Scribed panel lines

Scribed panel lines

Post by Pete & Ka » Fri, 07 Apr 2000 04:00:00



What is the best way of removing all of the sanding dust from scribed panel
lines. I have tried cleaning them up with a scribing tool but this doesn't
get all of the dust out and doesn't do at all well on rivets and such.
Thanks for sharing your experience, Pete
 
 
 

Scribed panel lines

Post by Mike » Fri, 07 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> What is the best way of removing all of the sanding dust from scribed panel
> lines.

 I just use a cotton pad and water or ***. If that doesn't work I
scrub with a toothbrush and as a final resort I get out a toothpick.

--
Mike Dougherty
Toronto, Ont.
Canada
IPMS C4928
low guy on the pole at
IPMS/"Buzz" Beurling
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Charles Met » Fri, 07 Apr 2000 04:00:00


 > What is the best way of removing all of the sanding dust from
 > scribed panel lines. I have tried cleaning them up with a scribing
 > tool but this doesn't get all of the dust out and doesn't do at all
 > well on rivets and such. Thanks for sharing your experience, Pete

I use gently running water and a bit of mild dishwashing detergent
(e.g., "Ivory Liquid" -- not the automatic dishwasher stuff) on an old,
not-too-stiff toothbrush.  Works great.

  Charles Metz

 
 
 

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Post by QUIKB » Sat, 08 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Try this.....
Using a small paint brush, put a touch of "Testors Liquid Cement" on the panel
lines. It is so thin that capillary action will suck it down the panel line. It
will melt any "dust" into the panel line. Works great!
Ray Lloyd  IPMS#36878
 FREMONT HORNETS
"If the enemy is in range, so are you"
 
 
 

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Post by Wayne C. Morri » Sat, 08 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> What is the best way of removing all of the sanding dust from scribed
> panel lines. I have tried cleaning them up with a scribing tool but
> this doesn't get all of the dust out and doesn't do at all well on
> rivets and such.

I just wash with soap & water and scrub with an old toothbrush.
 
 
 

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Post by Frank Kova » Sat, 08 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Try sanding using a dish soap as a lubricant. It will collect the dust
for you as you sand and leave your model squeaky clean.

Frank

Quote:

> What is the best way of removing all of the sanding dust from scribed panel
> lines. I have tried cleaning them up with a scribing tool but this doesn't
> get all of the dust out and doesn't do at all well on rivets and such.
> Thanks for sharing your experience, Pete

 
 
 

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Post by Rich » Sat, 08 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Toothbrush and toothpaste.  I've tried most of the other
suggestions here (except for the glue option, and I think I'll
pass on that one) and I've found the toothpaste works wonders.
The abrasive properties clean off some of the plastic that's
still attached to the model, and the detergent lowers the
surface tension of the water to help get it in all of the nooks
and crannies.  Works for me.  Rich.

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Post by Marco Trig » Sun, 09 Apr 2000 04:00:00


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> Toothbrush and toothpaste.  I've tried most of the other

    Yeah... toothpaste is good for that and for polishing transparent
cannopies. Look, as for the rivets or portholes in 1/700 ships (well, you
only have to sand the hull when you are restoring very old and children
victim 1/700 ships), if there's still any stuff stuck in them... use a
needle. If you don't want to wash the whole model, use a needle also. Its
not a thrilling job though lol

    Cheers:
    marco

 
 
 

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Post by Royabulg » Sun, 09 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Yeah... toothpaste is good for that and for polishing transparent
>cannopies.

If you're going to get toothpaste for polishing canopies, get some denture or
smoker's toothpaste.  It is a bit more businesslike, and seems to have more
abrasive in it.  Kim M
 
 
 

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Post by Jprie » Sun, 09 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Testors liquid glue is by far the best way to clean the sanding dust from panel
lines. Its quick and easy, no mess and guaranteed to get rid of every last bit
of residue. This may sound a bit scary but believe me, it works great. I've
tried all the other techniques and using Testors (not Tenax!! Its much too
"hot") is they way to go. Just don't glob it on!
 
 
 

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Post by Steve Filak, Sr » Mon, 10 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Hi Pete-

Usually when I finish scribing a plane, I'll steel wool the entire area that
was scribed, fill the sink with warm (not hot) water, and dunk the parts.
If the panel lines don't clear on their own, I'll use an old toothbrush and
a little dish soap as well.  Works every time!

HTH-
Steve Filak, Sr.
Senior Editor
The Aircraft Resource Center
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com