Mix epoxy resin adhesive. Wearing latex or nitrile gloves, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to mix a small batch of epoxy resin adhesive.
Glue the bezel to the acetate. Leaving the tubing in place, carefully lift the bezel wall. Use a disposable paintbrush to apply the epoxy resin adhesive to the bottom of the bezel. Avoid getting adhesive on the interior of the bezel wall. Use a clean disposable paintbrush to remove any excess adhesive.
Place the bezel adhesive-side down in its original position on the acetate. Allow the adhesive to dry completely.
Glue the tubing components to the acetate. Use tweezers to carefully lift one piece of tubing from your design. Apply adhesive to the bottom edge of the tubing, and return the tubing to its original position, gluing it to the acetate. Repeat to glue the remaining tubing components to the acetate.
NOTE: Because the adhesive cures quickly, you may have to mix more than one small batch, gluing only a few pieces of tubing at a time.
Allow the adhesive to dry completely.
Secure the bezel. Press Silly Putty around the outside of the bezel [PHOTO 6].
NOTE: Surrounding an open-back bezel with Silly Putty prevents the resin from leaking outside the bezel wall.
Be sure the bezel assembly is on a level surface. If you don’t have a carpenter’s level, use a glass of water as a gauge to determine if your table or work surface is level.
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