottle can apply the glue with the right amount of squeeze pressure. Q tips work well in getting rid of any excess, and a damp towel keeps the hands clean. Enjoy your build djr.


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