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Resin part and glue

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    November 2005
Resin part and glue
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 27, 2003 8:17 AM
I'm planning on updating an F-4 phantom kit I'm building with a resin kit. What glue should I use to glue the metal resin parts to the canopy. I don't want to run the risk of fogging the canopy by using superglue, any alternatives?

Thx, Jan.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by weebles on Thursday, February 27, 2003 8:26 AM
Epoxy. It can be messy so you have to be careful.
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:18 PM
Hi Jan!

My glue of choice for this type of work is super glue but I know what you mean about fogging the canopy. I picked up this tip from FSM and it actually works! I've tried it once and it worked perfectly. Dip the canopy into some Future floor polish, wait a couple of days for it to completely cure, then use the super glue. The Future provides a later of protection to keep the glue fumes from etching the plastic. I didn't think it would work but it actually did! It worked on a B-29 model I just finished because I wanted to use gap-filling super glue to blend the canopy in with the fuselage. I dipped the pieces in Future, let them cure, then super glued away. The canopy remained crystal clear. Try it on a scrap canopy if you have one first. I think you'll be happy with the results.


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