6th July 03:00
Is this a good newsgroup to ask this in? Can't seem to find one sure to
be on topic but I am hoping many here will be able to help.
I like to build balsa/tissue models. I have been doing it for a pretty
long time. I have learned to use white glue (Elmer's) for everything
but tissue application. When I try to use white glue 50/50 mix I get
wrinkles where it sticks to the wood. I have not been able to find a
way to get rid of these. The problem is that the tissue tries to shrink
because the glue is water based but it can't shrink uniformly because
the glue is sticking it to the wood. Water in the glue also swells the
paper where it is put on the wood which causes the wrinkles in the first
place I think.
I looked for info online for this but the only one I found has pictures
that don't look too good; his wrinkles are worse than mine. Anyone have
some hints that can help me?
I can use dope for tissue application with 0 wrinkles because it is not
water based and doesn't cause problems with the tissue. But I know
people use white glue and would like to know how they solve the wrinkle
problem. I know some also put tissue on wet and when I try that I run
into the same trouble.
Anyway, if this is bad newsgroup to ask in let me know. Otherwise hint