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Museum Putty Hardware Mounting

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Hi--I think it's been about three years since this suggestion came up in the forums.  I just thought I'd mention again how useful "museum putty," a/k/a sticky putty, is to mount hardware.  Here's a quote from the original post:

"I cured the problem [CH Yoke mounting] long ago here by using the plastic clay sold to mount posters on the wall... goes under different trade names these days. Original was called "fun-tack" I think. Now Scotch brand "Adhesive Putty", other brands with other trade names. Anyway, placing a nice size wad of this under each foot of the yoke and then pressing the unit down with body weight for 15 seconds or so, will hold it in place until you need to move it. (you still need to tighten the clamps well).  Be sure to knead the plastic clay in your fingers before you stick it down each time. Best bet is white as it will not leave color behind."

I've used this stuff to mount all sorts of hardware on my desk without having to drill holes.  It also comes off without leaving any residue when you need to.  Right now I've got a number of Goflight modules in the metal boxes stuck to my flight desk.  Rock solid.  Any time something's sitting on the desk, museum putty's at least in part holding it down.  It's also reusable.  I've got some from a couple of years ago and it still works.

Just a reminder.

Jay


Forever indebted to the late Michael Greenblatt of FSGS.

 

 

 

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