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Re: Beer Car Etching Project
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2010, 04:08:32 PM »
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I really think you should experiment with the tape.  It's much, much less messy.
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Re: Beer Car Etching Project
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2010, 04:20:41 PM »
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Bryan B. says spray glue works good to attach the sides.

Hmmm, I don't remember saying that.

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Re: Beer Car Etching Project
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2010, 05:05:49 PM »
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Bryan B. says spray glue works good to attach the sides.

You will want to carefully take the curl out of the brass sides first.  Lay the sides curl-down on a piece of cardboard and carefully roll it out with a pseudo "rolling pin" such as a large Krylon spray can until the curl disappears.
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Re: Beer Car Etching Project
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2010, 05:11:39 PM »
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I really think you should experiment with the tape.  It's much, much less messy.

The tape thickness becomes a factor, regardless of how thin it is.

Artist's spray adhesive works fine.  It's not messy if not used excessively, and it allows you to adjust before it sets.  You can tack the ends with a touch of CA if you feel it isn't secure enough.  I learned this from Fine N Scale, as this method is what was used to build the masters for the freight car castings.
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