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Model Rams

Post #1 by Dah » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:39 pm

Hi,

Has anyone ever found a good solution to model rams that are too loose?

Thanks,
Dave


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Re: Model Rams

Post #2 by ron54 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:09 pm

If they are the usual moulded type with shiny metal rod insert try this; Disconnect the insert and pull it right out.. degrease it and holding vertically by its non ram end, dip it into a tin of GLOSS varnish.
Still holding it upright allow the excess to run off the end the allow it to dry overnight whilst keeping it in the vertical position (in a bulldog clip or similar).
Repeat if another layer is required...If you muck it up a wipe over with thinners will clear it all. The main thing is to let the varnish dry properly
otherwise it will "grab" the plastic tube. Hope this helps some..


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Re: Model Rams

Post #3 by Dah » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:42 am

Great idea - thanks very much.


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Re: Model Rams

Post #4 by topkit » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:17 pm

Give the outer plastic ram a squeeze with a pair of long nose pliers, just be careful that you don't split the plastic.


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