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tbone

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Styrene size?
« on: May 30, 2011, 09:56:57 »
Hi,
I'm going to pick up some styrene and am not sure what size to get.  I can get either .020 or .040".  I was thinking .040 to make up houseworks and cabins.  Any opinions before I pick it up?

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Re: Styrene size?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 16:24:58 »
Well I ordered both .020 and .040" hoping to pick it up the next few days.

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Re: Styrene size?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 17:43:33 »
Curious where you are ordering it from - I've bought mine at industrial Plastics - you have one in Langley - let Mark there know you're building boats. His Uncle now passed away had a great model of the Shelly Foss that he'd remember, built a case for it.

tbone

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Re: Styrene size?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 19:24:24 »
I ordered from them. They don't stock it so its on order.
Did you get glue from them too?  I'd like something with a precision applicator, saw some plastic glues with a brush which would be messy.

I think I'll have way more than I need so might sell a bunch, just need some extra for experimenting and mistakes.

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Re: Styrene size?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 19:45:55 »
Hi Tbone - I use a liquid plastic glue that the Shaver Shop in Victoria carries - I'm up island and don't have access to it but it works well - small brush provided - touch and it runs. Sometimes I use a needle and let it run off. Used styrene for years - model railroading a long time ago - Al Armitage wrote a few articles on its use - might Google that.

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Re: Styrene size?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 20:36:21 »
I use water thin solvent cement for styrene.
I pick it up from Acrylco on Annacis Island by the gallon.
It's methylene chloride, product name is "Resin Bond"
Acrylco also sells all kinds of plastic sheets, rod, tube and glues.

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Re: Styrene size?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 21:07:46 »
Thanks for the input guys
Tbone