Best adhesive to mend a broken TF?

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  1. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    I know it's not super glue (cyanoacrylate). It might hold a bit, but if you put any pressure on the joint, it's gone.

    I've used epoxy in the past with decent results.

    What has everyone else used for adhesive or chemical to fix a broken part on a TF?

    MEK? Acetone? Epoxy? Elmers? *lol*
     
  2. Nevermore

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    Whatever it was I used to fix my Mexican G1 Long Haul 20 years ago. Still solid.

    Sadly, I don't recall what it was.
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Crazy Glue.
     
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    LocTite liquid glue. It's super effective, and better than Zap-a-Gap or plain superglue.
     
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    LocTite is good stuff and the newer Crazy Glue. You gotta let it set right but never had any trouble with it.
     
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    Same stuff. Cyanoacrylate.
     
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    when I first picked up my Leader Class Starscream I tried to open up both toes and needless to say that didnt work. (ELSNAPO!!!!) I used super glue on it and Voila no issues since day one.
     
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    LocTite.
     
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    What part are you trying to glue?
     
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    It depends on the part, type of plastic and stresses involved.

    Super glue works fine sometimes, other times it takes epoxy, other times you need to drill and pin to have any chance.
     
  11. dkr7

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    this stuff has saved many things for me
     
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    THIS THIS THIS! A pin vise and paper clips are a collector's best friend when it comes to a majority of toy fixes! It'll take care of the problem of super glue not being able to stand up to pressure on a part.

    As far as adhesive I use the gel stuff. I favor the control that gel provides over a brush.
     
  13. Yaujta

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    Yeah, but for some reason I've had better success with LocTite over Zap a Gap for the exact same plastic. Maybe it was just a bad batch, but since LocTite is more readily available and cheaper, I'll just (sorry) stick with it.
     
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    Do not use plastic glue that is meant for Gundam models. It melts the plastic and ruins the TF. I learned that lesson :( 
     
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    It really depends on what you need to fix. Epoxy has been the champion adhesive for me in most cases. I've completely rebuilt destroyed parts with that stuff!
     
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    When you guys say Epoxy, where exactly would you buy that stuff and what does it look like? What's the name on the bottle?
     
  17. LifePincher

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    Sold under different brands. Just but one you recognize.

    Shop Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy at Lowes.com
     
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    Super glue is superglue. There is no difference between loctite and the stuff sold at big lots.


    Anyway super glue is it but you have to do it properly. Just a little little bit and put the parts together but don't squeeze hard. After a few seconds dunk it in water for an instant cure. You can apply a little bit more after the part is dry for a little support. Then maybe pop some future over it for a wee bit more support.
     

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