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Offline MCOB  
#1 Posted : 29 January 2012 20:51:05(UTC)
MCOB

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I am covering my table with Life Like Grass mat. It is paper thin and comes in 4x8 sheets. Any suggestions on how to stretch it out and make it flat on the table? For those who have used it, did you glue or staple it to the table?

Any suggestions/comments are welcome.

Best regards,
Michael O’Brien
Offline Shintaro  
#2 Posted : 29 January 2012 22:51:18(UTC)
Shintaro

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Hi,
It will take awhile to get it perfectly flat.
But I would glue it in stages, just to ensure uniform flatness.
Personally I would not staple.
Cheers.
Offline MCOB  
#3 Posted : 30 January 2012 01:38:17(UTC)
MCOB

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Thanks, What kind of glue would you use?
Offline dntower85  
#4 Posted : 30 January 2012 03:12:35(UTC)
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On my o gauge layout I used the woodland secnics grass matt, I used staples and 3m 77spray glue and a heat gun. If I ever try it again I might try the glue used to a fix counter top laminent.
Its hard to get it stretched out to lay flat.
DT
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Offline Shintaro  
#5 Posted : 30 January 2012 03:43:10(UTC)
Shintaro

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Go simple, PVA glue.

It's what I'm using to lay my grass mats (i'm using Noch branded sheets).
Also use it to flock anything as well.

It's great cos it dries clear.
Offline xxup  
#6 Posted : 30 January 2012 05:43:20(UTC)
xxup

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I used that spray contact glue that you buy from art stores.. 3M make it..
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Online BrandonVA  
#7 Posted : 30 January 2012 14:54:35(UTC)
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Just be careful with the 3m super 77. It is good stuff, allows things to be a bit workable, good adhesion, etc. But if you over-spray onto anything else, it leaves a residue that remains sticky for a long time.
Offline hennabm  
#8 Posted : 30 January 2012 16:10:08(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Michael

PVA for me as well, the none addictive one LOL It does dry clear and can be used for the scatter/flock as well.

To get my mat in position first I used drawing pins and then smoothed it oiut before then lifting a corner at a time and pasting underneath it. I found it worked and left it falt with no lumps or air bubbles etc. If you should get and air bubble, just use a pin to puncture it and smooth down.

Mike
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Offline dntower85  
#9 Posted : 30 January 2012 17:30:21(UTC)
dntower85

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A little bit of dark and lite green foam grass or static flock over the mat can help break up the mats single shade and make it look more natural.
DT
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Offline kbvrod  
#10 Posted : 30 January 2012 19:16:52(UTC)
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Hi Michael,all,
Ever see guys lay carpet? Anchor one side and then pull to lay flat and anchor the other.A extra set of hands would help here,...

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