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Old 10-20-2017, 11:54 AM
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I had a bottle of that high-heat aluminum paint. I used it on the inside of the lower tube on an old Augie II, one of my favorite Designs of the Month Estes Plan #28.

http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/eirp_28.htm
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:30 PM
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Here's one from my blog about the Centuri Super Bond Glue:

Chris,

Great story! Also, of note, the photo of the bottle is a different pattern than the one on my bottle. So they must have been successful enough that they went through at least two label printings, LOL.

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Old 10-20-2017, 01:57 PM
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Here's one from my blog about the Centuri Super Bond Glue:
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...rbond-glue.html


Yes....but which Titebond, I wonder (or was there only one then)?
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Steve,

Nice collection of 'oddball' model rocketry stuff.

I need to find my Centuri ruler/scale and take a picture of it.
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Here's one from my blog about the Centuri Super Bond Glue:
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...rbond-glue.html

I had some bottles of the Centuri glue, then stumbled across Titebond in a lumber yard while I was out with my dad...I recognized the yellow glue, bought a bottle and stuck with Titebond from then on. I think SIG repackaged Titebond also??
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Back when Centuri sold glue, only 'original' Titebond was available.

Very cool little display of vintage items on Steve's shelf.
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Right after I posted that I figured "there was only one kind at the time" was the actual answer. Thanks.

And yes, it is a neat collection.

John Boren was handing out Estes Space Corps pins at NSL this year. I wore mine the rest of the weekend .
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Thanks for the anecdotes of olden days, all!

I remember seeing all those exotic supplies in the 1970 Estes & 1971 Centuri catalogs, and being blown away -- intimidated and amazed -- by the depth of stuff available. My friends & I would build a plastic model and if we painted it at all, use whatever paint we could get and use a Q-tip.

I remember ruining a comedy horror-hot rod by using green dope. Paint was paint, right? And I must have gotten the bottle from a hobby store. My father was totally useless when it came to hobby stuff so I had no education or support there.

I do recall reading, in a MRN reprint or maybe the "plan book," that toothpaste could be used as rubbing compound! I'm sure it would work, but my spray finishes were so terrible that this just made the ripply bubbly surfaces minty fresh.
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