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Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:53 PM

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07 PM

For most work I use Tamiya Extra Thin

I also use CA glues for a few different applications

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:11 PM

Weldon #4, tamiya thin and testors glue for clear parts.  Once in a while CA

Thanks,

John

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    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:40 AM

I use Tamiya extra thin with the green cap when need a quick set and Tamiya cement with the orange cap when I need a slower dry time to get the parts placed properly. I use them because they just work. I also use the extra thin on clear parts.

 

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:02 AM

I like gel CA as my goto, unless the seam or joint is really a good fit, and then I use the Tamiya liquid.  But I also keep a bunch of other types on hand.

For transparencies, to avoid frosting from CA and solvent glues, I am using the new UV laser hardening stuff.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    May, 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:12 AM

For plastic cements:

Tamiya Extra Thin & Tamiya Cement 

Super Glues:

Zap Medium Gap filling CA For general bonding

Slow-Zap Thick CA - For gap filling and mixed with acrylic nail powder when needed.

 

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:20 AM

Don Stauffer

I like gel CA as my goto, unless the seam or joint is really a good fit, and then I use the Tamiya liquid.  But I also keep a bunch of other types on hand.

That's pretty much it for me too. I buy the little four-packs of tube CA from Ace. One tube lasts a model or two, which is about when it goes hard or loses effectiveness.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:49 AM

Tojo72

For most work I use Tamiya Extra Thin

I also use CA glues for a few different applications

 

Ditto.

I love TET not only for it’s ease of use, but also for its gap filling capability. For minor seams a person can use the melting plastic to close gaps simply by squeezing the pieces being joined. It takes a little practice so as not to overdo it, but once you get the hang of it, it is a real time saver by reducing the need for other fillers. I love the tiny applicator brush, I love how it wicks, and it seems to have a very good shelf-life. It’s a well designed product.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:01 PM

EMA Plastic weld and our LHS own brand of CA.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, September 23, 2019 8:53 AM

Laquer thinner.

Does many things.

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