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DaveyP28/11/2016 12:48:22
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Hi all,

I'm just returning to balsa model building after a very long break The last model I built used Balsa cement, now aliphatic and cyano seem to be the adhesives of choice.

I've bought some Tamiya plastic pipettes to make the application of aliphatic glue more controllable.

My question is, after use how do you clean the inside of these pipettes ? is there a solvent or will warm soapy water do the job.

Tia, Davey

McG 696928/11/2016 13:06:20
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Hi Davey,

I just use those tiny bottles from our 'free shipping' Eastern friends.

I think it's a lot more 'handy' than the large Aliphatic bottle.

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... and no need to clean the nozzle as you just close the lid & done. Et voilà. yes

Cheers

Chris

Peter Miller28/11/2016 13:36:20
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I buy the big bottles and transer glue to the 112 gram bottle as needed.

You can fit a small plastic nozzle intp the screw down part of the aliphatic resin bottle. You wil not be able to seal it shut but you can just stick a pin in the end or make a cap with sealed off fuel tube.

DaveyP28/11/2016 13:38:13
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Hi Chris, that looks like a great idea, wish i'd seen it before I bought the pipettes. Did you get them from the Bay of E by any chance?

Atb, Davey

McG 696928/11/2016 17:25:28
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Hi Davey,

No, they weren't from eBay, but maybe you can find them there too. I'm not a big fan of the Bay as for small items postage is often more expensive than the bits themselves.

I've got mine from Banggood. Here's a link to them.

Postage is free but you have to be a little patient as shipping transit can take an average 15-20 days to Europe.

Have fun & cheers

Chris

Frank Skilbeck28/11/2016 17:56:00
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Chris, thanks what a good idea, should have been in the hints and tips section in the magazine. I'll be ordering some.

DaveyP28/11/2016 18:05:49
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Hi Chris, thanks for the link, duly ordered and I'm not in a rush but I do have the pipettes until they arrive.

Davey

Peter Miller28/11/2016 18:25:46
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Posted by McG 6969 on 28/11/2016 17:25:28:

Hi Davey,

No, they weren't from eBay, but maybe you can find them there too. I'm not a big fan of the Bay as for small items postage is often more expensive than the bits themselves.

I've got mine from Banggood. Here's a link to them.

Postage is free but you have to be a little patient as shipping transit can take an average 15-20 days to Europe.

Have fun & cheers

Chris

Those look really good. I have just ordered a set for myself

Essjay28/11/2016 21:21:20
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Posted by McG 6969 on 28/11/2016 17:25:28:

Hi Davey,

No, they weren't from eBay, but maybe you can find them there too. I'm not a big fan of the Bay as for small items postage is often more expensive than the bits themselves.

I've got mine from Banggood. Here's a link to them.

Postage is free but you have to be a little patient as shipping transit can take an average 15-20 days to Europe.

Have fun & cheers

Chris

 

I reckon they're gonna wonder what hit 'em, I just ordered a set too wink

Edited By Essjay on 28/11/2016 21:21:34

John Robertson 328/11/2016 23:25:40
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And me . . .

onetenor28/11/2016 23:31:59
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What do you call them on Bang Good site ?

Steven Shaw29/11/2016 04:46:07
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Chris posted a link, and if you open it they call them

10PCS 30ml Transparent Plastic Dropper Empty Bottle

David P Williams29/11/2016 12:28:23
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I have a couple of these, but bought in the UK from a trader at a model railway show - sold as precision oilers. They're also good for rivets,,,,,,

Richard B (DB Sport and Scale Ltd)30/11/2016 12:15:06
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I have two syringes on the go at the same time, one with PVA and one with aliphatic. Pull the dried glue off the top next time or squirt it back into the pot. Although I also have large bottles decanted into smaller bottles first too.

Lucas Hofman30/11/2016 14:03:17
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Posted by John Robertson 3 on 28/11/2016 23:25:40:

And me . . .

And me...

IanN30/11/2016 22:34:50
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Posted by McG 6969 on 28/11/2016 13:06:20:

Hi Davey,

I just use those tiny bottles from our 'free shipping' Eastern friends.

I think it's a lot more 'handy' than the large Aliphatic bottle.

465_aliphatic_mini_900.jpg

... and no need to clean the nozzle as you just close the lid & done. Et voilà. yes

Cheers

Chris

These look brilliant, not seen them before

Ordered - many thanks thumbs up

McG 696901/12/2016 19:04:41
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Well gentlemen, if everybody wants to order those cute little bottles, I'll start to regret that Banggood doesn't offer some kind of affiliate program. wink

Somebody mentioned to have made some rivets with them. That's fine, but the tube is 1mm ID so, depending on your project's scale, it could be a bit too large.

As I had a touch of 'fentonitis', I had a try with them on my Ballerina's cowl which is around 1:6 > 1:7 scale.

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Danny’s correct comment was that they were a tiny bit too large for that scale.

I now have some smaller syringe tips with an inside diameter of 0,7mm.

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These are from AliExpress and I use them nearly daily with my Superphatic bottle as they fit perfectly.

When I have an empty bottle, I will fill it with Modeler’s Glue and obtain a perfect ‘rivet maker’…

Cheers

Chris

oldgit01/12/2016 19:51:09
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me too

 

Edited By oldgit on 01/12/2016 19:51:42

Peter Miller01/12/2016 21:17:15
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Those do look very neat but more like what we used to call Clydeside rivets.

Nigel Day02/12/2016 20:17:36
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Yup, me too.

Thanks Chris.

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