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Old January 12th, 2019, 11:32 PM
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Default Canopy seams

On the last stretch of finishing a 1:48 PBY Blackcat. On filling the seam of the canopy I tried using white out but made a mess out of a small corner of the canopy while trying to clean up and level out the white out. I have used putty but not a big fan of it for small creases. Anyone have a suggestion? Any and all responses will be welcomed.

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Old January 13th, 2019, 03:04 AM
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if the canopy has been sealed with future or a similar product, a dab of super glue could be used without crazing the transparency
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Old January 13th, 2019, 09:43 AM
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Super glu as a filler, never thought of that. Still learning, my 18th build after a 40+ yr hiatus. Thanks
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Old January 15th, 2019, 12:43 AM
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just don't wait for it to completely cure before you sand it. Apply it, give it 15-20 seconds, then sand.


Again, make absolutely sure your part is coated with Future or a similar product first, or you'll craze the plastic.
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Old January 15th, 2019, 02:59 AM
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Testors clear parts cement is my go to stuff for filling seams around canopies etc.

Use for cementing clear polystyrene parts like canopies, windows and windshields, and headlight lenses to your plastic model.
Will not craze plastic.
Does not yellow.
Leaves no unsightly residue.
Non-toxic.
Washes up with water.
Can also be used for making small windows-instructions for this are included on the rear of the packaging.
Precision applicator for accurate application of cement.
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 09:42 AM
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I have and used that but never thought of filling small seams with it. Thanks. Another question, what is the best way to resemble an a/c that is painted black with sun and weather fading on both metal and fabric covered areas?
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