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Water based glue
Posted by Simon Newell on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:23 PM

Can anyone recommend a water based 'safe' glue for use when attaching photoetched rivet heads to finished bodywork?  I don't want to use CA since it can really damage the paintwork which I've worked hard to perfect.  So far I've tried white glue and Gorilla (Wood) glue but these don't have the adhesion when dry.

Simon Newell

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Friday, September 23, 2016 8:44 AM

Simon Newell

Can anyone recommend a water based 'safe' glue for use when attaching photoetched rivet heads to finished bodywork?  I don't want to use CA since it can really damage the paintwork which I've worked hard to perfect.  So far I've tried white glue and Gorilla (Wood) glue but these don't have the adhesion when dry.

You might try Gator's Grip acrylic glue. It's similar to white glue but thinner, especially the stiff designed especially for PE.
 
Cheers, Aaron

Aaron Skinner

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Posted by Simon Newell on Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:25 AM
Thanks Aaron, duly ordered and mailed. Simon

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:31 AM

I will second Aaron's suggestion. Gator glue is fantastic.

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by iSteve on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:45 PM

Aaron Skinner
 
Simon Newell

Can anyone recommend a water based 'safe' glue for use when attaching photoetched rivet heads to finished bodywork?  I don't want to use CA since it can really damage the paintwork which I've worked hard to perfect.  So far I've tried white glue and Gorilla (Wood) glue but these don't have the adhesion when dry.

 

 

You might try Gator's Grip acrylic glue. It's similar to white glue but thinner, especially the stiff designed especially for PE.
 
Cheers, Aaron

Thanks Aaron! You may have saved my seatbelts!

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Posted by AT6 on Friday, October 07, 2016 12:02 PM

My choice is Crafter's pick. It's supposed to be a water based super glue and I use it mostly for paper models, but it is good for other things as well.

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Posted by Simon Newell on Saturday, October 08, 2016 6:52 AM

Thank you, another good recommendation, and my eBay research on Crafter's pick led me to a 'similar product' suggestion, Anita's Tacky Glue, which I inherited last year from my mother and was sitting in my desk! Who knew! Serendipity in action.

Simon Newell

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, October 09, 2016 11:26 AM

Hi;

 I have read this and reserved my remarks .To do what you want I use "Aleens Tacky Glue " . This product has always worked for me and besides it doesn't seem to weaken when I overspray with any type of clear .  T.B. 

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