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  1. #1
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    Apogee Saturn V Wraps

    I recently got an Apogee Saturn V. I was wondering if anyone has come up with a better method of attaching the polystyrene wraps, I'm a little leery of using just CA. I was thinking of using the same method I used on my Estes Sat V. For that I used spray glue to attach the wraps, then sealed the edges with thin CA. What I really want to avoid is the cracking problems that some have reported.

    Mike L.
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    I'm a big fan of the 3M High Strength 90 spray adhesive. It is essential a spray contact cement, and is available at your local Home Depot store. A thin layer is applied to each surface, the carrier solvent is allowed to flash off, and the wrap is then applied. Unlike traditional contact cement, you'll be afforded a few seconds to separate the parts to correct any positioning errors.

    I used the stuff successfully to apply thin styrene fascia parts to the airframe tube on a couple of recent projects:

    Estes Little Joe II: http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthr...-Modifications

    1/12 scale Little Joe 1A: http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthr...is-component-)

    Practicing with scrap material before using the adhesive on the expensive Apogee Saturn V parts is highly recommended!

    Good luck,
    James

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