Now whilst current etch-brass is coated as its been found to be better for
gluing if coated, if you do your own etch-brass, as I sometimes do, getting
it to stick to plastic is ok if its not under any stress. Test pieces given
slight fingernail tweaking come right off, glue on plastic and nothing on
the brass, brass doesnt take glue well. I have to get brass to take to an S
shaped curve and so will be heating it up and letting it cool naturally,
that removes the springiness, however seeing how the brass comes off unless
coated, I would be happier to know its on and for good.
Has anyone found the best way of coating raw brass ?...does cellulose primer
allowed to dry thoroughly (can this be accelerated with heat successfully)
then evostick, or thixofix (latter now made by Alpha, previously made by
Dunlop) do the job ?
Is it ok to use acrylic primer ?
I shall go and experiment I guess.
If one wanted to electrically coat the brass as is done to the etch brass,
how is that best done in a domestic situation ?
14 years ago