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Excellent presentation.
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Excellent, simply excellent, & your work and testing is very much appreciated!

BTW, any thoughts on using Aleene's Clear Gel?

Again thanx.

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Old 08-08-2009, 03:13 AM
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Aleene's Clear Gel

Hi Jack,

Thanks for the positive comments.

No, I haven't tried the clear gel. One of the things I've learned is to use the lowest common denominator approach on materials. This provides for high availability and keeps costs low.

Better yet, if you have some on hand, why not try it out on a small piece of card stock and report back the results?

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From start to finish - conceptualization, research, experimentation, documentation, photography, presentation ... fantastic work! Bravo!
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Just spented 2hr reading all of this post before reading i sent something about foil tape wish I had read this first this will help Me with The Locomotives I am working on Thank You I see Lots of time that You have Put into helping others!! Thanks again
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:14 AM
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Gil,

One of the best tutorials I have seen! Thanks you.

I was wondering about how to create panel lines since the alumi-card is printed on the paper side. My thought is to print the panel lines on the paper, cut out the part, then lightly scribe the lines with an empty ball point pen. This will produce male panel line. Then turn the card foil-side up, and rescribe the lines to make them recessed. Rivets would be AWESOME!

Thoughts anyone??

Ken
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Thanks for your time and sharing with the rest of us wantabes that hope we can come somewhere close to your results...one of these days!
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:51 PM
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Thanks WVA, you should try it on a small piece. It makes great old style bumpers amongst other things. Ken, go here:

Natural Aluminum Finish

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Gil, at the beginning you mentioned trying thinned solvent based glues. Out of curiousity just what adhesives/solvent combos did you try. When I get the chance I am thinking about seeing if Beacon's cuts well with either acetone or denatured alcohol. And yes I do have concerns about what the solvent will do to any printing.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:26 PM
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Hi Mark,

A general rule of thumb that I use is the smell test. If it smells aromatic (like gasoline) then the possible thinning agents are:

o MEK
o Toluene
o Acetone
o Naptha

If it smells like an injection prep (like isopropyl alcohol) the the possible thinning agents are:

o isopropyl alcohol (91%)
o denatured grain alcohol (91%)

Everything else thins with water (for the most part).

Mixing up a small sample will quickly indicate whether its suitability as a thinning agent or not. Be sure to work in a well ventilated areas with appropriate breathing protection.

One of the more memorable was thinning GOOP! with toluene. The mixture is great for sealing nylon fabric later to be sewn into waterproof flotation devices and other such inflatables.

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