SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

model glue

1131 views
14 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    June 2018
Posted by model lover on Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:38 AM

I now use testors glue instead of tamiyas glue, it is much stronger. Though I like tamiys brush on feature. testors is cheaper to.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:07 AM

model lover

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

 

As long as you put the cap back on right away, and screw it tight, it will last a long time- at least a few years, unlike CA.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June 2020
Posted by Markeno on Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:59 PM

I have some really old "Ross" model glue in a tube.  I know I have had it about 25 years..  It spent 10+ in an attic, and looks to still likely work.  Granted it is the citrus like glue.  If my boys go to build something I will hand them that rather than CA glue or the liquid cements.

I have some Testors Liquid Cement in that interstingly shaped bottle.  I have had nearly as long.  I do randomly use it.  I don't know if it is as strong as when I purchased it.  I got out of models mostly for 20+ years and have been doing a little here and there again the last few years.

CA glue certainly dries up.  If sealed properly it can last over a year, maybe 2 but I won't generally bet on it.  

I recently purchased some Tamya Estra Thin Cement for the first time, so I can't say how long it may last.  I really like the appliator brush, the ease of dropping it back in and picking it up.

I also keep a tube of model glue around.  It can last a fair while if sealed properly.  My previous one was a Testors cement tube and it lasted quite a while.

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:03 AM

I store my unopened CA glues in the refrig if I do not need them.

 

Rob

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:07 AM
Opened CA glue will definitely go bad.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:28 AM

I have found that with Tamiya liquid glues that if you do not screw The top tightly, during the warmer summer months some of the volitile components will evaporate.   This leaves the less volitile components.  These less volitile materials are not as efficient in melting plastic

yes, Tamiya liquid glue can go bad over time if not kept tightly capped

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:52 AM

modelmaker66
Other than tube glue, I can't recall it ever going bad.

I have a tube of Pactra non-toxic glue from about 1979/80 which is still quite liquid and most likely usable (as much as the early citrus-based non-toxic glue is considered usable).

  • Member since
    July 2013
  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:05 AM

model lover

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

 

Other than tube glue, I can't recall it ever going bad.

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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.

  • Member since
    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.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    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.

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    June 2018
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?

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.