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Jan 01, 2013, 04:47 PM
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I use Titebond III which is a waterproof white/carpenters glue. I brush a thin coat on the backside of Coverlite and iron it on before it dries. Also works good for repairs over existing coverlite even if painted. I don't know what is in Balsa Loc and the other formulas like BalsaRite but white glues seem to work great and I especially like the waterproof ones since I live in Western Oregon where it rains or is very damp at least half the year. Seems like I remember the Balsa Loc being kind of expensive.

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Jan 01, 2013, 11:34 PM
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Titebond III sounds like a good choice. I don't use it for building because it doesn't sand as well as Titebond II. But, it is more water resistant and flexible, just what is needed for covering.

There are so many variations in "white" glues it pays to try a few out. I don't like Elmer's "School" white glue (it does not dry clear for me). Then there is "Tacky Glue". I use it in place of canopy glue (Formula 560).

So, try out a few different 'white' glues. If one doesn't work, try another.
Jan 07, 2013, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by J Morgan
We need Fuzz to weigh on on this. He has used it for years on everything from tissue covering to putting in on his breakfast cereal. Fuzz knows Mod Podge!

Yes, I have been using it for years! I have used it, along with aliphatics, for heat laminating woods and covering frames. Sealing foam plugs, foam planes(bite my lip)

One thing I have noticed about mod-Podge, once cured it is indeed waterproof. It dries and cures much harder than aliphatics, which means it sands easier. My most recent use, is wood laminations for surface outlines. Ammoniated water used to relax the wood, does not seem to affect the cure, which is faster than aliphatics. And sands so much easier.

Gloss seams to work better for heat proccesing. Less porosity. But for coating/finish work, the matt sands real easy. Mix a little talc into it, thin it about 25% with water, and it's a great sandable sealer on foam. I prefer not to use water based products on wood surfaces. So I still use the smelly old Balsa-Rite for my Kover-All, Poly-span, and dress lining coverings, as I use lacquer sealers anyway.

Here the Firefly laminations being done with matt(for easy sanding) Mod-Podge.


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