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Old 29-01-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Sticking Peco Backscenes

Hi I have just discovered a good way of fixing Peco Backscenes to 1mm card. I have used 2 inch wide double sided sticky tape. Actually 3 horizontal strips. I have used PVA and other glues beforebut always ended up with some bubbles. I was going to try weak wallpaper paste but this is not as messy. The backscenes will have Metcalfe stone walling card at the bottom. and the card will be fixed to painted concrete block walls with Blu Tack. I will try to post a photo when I have finished. Paul
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Old 29-01-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Good idea, I also find that an aerosol based adhesive can be quite good for backscenes, usually an artists mounting adhesive.

Most problems seem to come from the glue being too thick, or having too much of it. the aerosol gives a nice fine spray.
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Old 30-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Hi Kevin
Thanks for your comments. My daughter who graduated last year with an Arts degree also recommended spray mount but I thought my idea might work out cheaper! I have still got a bubble in it but that comes with working late into the night. I must say that I am really enjoying using this forum and I find it gives you an incentive to keep going at this marvelous hobby of ours.

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The other thing you could try is mounting film from a picture framers. Essentially it a sheet of double sided tape rather than a roll.
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I tried a idea posted on here suggesting using Prit sticks. Forget it .
It was a miserable failure.
Last time I used PVA wood glue spread thinly , I had no trouble at all with that.
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I will confess that I used wallpaper paste to stick my backscenes to hardboard. I left it for a while before I applied it, to let the paste soak in. After application, it did indicate a bubble or two until it had dried completely, then it was OK. I have used pritt stick on other papers and found that after some time the items part company, when the glue dries out I would think.
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Spray mount shouldn't be regarded as permanent, I've used a top quality brand to mount A4 and A3 prints and have found on several occasions that it loses its grip. of course it could be the photo safe stuff that's a bit weaker?

I think I'll be going with thinned PVA and letting the paper soak a bit before applying, I'll also be treating it like wallpaper and use a hanging brush to avoid bubbles.
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I used 'View Glue' successfully in the past but it wouldn't stick some Artpapers back scenes to MDF last week so I used I to thin some PVA.
The problem is that the back scenes stretches a little as it gets damp and crinkles and forms bubbles, fortunately these disappeared as the whole thing dries out.
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Thinned down PVA, works every time for me, just have to be a bit careful when putting the back scene on to the hardboard.
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Hi. Refering to my original post do not fix card to painted concrete walls with blutack or anything else for that matter if you are in a shed outside as the cardboard will attract damp as I have found out!
I have now battened the walls and fastened ply wood to the battens and fixed the card to that by staples for now. No doubt the staples will go rusty in time!
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