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EZ Line - fine
Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:43 PM

I'm rigging a model with EZ Line (fine) and have run into a problem. Apparently thin superglue causes the line to sorta "curl" and shrivel. Is there anything that will help straighten out this kink without destroying the surrounding area? I tried de-bonder but was afraid the stuff would eventually unglue my cargo blocks; overnight stretching didn't work, nor did stretching the offending line and coating it with PVA glue. Any suggestions?

TIA

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:41 AM

TIA

not sure about this , as I have never used the line . 

but I have seen a guy use a soldering iron , held close , not on , to the line to shrink it ,

might be worth having a test go at it .

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    September, 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:26 AM

I have had the same problem.  Ended up having to replace the whole piece. 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:42 PM

I just started using EZ line for rigging on 1/700 scale ships.  I have used it for years for seizing on larger sailing ships and always used fly tying head cement to secure it.  When I started using CA and EZ line on the 1/700 ships, it was either too hot and cause a white burn spot and leave a blob, or would wick its way up the thread causing all sorts of problems.

First and foremost, if using CA, use medium or thick.  DO NOT USE THE THIN!  It will wick along the entire length of the line and will end up in places you would never imagine.

I now started using the head cement on the 1/700 models. Its takes time, using a syringe and first having to attach all the lower lines, letting it dry, then attach the upper lines to the mast.  But the head cement doesn't wick or leave glue blobs, and will give some flex which allows the EZ line to tighten up with a little heat without causing any distortion.

I know CA is probably just fine to use, I see modelers do fantastic stuff with it and EX line, its just I seem have poor skills when it comes to using it. 

Scott

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:49 PM

That’s a good tip.

I use thick and slow CA and it seems to avoid that problem.

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:53 PM

So where do you get EZ line from?

John

On the Bench: 1/72 FW190F-8, 1/48 ESCI Mirage III C

Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:00 PM

Amazon

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:47 PM

GMorrison

That’s a good tip.

I use thick and slow CA and it seems to avoid that problem.

 

Same here with me.

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    April, 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:30 PM

falconmod

So where do you get EZ line from?

John

 

Berkshire Junction http://berkshirejunction.com/subdirectory/ez-line/

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:16 AM

Hi John ;

  I get mine from Hill Country Hobbies on Bandera Road at Ford's Landing , in San Antonio . I get my line and an occassional model plus the greatest friendly insults a Marine can get from a Danged Flyboy from the space cadets !! LOL LOL. Gary and I are close friends so it's all in fun !

 He also has a great selection of Vallejo , Mig and Tamiya colors . Associated thinners and Mr Surfacer are there too . After-Market Decals to die for as well . Most books you would want and lots of other stuff .

  No Trains Though ! So He concentrates on the Armor , Ships and Planes as well as Autos folks want .   Tanker -Builder

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:57 AM

I have found that it has a shelf life. Maybe keep it in a zip lock.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, February 16, 2018 12:40 AM

have a look at how this guy use's ez line with CA glue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzC143_3Qzg

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, February 16, 2018 9:26 AM

Thank You " G "

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