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Reply #8 - Jan 23rd, 2022 at 7:52pm
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That's great info Mike.  Thanks for the update!
  

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Reply #7 - Jan 23rd, 2022 at 6:40pm
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Micro Krystal Klear is great stuff.  I use it to attach canopies, windows and light lenses, heat-shrink tubing for guns, pitot tubes, exhausts etc.  Thinned with water it's the best thing I've found for attaching tissue framing to canopies.  Straight out of the bottle it can be used to build up the teardrop or bulb-shaped marker light lenses used on many aircraft - once dry you can tint that red or green using a Sharpie.  It's also good for tacking tissue markings to doped tissue before flooding them with thinner.

The only caution is that it remains water-soluble when dry.  I haven't had any problems with canopy, heat-shrink or marker lights, but when I tried using it to attach struts on a biplane I found that they didn't hold after being doused with early morning dew.

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Reply #6 - Jan 23rd, 2022 at 2:05pm
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AK... I had to look this up because I was confusing it with their decal finishing products.  Their site had this to say about Kristal Klear:
Description: If there was ever a modelerís secret, this is it. Micro Kristal Klear can do so many things that can make a big difference in the appearance of your models. First, Micro Kristal Klear is a liquid that can be used to form very real looking small windows up to about 1/4 in size. It is also an adhesive for mounting clear plastic parts, windows, etc. on models.
  

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Reply #5 - Jan 22nd, 2022 at 2:59pm
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Reply #4 - Nov 19th, 2021 at 8:52am
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Thanks.  Tacky glue is available at Michael's, I suspect.  I'll get some.
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 18th, 2021 at 5:36pm
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I use Aleene's Tacky Glue also.† But use it sparringly.† You'll need to use tape or some other way of holding your canopy in place while the glue dries.† It will dry clear and works well.† Ian was right with his suggestion of Aleene's but there is another glue called canopy glue made by Sig Manufacturing.† Oddly enought it's called Sigs Canopy Glue.†I don't think you'll find Aleene's and Sigs don't really grab but they are tackier than most other glues. See pic below and here's a link to the site: Click Here
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Reply #2 - Nov 18th, 2021 at 11:36am
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OK, thanks!  What I'm using is from the same maker but definately NOT tacky, taking several hours to grab.
  
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Re: Canopy glues and alternates
Reply #1 - Nov 18th, 2021 at 10:38am
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Aleene's tacky glue was recommended a while ago. I have used it on small models successfully. It is inexpensive and you can find it at Wally World.
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Canopy glues and alternates
Nov 18th, 2021 at 10:00am
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What do you folks use for canopy glue?  I can order the stuff that says, "canopy glue," but the people whom I usually buy supplies from don't carry it.  I'm sure there are alternatives.

I've been using fabric glue lately since that's what the local craft store has.  Any thoughts/suggestions?
  
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