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Posted by Peaches on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:13 AM

So hear is my dilemma I have the Academy F-15 and I was going to throw som PE on there.  But the PE is two parts and I was going to paint the bottom part before I glue on the second one.  So my question is what glue could I use to put the two pieces together without ruining the paint on the top/or bottom one.  

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:51 AM

Which part are you talking about. If its somthing like an IP, i would use white glue. If somthing else whereyou are just gluing a thin edge, i would use CA.

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Posted by Peaches on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:54 AM

White glue will hold PE?  I thought that was only for styrene or will the Testors stuff that is used clear parts work?  I also have the Arleen's tacky glue, just curious will that work as well

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:01 AM

I use wood glue. If the testors stuff is the same as the Microscale 0ne for canopy's, then ye, that will work. And if it is for an IP, the good thin is you can cover the whole back piece and when dry you will have clear lenses on the instruments.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:56 AM

Peaches

White glue will hold PE?  I thought that was only for styrene or will the Testors stuff that is used clear parts work?  I also have the Arleen's tacky glue, just curious will that work as well

 

White glue is fine for gluing small PE pieces to the model.  The weight of the PE pieces are so light that not a lot of strength is required.  However, as someone above mentioned, I would not use white glue to fasten a piece of PE edgewise to another piece of PE.  A week bond with not much area could result in that piece coming loose and disappearing.  For gluing PE brass or stainless to another piece of same material, CA is about the best.  I think gel CA might be a bit better in this case, because you can make a fillet at the joint which will add strength.

 And for gluing a PE piece to a painted PE piece, make sure to remove any paint at joint area first. In fact, I would glue pieces together and then brush-paint.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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