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Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« on: June 07, 2017, 11:33:49 AM »
 Posted  on the RCSB  forum  a tip ... Alternative product that works the same as Balsaloc  But  a lot cheaper   available on Ebay & hobby shops  for example 16 fluid oz 11.09 F&PP       against 110grams  thick end of a fiver..
 
Part of the covering topic  Quote ...If I am not mistaken Oracoat is a plastic covering material. Great for sports scale aircraft. However, both Sig

Koverall and Bemsilk are a close weaved fabric which gives a much more authentic finish to the fabric areas on your scale aircraft. Are also quite durable.

With the Bemsilk I will be using a product called Mod Podge in place of Balsaloc to glue the fabric down to the airframe. Mod Podge is a water based sealer, glue & finish. Essentially the same stuff as Balsaloc but much much cheaper.

                             

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 12:12:23 PM »
Even cheaper is perfectly normal PVA adhesive. Heat activated too.

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 12:51:57 PM »
PVA does it for me too.  :af
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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 19:27:01 PM »
Even cheaper is perfectly normal PVA adhesive. Heat activated too.
Do you use it straight from the container or do you dilute it ?

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 22:18:58 PM »
I would suggest just a little thinning with water, just to make it easier to spread.

I let it dry and then tack the covering with a cool heat iron.

You can buy "Dial Decorators PVA" from B&Q cheaply, I get the 2.5 litre.

It is also good for removing dirt from LP records and singles - look it up on YouTube.
 

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 08:02:20 AM »
I would suggest just a little thinning with water, just to make it easier to spread.

I let it dry and then tack the covering with a cool heat iron.

You can buy "Dial Decorators PVA" from B&Q cheaply, I get the 2.5 litre.

It is also good for removing dirt from LP records and singles - look it up on YouTube.
thats interesting! PVA is a very useful product for many things, but thats a new one!

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 10:36:24 AM »
I've always just used PVA thinned down to single cream consistency.

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 16:07:41 PM »
I've always just used PVA thinned down to single cream consistency.

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 I have just tried it in my coffee, and it's not a very good cream substitute,,  :D
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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 17:05:46 PM »
Agreed - PVA could never match those epic Clapton riffs.

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 13:23:03 PM »
Never used Balsaloc, never found the need. Just good old nylon, tissue and dope........

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 14:04:41 PM »
Never used Balsaloc, never found the need. Just good old nylon, tissue and dope........
is your mrs still looking for her stockings?

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2019, 15:11:55 PM »
is your mrs still looking for her stockings?

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Re: Did you know ? Alternative to Balsaloc
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 09:27:40 AM »
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