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Is Wallpaper overlap adhesive similar to Balsaloc

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MaxG04/04/2020 16:16:20
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I have a tube of wallpaper overlap adhesive left over from some decorating. It looks like very liquid PVA white glue.

Is it useable instead of Balsaloc or other similar covering adhesives.

Maxg

Denis Watkins04/04/2020 16:23:36
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Balsaloc is Balsaloc Max, and have never found anything like it, not even PVA

Whatever they may add, perfume or whatever, it is not wallpaper paste.

My suspicion is that it is a PVA derivative with the addition of some " no soap "

No soap was an extremely good cleaning fluid we used in garages to remove grease and oil, and it smelled

Like Balsaloc,

If you need Balsaloc, use Balsamic

Just my view

Edited By Denis Watkins on 04/04/2020 16:36:51

Andy Stephenson04/04/2020 16:39:28
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The glue I bought from the local pound shop for sticking down edges of wall paper turned out to be PVA which I ended up using to cover foam wings cores with lining paper.

I wouldn't use standard PVA as a heat sensitive adhesive as I don't think it's very effective. Instead I have used Deluxe Materials CoverGrip which is made for the job.

A.

Engine Doctor04/04/2020 17:14:14
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Posted by Andy Stephenson on 04/04/2020 16:39:28:

The glue I bought from the local pound shop for sticking down edges of wall paper turned out to be PVA which I ended up using to cover foam wings cores with lining paper.

I wouldn't use standard PVA as a heat sensitive adhesive as I don't think it's very effective. Instead I have used Deluxe Materials CoverGrip which is made for the job.

A.

yes +1 for Cover Grip

ascot14/04/2020 05:11:12
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Hi All

Can Balsa Lock be thinned down to spread easier

Ascot

Denis Watkins14/04/2020 08:23:32
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The gripping properties of Covergrip or Balsaloc are as they come from the tub Ascot.

Spread as thin as you like and allow to go tacky as instructed.

Thinning would alter the grip so is really not worth doing

Edited By Denis Watkins on 14/04/2020 08:24:09

Former Member14/04/2020 09:55:39
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Andy Stephenson14/04/2020 17:04:02
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I used Covergrip on a model soaked in diesel from a smoke tank leak. One application and the Solartex I applied over the effected area even stuck without having to apply any heat. I think that says it all.

i12fly14/04/2020 17:28:21
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I use Fast Tack -from haberdasheries and is a heat sensitive adhesive used by dressmakers and certainly helps covering adhesion to balsa. And I've thinned it with water successfully too.

Whether it is any good in dressmaking I've no idea as I don't wear dresses -never tried.

Ken Lighten14/04/2020 20:28:14
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+1 for Fast-Tack

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