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Glue and Adhesives

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Newfoundland, Canada
Posted by rodc on Monday, June 9, 2003 5:49 AM
To the responders.....thanks for the guidance
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 6, 2003 2:41 PM
Most people have their favorite type or even brand of glue but in reality you will probably need at least a couple of different types of glue for different applications. Super glue does work well but for a lot of plastic to plastic seams I prefer the liquid cement that was mentioned because it actually 'melts' the plastic together so you can virtually eliminate the seam. Super glue works very well for PE parts or pre-painted parts and things like that. Don't use it on windshields and the like, though, because it does tend to 'frost' the glass. A lot of people, myself included, use clear topcoat paint as an adhesive for glueing in windshields and that has worked very well for me. I also use 5-minute epoxy a lot which is a two part adhesive that you mix together. It works very well in situations where you need some time to position a part properly.

The best thing to do is just experiment and remember NO one glue is best for everything.

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Posted by shermanfreak on Thursday, June 5, 2003 7:14 PM
My preferences lean towards CA (super) glues. One of the best products onthe market is called Zap-A-Gap. I would suggest you get the medium formula that comes in the green bottle.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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  • From: Racing capital of the world- Indy
Posted by kaleu on Thursday, June 5, 2003 3:43 PM
Before getting super glue, try using a liquid cement such as Ambroid or Tenax. You can either brush on the glue before putting the parts together, or put the parts together and run the brush along the seam, where the capillary action draws the liquid cement along the two parts, glueing them together.
Erik "Don't fruit the beer." Newest model buys: More than I care to think about. It's time for a support group.
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  • From: Newfoundland, Canada
Glue and Adhesives
Posted by rodc on Thursday, June 5, 2003 1:24 PM
I have been using the standard old tube plastic cement from Testor's for years. As everyone well knows a little too much and voila you have an ugly welded plastic spot along the fit lines. If have seen reference to super glues - what would be a good one to use?


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