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I have a buddy who just got done restoring a '59 Bonneville promo. He said that it was pretty decent as far as warpage, when he got it. He polished it up real nice, and did the trim with Bare Metal foil. I'm not sure how much painting he did on it (if any), as I can't recall him telling me, and I forgot to ask! He did a real nice job on it, and I've seen pics of it.
He told me he used tube silicone to glue things together. He said that after he glued it together and put some bands around it to hold things in place, it warped pretty good. The roof and sides warped like they are prone to doing, but he said that it really excelerated the warping after he glued it together.
Could you guys in the know tell me if the silicone could have reacted with the old acetate (or what ever it's made of), and caused it to quickly warp? I've never owned any models or promos that's made of material other than styrene (some resin pieces now), so I'm not familiar with how that may or may not react with each other. He says that he has used it before on old '50s promos with no problems, but this one warped after he glued it together.
Any thoughts on this situation?