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« on: September 15, 2020, 11:18:31 AM »

Who knows a good way to get all the gummy contact adhesive off of a fuselage frame? I can sand a lot of of it off, but is there a solvent approach that wont loosen the framework too bad? Also sanding can only go so far before I am sanding through balsa.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 12:35:33 PM »

Hi Crabby, I wash all balsa parts with the same thinner I used beforehand to thin the mastic. This gets away with the gummy remains. But most of the time I leave the glue because I anyway recover with mylar again.
I seal the balsa with dope or sanding sealer (one coat only) when new to not let the mastic soak into the wood.


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