I am refitting some mahogany lips to the plywood cockpit seats. There are some small gaps (about 1 mm) which cannot be accounted for by the sash clamps applying pressure.
I think the old glue (about 40 yrs old) was Cascamite, which seems to be unavailable in my part of the world, so I am experimenting with Evostik External Wood Glue ( a PU one, I think) mixed with West Systems Microfibres 403 for some bulk.
The attached pic shows the adhesive and fibre mixture in place on some rough wood (to give an artificial gap). The problem is that after nearly six hours in the warmth of the kitchen, my test piece shows little sign of the adhesive going off to the clear glue line I'd expect.
Does anyone have any experience of Evostik and its gap-filling properties please ? And particularly whether it might work with MicroFibres in the situation I have described ?
Or should I mount an expedition to by some Cascamite from the V&A ? I really don't fancy using proper West resins in the small quantities I need for this job, mainly bcs I don't have experience with it :wimpicon: