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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2015 08:58 pm
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Tip developed from a method mentioned on another forum.

Sticking Etched frames onto card or plastic can at times be a PITA, use cyano and you don't alweays have time to position accurately, use PVA and it takes ages to dry, same applies to the type of glazing Metcalfe kits use.

On a 6 house lo relief terrace I tried a suggestion of double sided tape, but instead of just putting bits round the edge of the window opening I stuck a strip full length of the upper floor, 12 window openings, I then cut out the window openings from the tape before removing the backing, next remove the backing and position the etched frames, the tape holds them quite well, next cut a strip of whatever glazing you use to cover all the windows and stick it on; on a ground floor position doors first then stick the tape on, that holds the doors, continue as above, cut holes, if needed, for glazing in doors at the same time as cutting for window frames.

The same method should work for Metcalfe style glazing, but maybe not necessary to use a long strip, just use a piece a bit longer then the opening.

I found it quicker and easier than glue plus there's no chance of getting blobs of glue on the glazing which you never notice until you take a pic of the finished article!:brickwall




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Hi Mike

I do the same for sticking my label based windows, Hobbycraft and the Range do double sided tape in both 5mm and 10mm widths.
Available in the crafters sections.
I also use the foam double sided tap - approx 3mm thick to space my curtains from the windows.

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That sounds a really great tip guys  :thumbs

My only concern would be; could the glue dry out over time or be affected by any temperature variations and lose its hold. This is a common problem with sellotape for instance although it may also have something to do with UV exposure which is not likely to be an issue in this use.

Any experience of this?



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