Glues;was: Layout base
- Hi Jeff,David,all,
There are 6 ways to Sunday :-)
White glue does have it's place in layout construction,however i have
always preferred matte medium (ballast/trees/scenery) for these reasons:it
will remain flexible,it has a flat/matte finish.Yes,if you have to remove
it,it not as simple as water but it can be done.
Wood/base boards: No matter what I have built I was treat the wood with
sealant.Why?Wood is usually cut and then dried,there is nothing preventing
it for re-absorbing moisture in the air.This goes for any wood being used
in the bench work/frame.
On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Jeff <sjbazman49@...> wrote:
> Regular Elmer's (and their competitors) use PVA (poly vinyl acetate) based
> glue. Maybe 20 yrs ago it would not soften (or they did not want to tell
> you) but for at least that amount of time, for me) it has always dissolved
> in water. Even the yellow Wood Glue will too.
> This why you cannot use it in wet environments and must use polymer based
> Jeff M
> SF Bay Area Z
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Saviano <saviano@...>
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> Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Layout base
> O think you mean Elmer's School glue, which is water soluble. I called
> Borden's about 20 years ago to ask how to remove Elmer's Glue-All from
> my trackbed: they suggested aqua Regia (a combination of sulfuric and
> Hydrochloric acid), or throwing the old track our. They may have
> changed the formula during the last 20 years, but I doubt it.
> -Rick Saviano
> On 7/6/2012 9:47 PM, david.davidksmith wrote:
> > FWIW, I've found half-inch Gatorfoam makes the best layout base. More
> rigid and durable than blue or pink insulation foam, lightweight, and
> moisture-resistant. Plus you can glue things to it with carpenter's glue,
> Elmer's, contact cement, just about anything.
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