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White glue to attach small PE parts?

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 10:59 AM

Okay:

       Now here's the thing. Make sure you get the originall "Aleen's TACKY glue." It does come in many sizes. I suggest the smallest bottle first. Then that way, you will not have spent a lot if you decide you don't like it. The Bottles are in a range of copper colors. Don't let that throw you off. I think that's because of the plastic used for the bottles.

      I have used it for over twenty years now and even though I tried others -Elmers"Carpenter's glue"Etc, I still come back to it. You can trust the consistant quality of the product! When I have used it for canopies I have been very satisfied that when used as a filler around the Canopy(Yeah you can use it that way) as long as the first coat is fully cured. It will NOT lose strength with another over application and half cured with a very wet finger you can contour it as well!    T.B.

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Posted by JoeSMG on Monday, May 6, 2024 5:25 PM

missileman2000

 

Tanker-Builder

Hi ,Watchman:

 When I am doing P.E. except for the one helo in the "Soya" kit, I specifically use Aleens "Tacky" glue. Have for years.

 

Now that is one adhesiv I lhave NOT tried.  I'll have to give it a try.

 

 
I'll have to give this a shot too - Thanks TB

- Joe the SMG

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  • From: Harrisburg, PA
Posted by Lufbery on Saturday, May 4, 2024 5:36 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the recommendations!

-Drew

Build what you like; like what you build.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 3, 2024 9:20 AM

Missileman2000;

       I think you will find it's perfect. It is soupy,about the thickness of warm store bought pudding. But it sticks good and it's spreadability is what drew me to it. Take a dab on a toothpick and draw it the length of a small rail. Put rail in place and let glue dry. Now, it's installed, can't hardly see it and it paints well too!

       Put rails on the Bismark(Lindberg Kit) two years back, back in the box and ignored. Came back to it and although some got bent(Fixed that) there was no other visible damage and yes it's still glued down!

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Friday, May 3, 2024 7:44 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi ,Watchman:

 When I am doing P.E. except for the one helo in the "Soya" kit, I specifically use Aleens "Tacky" glue. Have for years.

 

Now that is one adhesiv I lhave NOT tried.  I'll have to give it a try.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 2, 2024 10:27 AM

Hi ,Watchman:

 When I am doing P.E. except for the one helo in the "Soya" kit, I specifically use Aleens "Tacky" glue. Have for years.

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 7:27 PM

I've had really good results using a clear acrylic such as Pledge Floor Care for attaching PE parts with a relatively "large" surface area that attaches to the model.  I also use 2-ton epoxy and UV-curing Bondic, depending on the application.  Definitely not a fan of using CA for this, for the same reasons as you have found...not to mention the fact that any excess that comes out around the part is going to be rough and cloudy.  I stay away from PVA type glues as well.  They seem transparent, until you compare results between them and the other adhesives I mentioned.  Anyway, just personal preference...YMMV.  Experiment and find which one works best for you.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    January 2005
  • From: Cave City, KY
Posted by Watchmann on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 6:45 PM

Tacky glue such as Aleenes or Elmers is also a pva glue, but it's a little thicker and a little rubbery when dry.  PE parts are less likely to snap off with this kind of glue.

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 11:51 AM

Hello!

It can be done. especially worth considering when you are attaching badges on a shiny finish which is often the case for cars and trucks. Then you can wipe off the excess and leave the background spotless.

Another use is something like this:

1:72 Cobra by Pawel

The PE panels on the botto of the Cobra hull didn't really want to stick with CA, but white glue did the trick all right.

So good luck with your bui;lds and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Harrisburg, PA
White glue to attach small PE parts?
Posted by Lufbery on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 9:49 AM

Hi all,

I'm working on a 1/72 scale Sherman tank with a lot of very small PE. I've had some success with thin super glue, but it takes a long time to set.

Has anyone used white glue for the same purpose? This is mostly sticking bits on that dont' have any structural load.

Any advice is appreciated.

-Drew

Build what you like; like what you build.

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