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GLUES, EPOXIES & CA's
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  Before you start to build this kit, IF you plan to run this kit in water YOU MUST USE WATERPROOF GLUES!  Do not use white (school) type glue any aliphatic resins such as Elmers, Willhold, Titebond, etc.  For R/C model boats/ships I use a verity of epoxies and Cyanoacrylate (CA) type adhesives.  Since this model was made in 1980, at that time there was not such a wide verity of superior adhesives like we have today.

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Epoxies
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For the Crocket, I will use a verity of

 

epoxies.  I will use 5 min, 15 min and 30 min epoxies.  These can be purchased from your local hobby dealer and I am not brand specific.

  Although I am not brand specific for the epoxies, I am for the finishing resin!  For many of model I have made, I have used Pacer Technology's Z-Poxy Finishing Resin. 
Pacer's Finishing Resin system is specially formulated to bond fiberglass to wood and foam. Resistant to shock and solvents and is odorless.  This Epoxy is resistant to shock and solvents, and is non-brittle, easy to sand and has good flow characteristics. The total working time of this Resin is 60 minutes, and fully cures in 3 Hours completely clear.  You can get this from your local hobby shop.

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Cyanoacrylate (CA)

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  I have found that I like to use "thick" CA the most.  The thick formula can also fill gaps and yields the longest working time. Cures in one to two minutes without accelerator (may vary depending on brand). Plus it works good on bonding plywood parts in this kit.  I also use an CA Activator.    This is great for thick and medium CA that doesn't cure as fast as the instant.  All you have to do is apply the CA, then spray the Activator on the CA and it cures almost instantly.  inv_spacer.gif (807 bytes)I also keep on hand a "thin" CA and thin CA's is instant setting Warning: These glues can be an Eye Irritant and Bonds Skin Instantly.  Keep out of reach of children, use in well ventilated area. Store in a cool, dry location, with the cap on. CA can spoil and work very poorly after being stored in an open bottle.  You can get CA's from your local hobby shop.

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