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CGAux26

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Re: A Guide to Styrene Modelling...aka The Dummies Guide
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 11:19:24 »
Wow, I really set one off here!   :)

To Andygh, I made a small hole in the wide-mouth lid of my MEK jar so less MEK evaporates when I use it.  The large lid has become almost not removable with all the styrene build-up.  I plug the small hole with a tight-fitting capscrew when it's not in use.

As to other styrene-compatible glues, Elmer's Model & Hobby Cement contains MEK, as does common PVC pipe cement.  And Model Master Liquid Cement has xylene in it.  I no longer have any of the old Ambroid glue that I used on airplanes back in the '60's, but it has some nasties in it. too.

Guess I am at some risk, using MEK, but I have survived 65 years of life just taking reasonable precautions.  And I like working in styrene.
Dave

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Re: A Guide to Styrene Modelling...aka The Dummies Guide
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 12:19:53 »
Ah right, I get it  8)