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FINE LINE APPLICATORS
Posted by recce009 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:40 PM

Saw these for sale in hobby shop. Anyone ever used one? Checked ionto them online.....not much info. Look like they could be useful.

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    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:54 PM

Are you referring to an applicator bottle with a fine metal tip like a syringe tip only blunt?  

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Posted by recce009 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:15 AM

yes

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    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:32 AM

My company sells these and I have used them in different ways in the past.  They seem to work best for liquids that are thicker consistancy.  Anything water thin or thinner just pours out no matter how thin the needle.  With thicker glues it works well and paints do well too.

You have to experiment to get the hang of it.  I have a set on my work bench and have used them for glue application but in the end they are more work then they are worth.  Since they are usually not air tight, anything stored in them eventually dries up or gets too thick to squeeze out.

I end up using a fine point brush most of the time.  There may be a use for them but so far I have not been able to find it and I get them for free.

We mostly sell them to people using a lot of glue or other liquids where they will be refilling on a daily or semi regular basis.  Even we have been told by our customers that once they are done for the day they tend to squeeze any remaining liquid out and clean the bottle and tips otherwise the liquid dries up in the bottle and tip and they become useless.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:12 AM

I have used the applicators to apply CA accelerator to a precise spot. I have also used it to apply Tamita extra thin glue, but it seems too liquid and runs quickly if you are not careful.

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