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Testors Clear Parts Cement & Window Maker

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Testors Clear Parts Cement & Window Maker
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:26 AM

I've decided to try this Testors stuff to make the glass in my dive boat portholes. I did a test one and it has been 3 days but the cement doesn't seem to want to really harden. It is staying soft, kind of like dried Elmer's glue. Anybody know or have used this stuff? Does it ever really harden or cure?

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:56 AM

I use the Pacer 560 version.  Worked fine with a 1/72 PBY small side window.  Was even able to mask over it.

Couple of guys are using the UV hardening stuff.  Might get hold of Don Stauffer about that one.

Other than that, maybe thin clear styrene sheet, or pieces out of a clear fast food container or fruit container like berries come in.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:03 AM

I have used that product in the past and I did not have any problems with it. However, I applied a very thin layer over the gauges on a dashboard. 

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:43 PM

It does stay a bit pliable, and never gets really hard.  This is a good feature, if you ever have to remove the part.  I have made lots of windows, with no problems.

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:22 PM

I have used it on small windows and it worked fine.  How big are the portholes?  If they are too large, and if you put it on too thick, it may never harden completely.  Is it real clear yet? I would not use it for anything larger than about three sixteenth of an inch or comparable area.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:25 PM

My 'test' porthole was about 5/16". the build portholes are about 1/4". I was hoping not to have to cut or punch out little round pieces of clear plastic. Yeah, I'm kinda lazy, and impatient, I'll admit it.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:42 PM

Hi;

     I have used it extensively. I find it to be my normal go to. Now that said, How big is the opening you are trying to use it in? You know, you can punch discs out the size you need from.010 Evergreen clear styrene sheet.

      Another cheat is to cut strips that run the length of the group of P.Hs and do it that way.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:43 AM

I have been using Mod Podge for my windows.  It's like thick white glue that applies with a small paint brush.  Just brush on a thin coat on both surfaces and apply your window parts.  This works very well for me.  I even used it on a ceramic Easter Basket that seems to be holding its broken parts together very well.  It was recommended by the HPI Guys.  

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  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, February 19, 2021 5:44 AM

HooYah Deep Sea

My 'test' porthole was about 5/16". the build portholes are about 1/4". I was hoping not to have to cut or punch out little round pieces of clear plastic. Yeah, I'm kinda lazy, and impatient, I'll admit it.

 

That's pretty big. And make sure you shake the bottle well before using it.

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