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Old Sep 26, 2014, 12:49 PM
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Best non stick material over top plans?

I've used wax paper and parchment paper but still get "stuck" the odd time. Anyone else uses something better over plans that CA doesn't stick to?


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Old Sep 26, 2014, 01:00 PM
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You won't believe this, but I actually tried projecting the plans from above and building over the image. As an IT guy, I have access to lots of older, discarded computer projectors. Originally, it started as an idea as a method to scale up and down drawings. But it imedeatly clicked that I didn't even need to draw the projected image on paper. I mounted a projector on the celing aiming down to my building surface and pulled up my plans on a laptop. It was a real pain getting it adjusted so that the image was proportioned and square. I though I was so clever and that I would never turn my plotter on again. That model was a Sterling Piper Tri-Pacer and nothing fit right. It was a nightmare and I eventually abandoned the idea.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 01:14 PM
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I still use wax paper, and just put up with the sticking problem. I try not to get too much CA in the joints. I have tried plastic wrap, and it's about the same to me.

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Old Sep 26, 2014, 01:16 PM
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The plastic backing from Monokote and similar coverings work well if you remember to save it. At one time Tower Hobbies used to sell a roll of it, don't know if they still do or not. I usually just put up with the stickies. I have also found that being careful with the amount of adhesive on each joint also helps.

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Old Sep 26, 2014, 01:39 PM
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Brian.

You beat me by just "this" much.

I still have rolls of that saved over from past covering jobs.

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Old Sep 26, 2014, 02:34 PM
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For small things I cut up those plastic pockets that are meant to be put into binders, photo albums etc.
None of the normal glues have a chance sticking to it. I'm not sure about CA though - would have to try.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 02:52 PM
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It might be my imagination but wax paper ain't what it used to be. It seems the wax is not even over the surface anymore so some sticking now occurs. If you ski you could re-wax the paper with a better coat. Just heat and iron or add some plain paraffin if you feel you need more. As to plastic wraps I never had luck there. Let us know what you find works for you.

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Old Sep 26, 2014, 03:06 PM
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"It might be my imagination but wax paper ain't what it used to be."

It is NOT your imagination. I found out the hard way, to my dismay.

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Old Sep 26, 2014, 03:31 PM
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If you check your wax paper carefully you might find that one side is actually better than the other. I don't think they use as much wax anymore the cheap skates.

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Old Sep 26, 2014, 06:52 PM
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"New and improved"!!!!!!!!!!

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Old Sep 26, 2014, 09:49 PM
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If you check your wax paper carefully you might find that one side is actually better than the other. I don't think they use as much wax anymore the cheap skates.

George
Yes. One side has a spattering of wax and none on the other.
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 07:03 AM
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Parchment is my choice but keep it in a cool dry place, I had a roll in my garage that the heat and humidity got too and there was a lot of sticking.
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 07:40 AM
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I thought wax paper was parchment with wax. Wouldn't plain parchment be as bad as bad wax paper?

I remember in some old instructions they had you oil or coat the plans with something similar. Part of the plan was they only gave you drawings of one wing and the oil made the plans transparent so you could now build the 'other' wing.

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Old Sep 27, 2014, 08:07 AM
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I think parchment has some sort of dry silicone ?
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 07:59 PM
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I can remember some older plans that only show one wing panel and the instructions were to oil the plans so you could flip the plan over and see the markings thru it. I don't think wax paper and parchment are the same, I think the papaer in waxed paper is quite a bit less dense than parchment. Although I have not look at the parchement in the kitchen up to this point...

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