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model glue
Posted by model lover on Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:25 AM

How long does model glue last before it gets old? How many years does it last?

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    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:58 PM
What kind of glue ? I find the ca or super glue can turn pretty quickly,the liquid stuff evaporates over time

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    June, 2018
Posted by model lover on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:49 AM

I'm using tamiyas glue. the regular and extra thin cement.

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:09 AM

Does 5 min. Epoxy have a shelf life ? mine doesn't seem to be adhering as well as it used to.

 

 

 

 

 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:28 AM

Hi;

     Well, the question is this. How fast do you use up a bottle? I usually have about a fine sludge in the bottom in about a year. The comment about super glues is correct. I use it a lot and I've noticed when I open the refill bottles( Very Large) I have about six months to a year of shelf life.  T.B.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:46 AM

model lover

I'm using tamiyas glue. the regular and extra thin cement.

 

I find the Tamiya bottled cement to last several years. I've yet to had one go bad. Hard to say exactly how many years though.

In my experience, when plastic glue goes bad, you'll know it. It will simply fail to hold parts together.

-Greg

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:59 AM

Jay Jay

Does 5 min. Epoxy have a shelf life ? mine doesn't seem to be adhering as well as it used to.

 

I have had problems with epoxy in recent years even when it was not old, as far as sticking to styrene.  Someone said on this forum awhile back that the kit makers may be using different styrene than in the past.  Don't know about epoxy chemistry, but it does seem that way.  When I first had problems I blamed release agents, but I washed and cleaned kits thoroughly and it didn't make a difference.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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