| Discovered that putty in such thick
amounts will dissolve the fibre completely, as opposed to lending it
I tested this with the Enterprise D
and it worked just fine. The pile of putty used to lend
support to the fibre was still gooey this morning, and the hull
material had melted again. I have reached the conclusion that
any glue that doesn't dry immediately will allow the hull to absorb
some chemical within it, and when that happens the two practically
feed off of eachother depending upon quantity of adhesive substance
This is, of course, after I had
heated and polished the tip of this fibre. I almost cracked the hull
trying to get the damn thing back out. I shaved it down with
an Exacto knife, picked at the other end with the dental picks and
then used a toothpick to force it out of the hull. 1/16"
of material was a bitch to push out - guess I attached it pretty
I'm going to skip the putty part, and
use superglue and external heating.
After I clean up this mess..