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Old 11-01-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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Recipe for raised rivets

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During my quest for learning how to make raised rivets I found the following recipe for us Canadian builders. All of the articles I read said to use TITEBOND glue dispensed from an applicator bottle. Couldn't find this Titebond stuff anywhere, so I started testing various glues myself.
The wood glues and aliphatic resin glues didn't work very well as when the glue dot dried it look like a raisin. This glued had shrunk when it dried.
My final tests worked absolutely fantastic and consisted of the following.

10 parts WELDBOND to 1 part water. As this glue dries clear and I didn't want a clear rivet to show if the paint gets weathered off. so added 1 part of a "dollar store" outdoor metallic water based paint.
The final recipe = 10 parts Weldbond + 1 part water + 1 part water based paint.

This formula dries without any shrinkage and leaves a nice rounded rivet head.

By the way, I use a small CA bottle with a custom sized applicator tip to get the correct sized rivet head. "SEE MAKE YOUR OWN CA TIPS"
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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I think Weldbond glue is a special substance left by benevolent aliens to solve all of Earth's problems.

Just a theory. The stuff is awesome.

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Old 11-01-2005, 08:17 PM   #3
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Pictures please Silve. I have a a lot of interest in the project your working on .

Thanks for the tips (on the tips and the rivets!), they are very good and will come in useful. Once I finish using up this crappy monokote I have!

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