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Securing mesh for chan link fence
Posted by kasskaboose on Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:21 PM

This video shows using CA to glue cloth mesh to a fence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_guMOYoCpw

The problem is the tulle doesn't stay on the posts.  I use epoxy to secure the tulle and add small weights, but the tulle lifts off the posts when I cut away any excess.  Any suggestions?   Use CA instead?

Thanks!

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:41 PM

I've always used CA.  Sometimes a bit of mesh lifts, but mostly it works.  Don't be afraid to repeat the application if necessary.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:48 PM

Looks like a nice way to make the fence.  Notice he laid the post structure on the mesh, and gently pressed in place.  He used CA.  Maybe you should try CA.

Notice when the mesh was initialy glued in place, he turned it over, brushed on more CA, and then added the nuts for weights.

It looks simple enough to me.  I use CA for just about everything.

Why try to reinvent the process with epoxy?  Use the CA.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, February 3, 2020 8:53 AM

I don't use epoxy for anything on the model bench any longer. It must be over a decade since I used it for something.

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I do use epoxy putty for sculpting, specifically Kneadatite from PSI. 

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Posted by dknelson on Monday, February 3, 2020 9:55 AM

kasskaboose

This video shows using CA to glue cloth mesh to a fence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_guMOYoCpw

The problem is the tulle doesn't stay on the posts.  I use epoxy to secure the tulle and add small weights, but the tulle lifts off the posts when I cut away any excess.  Any suggestions?   Use CA instead?

Thanks!    

Perhaps tiny applications of a tacky glue/cement product to hold the tulle in place while applying CA.  

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Monday, February 3, 2020 9:22 PM

I had the same issues. I tryed regular styrine cement/solvent. Don't recall witch one. Same Stuff ? Worked for me.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:57 AM

Looks nice UncleB., I like the lumber shed.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:56 AM

You made the fence also and secured the mesh only with cement?

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:28 AM

kasskaboose

You made the fence also and secured the mesh only with cement?

 

kasskaboose
You made the fence also and secured the mesh only with cement?

 Yes Sir; Evergreen stuff for the frame, mesh came from walmart.

If I recall, Used two sided tape on the bench, to glue frame, then added the mesh before painting.

I do remember, questioning why it worked, perhaps the mesh is a type of plastic also ?

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:31 AM

mbinsewi
Looks nice UncleB., I like the lumber shed.

  Thanks, thats a rebuild of the one you guys helped me out with

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:44 AM

Maybe it was a plastic.  Tulle, the stuff the guy in the video used is made from a variety of products, like silk, nylon, rayon, or cotton, and also a polyester blend.

All but the polyester stuff can be dyed different colors, not that you'd probably want to for chain link fence.

I'd do the process just the way the video shows, using CA.

I also just noticed a new full page ad in the new MRR from Woodland Scenics, and their line of fencing.

You don't need to make stuff now days, just go buy it, and instantly you have a fence. Sigh

Brings to mind that thread on scratchbuilding.

I remember your thread on the lumber shed.

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Posted by barrok on Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:12 PM

Make sure you are using the nylon tulle - I bought mine at Walmart. I had some issues as well gluing it to the fence posts at first. I discovered that when I dabbed a bit on the corners posts laid the tulle on and let it dry for about an hour, it worked well.  Then I went back and lightly brushed more CA on along the fence posts and let that dry. It takes time for the CA to cure - I found that if I don't rush the process, it works well.  Once I figure out how to post a pic, I'll show you what the finished piece looks like.

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Posted by barrok on Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:15 PM
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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, February 10, 2020 6:23 AM

That looks great Charles.  The barb wire top strands look very convincing.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:18 AM

Glad others are looking at this!

HD sells brush-on Gorilla (aka Crazy) glue and it works for the fence!  Don't use the squeeze type of CA or Epoxy since you need to seep through the Tulle.  Tulle is a challenge to use but not rushing it works!  By taking time with the effort, you also avoid pulling out the posts and having to resolder them.  Don't ask how I know!

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