firstname.lastname@example.org (KONDA24) wrote in message
From a Google search for "kristal klear microscale":
Yes, it is still available, as others have noted. On the question of a
substitute, well, Kristal Kleer is just a PVA (poly-vinyl acetate) white
glue, the sort of thing that is still used in schools for gluing paper,
card and the like. The original is apparantly Elmer's glue.
It is water-soluble, dries clear and gives a strong join without
attacking polystyrene. I use it all the time for attaching canopies.
When using it to glaze small windows (e.g. airliners in 1/144th), it can
be wise to overcoat it with gloss varnish, as it remains water-soluble.
While Krystal Klear is probably some sort of resin suspended in water, it is
not like White Glue.
White Glue is semi-transparent when dry. Krystal Klear is...well...crystal
clear! Big difference in transparency.
I suspect that it is closer in composition to Acrylic Gloss Medium than
to White Glue.
Well heck, I've tried eating both, and they taste the same to me...
Another water-soluble white-glue that can be used to fill small window
areas is Alene's Jewel-It, a gem-to-fabric glue I also use to attach
canopies. It dries very clear, and because of its high viscosity, is
relatively easy to draw across small openings.
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