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    Hey all,

    I just used some canopy glue formula 560 on some acetate and came up with a bit of a blotchy mess. My understanding of this glue was that it dries completely clear. The bottle Im using says Zap on it with green lettering. The examples Ive found online all have red lettering. Did I purchase the wrong thing? Did I apply too much?

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    It clearly says Canopy Formula 560 on the bottle in red

    Seems to me this is a sort of Micro Klear or Deluxe Materials Glue 'n Glaze


    On the Zap website it doesn't show the green labeled bottle , only see it on Ebay , so maybe I'm wrong but could be a fake.
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    Yup, thats what I’m looking for Jan. I didn’t get the stuff on Ebay and I forget the name of the supplier. When I received this “canopy glue” that didn’t look like any of the others I had seen online I was a little suspicious but figured that labels change from time to time. Clearly I got the wrong stuff. I think it was a supplier of “war gaming” materials....whatever that is. They had good deals on valejo products so I added it to my cart.

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    I had never heard of canopy glue so I googled it and found the following. It shows a picture of the bottle Jan showed as well as a bottle from Zap.

    http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/20...nopy-glue.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by African Pirate View Post
    I had never heard of canopy glue so I googled it and found the following. It shows a picture of the bottle Jan showed as well as a bottle from Zap.

    http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/20...nopy-glue.html
    Yup, thank you for your troubles @African Pirate. I’ve found similar. Mine is the green one on the right. I must be doing something wrong.

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    It may be the wax paper. I’m a huge fan of wax paper when it come to wood glue in wood on wood applications (any residue left over is simply sanded away before staining) but all this fancy hobby glue is new to me. It could be that I’m getting a reaction between the canopy glue and the wax paper. It happened to me when using super glue as well. Most likely pilot error here. I will do some tests. I may be an idiot, but I enjoy learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by African Pirate View Post
    I had never heard of canopy glue so I googled it and found the following. It shows a picture of the bottle Jan showed as well as a bottle from Zap.

    http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/20...nopy-glue.html
    Yet , when you go to Zap's own site the only one you find there is the red bottle with Pacer on it. https://www.zapglue.com/specialty-glues
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    Any improvement..........even though it says fast drying, sometimes it takes quite a while to become clear....at least mine does.

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    It remains the same. I may be able to find an N scale window washer to put out near the window Might be a cool little scene.

    Chad

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