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Old Dec 08, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Acetone used to transfer photocopy parts to balsa

This month's Flygin Models included a quick note in the "Letters"
section on transferring parts drawings from photocopy shhets to balsa
sheets for cutting.

I've tried it with dry irons and last night with my wife's nail polish
remover (acetone plus other stuff). Results were really iffy -- one or
two portions of lines were transferred easily, everything else was too
faint to be useful.

What was I doing wrong? Should I have put a weight on the sheet after
soaking with with acetone to ensure the transfer? Should I have used
pure acetone?

Since acetone is a flammible, I already know that the rags and such go
outside into the garbage. Any other precautions that I should be taking
beside not breathing the fumes?

aka "Whee in Aurora....."