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Re: Titebond
Reply #2 - Dec 27th, 2018 at 6:08pm
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staubkorb wrote on Nov 21st, 2018 at 11:45am:
Too thick/heavy OOB (out of bottle) and yellows with age.  Thinned at least 50/50 with distilled water (preferred due to the impurities in tap water) it is fine.  I really prefer a white alipathic, also thinned.

Thinning to 40/60 (glue/water) or even a bit thinner is great for attaching tissue and sealing the joins of tissue when the paper is applied with glue-stick.


Good points.  I'm not a fan of thinning Titebond.  Although, as you said so well, it would work fine for covering, there are other, better, options available for that task.  There's a significant strength penalty to be paid if attempting to use thinned Titebond for construction purposes. 

Since I put this post up a little over a month ago I've started my first build in over 40 years, experimented a little and worked out a process that seems to be working out for me.  In my current build I'm using the Titebond for joints that will be subjected to stress.  I have found Deluxe Materials Super-Phatic to be an excellent glue for those joints where I want a quicker set time and strength is not the biggest concern.

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Re: Titebond
Reply #1 - Nov 21st, 2018 at 11:45am
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Too thick/heavy OOB (out of bottle) and yellows with age.  Thinned at least 50/50 with distilled water (preferred due to the impurities in tap water) it is fine.  I really prefer a white alipathic, also thinned.

Thinning to 40/60 (glue/water) or even a bit thinner is great for attaching tissue and sealing the joins of tissue when the paper is applied with glue-stick.
  

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Titebond
Nov 17th, 2018 at 9:13pm
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I'd be interested to learn your opinions on the use of Titebond Original for model building.  I've seen several references to it in posts here but nothing with any details about advantages/disadvantages of this glue.

Thanks for your comments.

p.s.  I've been using it for years making custom furniture and can vouch for it's strength.  But I know that's not the only criteria we need to consider.

  
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