balasting

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by John Sneed, May 18, 2003.

  1. John Sneed

    John Sneed Member

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    I know this subject has been covered before,but I
    have a short retention span, BALASTING.
    Is the formula 1 part water,2 parts glue, with a drop or two of soap? John
  2. belg

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    Hey John I use a fifty fifty mix with a few drops of soap for my ballasting.I model nscale so don't know if the ratio cahnges if you go to a larger size.
  3. leghome

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    Also before balasting it is a good idea to spray a mist of alcohol over the ballast to break the tension of the sruface. This makes the glue mixture flow and wick its way thru the ballast much easier.