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« on: June 14, 2022, 08:35:28 PM »

I use thin CA as my primary adhesive. I'm having trouble finding a clear plan covering to which the CA doesn't adhere.

What do you use to cover your plans during construction? Please include a "brand name" in your reply. Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2022, 08:51:17 PM »

Cut-rite wax paper - literally all I've used for almost 60 years. never had a problem with any adhesive sticking to it

One caveat: Single use only!
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2022, 11:46:09 PM »

Who makes Parchment Paper? Let me go check...the name on the box is Reynolds Genuine Parchment Paper  Non-stick
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2022, 05:11:54 AM »

I use to print 2 copies of plan drawings. One for consultation, one for building on it.

The second will be cut to single pieces and fixed to the working surface, normally 12-20mm plywood or glass plate. Fixing with 3M 77 Spray Mount. Afterwards I cover the whole surface with transparent 50mm tape. Some tapes, as the ones from polypropilene are not to good, as CA will stick slightly to it. Others from PVC are self-releasing, one has to do some tests before committing the drawing.

In this way everthing sticks to the working board and even if humidity changes the paper doesnt make waves!

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2022, 05:57:20 PM »

I agree that parchment from the supermarket is very good, unless the plans are faint. In that case, I might go for polyethylene sheet. For small projects, I might just use cut up cheap food storage bags. (Not Zip lock.) I suppose cheap plastic painters dropcloths would work. You can build a lot of models with just one.

However, for most uses, CA is evil.You can burn out your nose and make permanent mistakes faster than ever before. I favor carpenter's wood glue, white glue, and Ambroid or similar. (Sigment, Duco, Beacon 52I, Testors for wood models if they still make it, etc.) Epoxy where justified. One advantage of slower glue is that your fingers don't get stuck together and your feet don't get stuck to the floor. Each has advantages and disadvantages.

It's possible to plan things out so that slow glue doesn't slow down the building much. For instance, let the wing dry while you work on the tail.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2022, 12:52:32 AM »

The solution you seek is packing tape. I carefully cover all areas where glue will come into contact with the plans (Joints) with strips of clear packing tape. Nothing sticks to it. Once you try it you will never do anything else.

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2022, 06:41:21 AM »

Scotch tape, sticky tape, most brands also works well, just needed where the glue spots will be. But also still cover the whole plan with Glad-Wrap instead just out of tradition / habit
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2022, 09:13:44 AM »

Since no one else has mentioned it, I'll add painter's plastic drop cloth. I cut it to a little larger than the plan and wrap it under my building board, holding it on with masking tape. I use Sigment or Duco for nearly everything so I'm not sure about CA resistance.
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