Saturday, June 17, 2017

Estes Apollo Little Joe II Build, Part 13, Fin Halves Gluing

These new fins are very well molded. They fit very tight without glue and take a little effort to separate them!

When gluing these halves I only applied glue to the long, diagonal leading edge.

After the two sides were pressed together, glue was brushed over the outside joint seam. Again, go light.

Apply glue on seam side and squeeze the two halves together.

Additional glue was brushed on the inside.

On the left is the dried glue that was brushed on bottom side of a fin.

The inset picture shows the same fin surface after sanding smooth.
The joint seam is gone! I didn't need any seam filler at all.
The glue is a solvent and melds the glued edges together.

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