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Sticking lithoplate

Postby Dougie Sheppard » October 24th, 2019, 11:18 pm

what is the best way to stick litho' to balsa/ply substrate? I've tried epoxy with varying results.

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Re: Sticking lithoplate

Postby Peter Smedley » October 25th, 2019, 5:19 am

Roughing the surface with some wet and dry helps everything to key.
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Re: Sticking lithoplate

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » October 25th, 2019, 7:29 am

Proper impact adhesive, (the smelly sort) thinned with thinners. Or Copydex.

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Re: Sticking lithoplate

Postby Peter Siggins » October 25th, 2019, 8:48 am

There’s a guy in Tasmania on the rcscalebuilder site who builds very large models and uses tremendous amount of lithoplate and always uses double-sided tape - obviously strong variety .

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Re: Sticking lithoplate

Postby Cary Bailey » October 25th, 2019, 1:38 pm

Yes that's Ken on RCSB. He uses 3M high adhesive double sided tape or Evostick contact adhesive.
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Re: Sticking lithoplate

Postby Dougie Sheppard » October 25th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Thanks guys, that's a big help. I've previously used epoxy, on the advise of a club member, with varying degrees of success. Thought I'd through it open to the professionals this time. :D

I'm currently working on a 1/4 scale Bucker Student from the Jerry Bates plan, having almost finished a Genysis.

I'll maybe post a build thread as my club wants me to do one.

Thanks again,

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Re: Sticking lithoplate

Postby Dougie Sheppard » October 25th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Sorry, should read "throw it open to the professionals this time."


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