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  • Member since
    August 2008
  • From: Long Beach, CA
canopy dust
Posted by pathvet9 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:01 PM

I am not sure I am in the correct forum but wanted to ask about this problem that I have had more than once with closed canopiesIt is very annoying to remove the canopy masking to find bits of debris sticking to the underside of the clear canopy.

I have taken such measures as waxing the inside as well as blowing out

the cockpit with my airbrush before closing up but it still seems to occur.

 

My latest strategy is going to be to try a Tamiya anti-static brush that isn't cheap but hopefully will help.

Any other ideas would be most appreciated.   Bow Down

 

 

 

 

Cheers, Jake

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:20 PM

If you want to paint with the canopy in place, might try tacking it in place with elmers white glue and clean and glue it tight after.

If solid one color paint, mask both sides so you can paint off the model and install after.  Dry fit to suit before masking and painting.  Mask the pit on canopy rails with soft foam, tape or combination.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:33 PM

If you need (or wish) to attach your canopy before finishing, you essentially need to carefully 'seal off' the cockpit enclosure to create a barrier. Further construction and painting (and handling) will almost always generate those particles...which will then almost always be drawn by static to the canopy area.

White glue is probably the easiest sealant to use. Be sure to fill any gaps around landing gear bays (especially tailwheels, where applicable), engine intakes and so on. It usually only takes a minute or two, but can save a lot of grief later on.

Greg

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 15, 2019 8:55 AM

I certainly have had the problem.  While I have used my airbrush to clean completed models, especially sailing ships, I had not thought about it for cleaning out cockpits!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August 2008
  • From: Long Beach, CA
Posted by pathvet9 on Monday, July 15, 2019 9:48 AM

In the case of this Eduard P-38, the canopy consisted of a complicated set of pieces that precluded attaching them after paint. As it was, I did a lousy job of putting iot all together and thus needed to paint in place but I will take the idea of painting off the model to heart. Thanks.

Cheers, Jake

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Nuts to all but my Norfolk terrier is laughing

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