On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 16:50:47 -0500, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
If it's still liquid, it's fine. I had a tube in my flight box for
over 20 years which had dried out at the ends. When I cut the end
off, the liquid stuff in the center still glued up just fine.
Couldn't save it any more once I cut it but it did the "last gasp"
job I required of it.
Faithful tube, that one. Sniff . . . Such dedication.
Hell, yes- that's about 10 years newer than the one I'm currently
using. With all the other glues we have nowadays, you just don't need
Ambroid that often, but when you do, almost nothing else will do. I(
can just picture myself trying to glue a tear in tissue covering with CA
glue. That wouldn't be a good match.
The one that has a really good smell is Sigment- smells like Ambroid
used to, years ago before they included the so-called oil of mustard to
keep people from sniffing it. Sig just kept on making theirs the way
they always had, and ignored political correctness, to their credit. Paul
Victoria Heisner wrote:
Good Lord man, I got a tube (the big 25 cent size) for Christmas once. I
must have been in 8th grade. It lasted until I graduated and left for the
service. I guess Mom threw it out along with some of my other treasures.
Tom Mix pearl handled pocket knife, several secret decoder pins, a
autographed picture of Jimmy Allen and others I hesitate to mention as they
bring tears to my eyes.
I find that Ambroid is THE glue to use for sheeting, since it sands much
better than any other I know of. I was almost out, so bought a new
tube last week. The hobby shop had a whole box of Sigment in stock,
but only one tube of Ambroid left. Must be a lot of us old farts around
here with whom the Ambroid name is still synonymous with model airplane
Since my old tube was about six years old, my one concern is that
they'll quit making it before I need another one!
When I went looking for Sigment, I had to go to a couple of places before I
found it. Forgot all about this type of glue till it was suggested for
sheeting a particular kit I was building. Now I only use the Sigment for
sheeting. The odor when I first opened the tube was a blast from the past.
Bought 2 tubes and have used maybe 5% of the 1st tube.
In quatrain 5-97, Nostradamus predicted that on Sat, 10 Mar 2007 07:31:24
Thanks for the info guys. I only qualify as junior level old fart, so I
had never used Ambroid, but had read in "There Are No Secrets" how it was
great for sheeting and any other part that was on the exterior of a plane.
Now that I've used it, I've seen that it is *GREEEEAAAAATTTTT Stuff*! The
difference is easily noticeable (for the first time I could run my fingers
over a glue joint and not be able to feel where it is). So now I'm going
to use in on solid sheet tail feathers, external fuse bits, leading edges,
trailing edges, and all sheeting. Anything with an exterior bit.
I've used up my first tube, so yesterday I went to the LHS to get another
one. He is completely out and said that it's been on back-order for 2
months now. According to towerhobbies and a couple of other places online
(turnertoys.com and hobbylinc.com), the manufacturer has temporarily
discontinued the cement, but it should be in stock "in a couple of
months". It's good to know that Sig is still currently making sigment
since they are the people I usually order from anyway.
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