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Good to the last drop, my foot!! Tamiya thin

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Good to the last drop, my foot!! Tamiya thin
Posted by The Lt387 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:34 PM

I still have a 1/3d of a bottle left and the brush doesnt reach. What does everone else do?

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:05 PM

The brush has a telescoping feature.  Just be really careful how far you pull it to extend it.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:10 PM
I open a new bottle and when it's low enough I pour the remnants of the first one in

 

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:38 PM

I simply use a clean paintbrush.  Any cheap water color brush will do.  I like it better than the brush in the bottle, which doesn't pick up very much solvent per dip.

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Posted by EdGrune on Monday, October 11, 2021 6:37 AM

I use MEK as my cement of choice.   (Yes I know that some of you cannot get it due to the nanny-state). I refill my tamiya glue bottle from a hardware store sized can.  Have a funnel with a spout sized to fit the bottle opening and do it in the garage or outside to minimize fumes from spillage.   In use MEK fumes from the small bottle opening are minimal

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Monday, October 11, 2021 7:36 AM

I often use a small fork I made, for both solvent glues and thin ca.  I made it by grinding off part of a large sewing needle with my dremel, then jamming the point into a piece of quarter inch dowel.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, October 11, 2021 9:06 AM

Hi;

      When using  my favorite liquids it's always a fact that at times they will get to low for the brush. What I do is this. I wipe off the brush and then mark it's joint location with the lid fixture. Then Pull it off. Then I re-insert it to a snug fit leaving the mark visible so I can see how far I had to re-locate it. Sometimes after two such moves it won't stick in the lid anymore.

      Then I use a small fine point brush or Cut off sewing needle for application. The cutting of the eye of a needle is still one of the best applicatore for whatever glue. The great thing about them is at your sewing department you can get some that are quite long ,but thin. Perfect for a glue applicator when cut. Plus you can stick the bare end in a small shaped handle of basswood! Cause, remember the bare end has become the hand end which is also the Point of the whole thing!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, October 11, 2021 10:17 AM

...or he can just use the telescoping feature of the Tamiya cement brush that I mentioned in the second post.  No need to re-invent the wheel when it already exists and is right there.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, October 11, 2021 11:36 AM

Buy a new bottle and pour some of it into the old bottle till the brush can reach it,or just fill it up.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:39 AM

Eaglecash;

 Yeah for sure!

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Posted by The Lt387 on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:21 PM

ill prob do a combination of both as i dont care for its applicator brush to begin with. Thanks.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:47 AM

I just made a new needle tool that I use for thin glues.  I wanted a bigger eye for some joints on my current build that has some long joints, and a bigger eye would mean fewer dips per joint.  I still had the package of needles I had used in my older tools, and found one with a bigger eye.

Mounted it in a piece of dowel and used  a cutoff wheel to grind off the end of the eye.  Painted it a different color than the old one so I could easily tell the large eye tool from the small one.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by The Lt387 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:53 PM
I like this idea very much!
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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:18 PM

The needle fork is also nice for applying CA too.  I made several sizes.  Got an assortment package of needles, and a length of 1/4" dowel.  Cut to length that's comfortable to hold.  I rounded off the other end and sanded smooth with some 320

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, October 15, 2021 7:55 AM

goldhammer88

The needle fork is also nice for applying CA too.  I made several sizes.  Got an assortment package of needles, and a length of 1/4" dowel.  Cut to length that's comfortable to hold.  I rounded off the other end and sanded smooth with some 320

 

I also use mine mainly for CA.  I do not use solvent glue much- only for long seams or when I need really slow setting time to perfectly position the joint.  Only problem using it for CA is it takes frequent cleaning. Solvent glue just evaporates, but some CA always builds up on the fork. I clean the needle fork by cutting it off with my scraping knife.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 16, 2021 5:30 PM

Eaglecash867

The brush has a telescoping feature.  Just be really careful how far you pull it to extend it.

 

I've been using this stuff for years and never realized that! Thank you for the tip. Beer

Chad

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:30 PM

Mopar Madness
I've been using this stuff for years and never realized that! Thank you for the tip. 

No problem Chad.  I learned about it from somebody else on this forum.  I love that little pointy brush in the Tamiya bottle.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:39 PM

    I clean my CA applicator by letting it dry completely then take a lighter and burn the residue off. Wipe with paper towel and its back in service.

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