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  • Member since
    February, 2019
  • From: Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Glue to Photo Etch
Posted by TASOP on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 3:11 PM

Does anyone know where I can get a good glue for PE parts in Canada.  Have seen some sites online for Zap and Gator but they are asking 33 dollars just for shipping

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Friday, February 08, 2019 7:00 AM

Check your local craft store (in the States: AC Moore, Michaels, Hobby Lobby).  Look for Aleene’s Tacky Glue. It is a white PVA glue.  Grabs quickly, yet allows time to reposition.  Dries clear.  Can be thinned with water.  Don’t buy the jumbo sized bottle-get the 3 pack card of 2 oz bottles   The big bottle will thicken to almost unusable before you can use it all   

Pledge, or whatever it is called in Canada, is good for glueing flat appliqué parts (instrument panels, cockpit sides,etc).

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, February 08, 2019 8:55 AM

I second Ed's recommendation for Aleene's if you can find it locally up there. I use Gator's Grip, but you mentioned it is expensive to ship to Canada.

I finally broke down and got a thing of Aleene's last year after reading about it here for 5 yrs. Great for modeling, and even for other stuff around the house.

For PE, white-glue is my go-to. Next is CA gel. Regular CA as an absolute last resort.

Good luck finding what you need.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:33 AM

I use Elmer's white glue, thinned 50%.  For things like long ship railings, I will tack it in place with a few dots of gel CA to hold it while I apply the white glue.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:55 PM

You want this stuff:

https://www.michtoy.com/item-VMS-CM01-PE-FLEXY_5K_CA_Glue_for_Photo_Etched_25ml.html

 

This is my one and only go-to PE glue. Far stronger than any PE glue on the market. 

 

 

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:22 PM

Thanks black sheep, have used some of their other products . Which were good

 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, February 11, 2019 2:40 PM

 

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

You want this stuff:

https://www.michtoy.com/item-VMS-CM01-PE-FLEXY_5K_CA_Glue_for_Photo_Etched_25ml.html

This is my one and only go-to PE glue. Far stronger than any PE glue on the market. 

 

 
But is this responsive to the OP’s concern?  I know that Michigan and Canada are close neighbors,  but what is the international customs & shipping costs which otherwise affects his purchase of products from the States?
 
The recommendation of items such as Aleene’s or Elmer’s are items which will more than likely be available locally versus hobby-specific items  such as Gator’s or Michigan Toy Soldier glues
 
 
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    June, 2018
Posted by TankerEasy on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:05 AM

EdGrune

 

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

You want this stuff:

https://www.michtoy.com/item-VMS-CM01-PE-FLEXY_5K_CA_Glue_for_Photo_Etched_25ml.html

This is my one and only go-to PE glue. Far stronger than any PE glue on the market. 

 

 

 
But is this responsive to the OP’s concern?  I know that Michigan and Canada are close neighbors,  but what is the international customs & shipping costs which otherwise affects his purchase of products from the States?
 
The recommendation of items such as Aleene’s or Elmer’s are items which will more than likely be available locally versus hobby-specific items  such as Gator’s or Michigan Toy Soldier glues
 
 
 

 

same could be said for your comment.... Wink

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:50 AM

EdGrune

 

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

You want this stuff:

https://www.michtoy.com/item-VMS-CM01-PE-FLEXY_5K_CA_Glue_for_Photo_Etched_25ml.html

This is my one and only go-to PE glue. Far stronger than any PE glue on the market. 

 

 

 
But is this responsive to the OP’s concern?  I know that Michigan and Canada are close neighbors,  but what is the international customs & shipping costs which otherwise affects his purchase of products from the States?
 
The recommendation of items such as Aleene’s or Elmer’s are items which will more than likely be available locally versus hobby-specific items  such as Gator’s or Michigan Toy Soldier glues
 
 
 

LOL @ TE’s comment... 

What the difference, Ed? If you order from a hobby company overseas - be it the UK or Japan, you still get charged for international charges.

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    April, 2016
Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:19 PM
Just curious what the prep is for using Elmers glue. I put a few dabs on a sprue the other day and it just fell off after it dried.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:27 PM

Glenn ;

Did you paint the sprue first? Paint allows it to " Bite " and hold on to the surface. T.B.

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