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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:45 pm 
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i recently downloaded some of the windows paul has made available and had them printed on velum…here’s the link…

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/html/printed_resources.html

there is one slight problem with velum…it doesn’t like the moisture in white glue…which makes the velum wrinkle and distort…

the method outlined in the following two photos shows a way to install them with no distortion…

there may be other installation methods…but i like this one because the stiff cardboard frame is much easier to handle than velum and readily takes the white glue…

my very best regards…

howard


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Thanks for the tip, Howard. Can't wait to see the whole building.


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Interesting solution. I installed mine with Aileen's tacky glue and had no problems except that I had a hard time getting it to stick down. Also this bottle is REAL old and very thickened more than fresh is. Perhaps contact cement would serve.


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tom...here's a product i have been wanting to try...going to get some soon...it is reported to deliver superior results...

http://www.weldbond.com/

wonder how it will work on velum and even red cell windows?...

my verry best regards...

howard...


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I think I read somewhere that rubber cement was good for putting in windows. However, I don't know how durable that would be...


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