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11-21-2016 02:35 AM  7 months agoPost 21
Grimracer

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green rivets..?

As I start to prep for repaint.. the old rivets are green.. I like em.. any idea what glue might have been used?

Michael J Zaborowski

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11-21-2016 03:23 AM  7 months agoPost 22
ssmith512

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Maybe the Starwood rivet glue?

Steve

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11-21-2016 03:28 AM  7 months agoPost 23
Mojave

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That's Starwood rivet Glue. Joe sells it at ECSH. Good stuff and easy to use.
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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11-21-2016 05:04 AM  7 months agoPost 24
CoachE

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http://www.starwoodscalemodels.com/...php?cPath=22_15

Team JR / StarwoodScaleModels Get !T - Got !T - Perfect !T

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11-21-2016 09:58 AM  7 months agoPost 25
PETER ROB

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glue pigment

With the rivit glue, as it is PVA based (water soluble)you can add colour pigment, and apply after you have painted,( a lot easier to prepare and paint without rivits)
Because you will know your paint colours, easy enough to mix the glue colours in different syringe's, including white, as the PVA dry's clear
Then apply your laquer coat
Peter R

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11-21-2016 02:10 PM  7 months agoPost 26
Grimracer

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Aha... I am so lucky.. I hang out with all the smart cats.. thanks.. those are it...

Michael J Zaborowski

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11-21-2016 05:06 PM  7 months agoPost 27
coptercptn

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I heard the Starwood glue isn't available anymore...

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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11-21-2016 06:20 PM  7 months agoPost 28
PETER ROB

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Not available anymore

Have you checked their website?
I did and it is still listed
There are other alternatives, but not as a kit
Peter R

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11-22-2016 01:23 AM  7 months agoPost 29
coptercptn

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The kits are listed, but one of my fellow club members ordered the kit, and when he got it there was. No glue.
He called and was told all that was left was the sets, but no glue....

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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11-22-2016 08:44 AM  7 months agoPost 30
PETER ROB

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No glue

That being the case there are a couple of alternatives
Formula 560, Canopy glue, Very good, quick drying and clear, can be used prior to laquer and the paint colour shows through
Go to your local hardware store and buy some PVA wood glue, depending on what you purchase, some are thinner than others, but can be thickened with an additive, (baby powder was one I heard of)
Peter R

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11-22-2016 11:54 AM  7 months agoPost 31
Peter Wales

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East Coast scale helis has a rivet kit, which includes the right glue

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

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11-22-2016 05:21 PM  7 months agoPost 32
Grimracer

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I have used RC-56 and like it.. but was looking for a better solution. I will be contacting Joe.

Thanks all!

Grim

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11-22-2016 06:15 PM  7 months agoPost 33
ssmith512

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I have Joe's kit and glue. Works good. I like it. Will be using it for the 832 bazillion rivets needed on Airwolf.

Steve

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11-22-2016 06:51 PM  7 months agoPost 34
goodhunting

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rivets?? I thought it's called therapy...
it sure works and it is a heluvalot cheaper....

GH

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12-30-2016 02:39 AM  5 months agoPost 35
Grimracer

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Made some progress..

Molded a new aft belly for the 212 off the 412 body. Also machined a wax of a Bear Paw so I can poor a mold from it.

I will have to call Joe. I placed an order and so far no word.

Here is the updates.

https://michaelzaborowski.smugmug.com/Bell-212/

Grim

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12-30-2016 03:11 AM  5 months agoPost 36
Mojave

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It's looking good Mike! I like the molded repair section, nice work.
Barry

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12-30-2016 10:48 AM  5 months agoPost 37
PETER ROB

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The future 212

Michael,something to look forwards to
This is Chopper Jockey flying his 212, (one of my old ones)this week
Video by Dave Wallace
Peter R

Watch at YouTube

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12-30-2016 12:49 PM  5 months agoPost 38
Grimracer

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BOING!.. thanks peter.. thanks Barry that was a fun project..

The old petrol motor ruined the aft area and so I made a new one. No on to the tail boom. Not sure if I will need to buy a new one or fix this one.. I have to strip the paint and take a closer look.

Grim

Michael J Zaborowski

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12-30-2016 02:28 PM  5 months agoPost 39
cobieg

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Great job on the belly repair. Reminds me of when I used to repair truck fenders.

Ron

I didn't crash. I just ran out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at the same time!

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12-30-2016 02:38 PM  5 months agoPost 40
ssmith512

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Dang!! You boat guys have some serious skills! Looking real good. Thanks for sharing the rebuild with us.

You have one of those fancy machining machine things?!?! I'm jealous.

Steve

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