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Got glue on my canopy
boatjockey
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United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:01 AM UTC
Greetings,
I'm currently building a 1/72 Revell Lancaster. I got glue on the inside of the top gun turret - can anyone offer suggestions on how to remedy this?
Thanks
Bigskip
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:10 AM UTC
What sort of glue??

How bad is the damage - is it possible to sand out, and then use some klear to bring back to shine??

If not a begging letter to Revell for a replacement?

HTH

Andy
boatjockey
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United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 02:46 PM UTC
Hello Andy,
I'm using Model Master liquid cement -
A spot about 3/16" got foggy as a result -
madwolf
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 03:16 PM UTC
Sand and polish. Your only solution besides replacement.
jaypee
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 11:44 PM UTC
smash mould a replacement by heat clear sheet and streching over the kit part will be more see through anyway.
AirLedge
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Cork, Ireland
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 12:23 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

There's nothing worse than getting glue on the canopy or even the dreaded fogged canopy, or worse still unmasking your canopy yo find glue on the other side. Canopies have always been my weakest point as a modeller. For future reference you could try using white pva glue which dries clear. Most model glue producers have special clear glue designed for clear parts, in other words try to avoid using standard sement or superglue. Recently I think I've finally turned the corner regarding canopies as I haven't managed to mess one up for a while (knock on wood!).
Andy's suggestion of sanding it down with really fine sand paper and then buffing it up to a shine followed by a dip in future should do the trick. I've never tried Jaypee's suggestion so I don't know how it would turn out.
If all else fails a nicely-worded letter to Revell saying how great their kits are and how many of them sit on your shelf should see them send a replacement to you
Good luck and let us know how things turn out,

Mike.