Best glue for fixing TF's?

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  1. Bgrngod

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    Howdy.. anyone know what the best king of glue is for fixing broken plastic parts on TF's? Specifically, super strong glue for binding small plastic pieces back together.

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    loctite 409 if you can find it works amazing, but redline customizes a lot, i just fix random tfs
     
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    if it's good for customizing, it's good for fixing. It's really the same thing. you're trying to merge two pieces together, and do so in a way that won't be fragile, but strong and sturdy.
     
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    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    Superglue Corp. "Plastic Fusion" Strongest plastic glue I have ever worked with.
     
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    loctite super glue fixed my '70s bumblebee. I broke him down by his foot behind the joint. Still transforms without breaking.
     
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    I use superglue, and follow directions, you know hold for certian amount of time blahblah
     
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    I have used Testor's plastic model cement. I use the kind in the squeeze bottle that has the super fine applicator. Just a small drop will permanently bond any two plastic parts, but not good for metal probably. Just pre-fit and you should be fine. Oh, be careful if you are gluing any transparent pieces and don't touch the transformer if you got some glue on your fingers.

    This is the liquid form. The gel form is too messy.
     
  10. Bgrngod

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    Wow... tons of options to go with. Loctite seems to have come up a lot. I'll give that a shot.

    And if you guys are curious about what I am fixing... I am trying to glue Titanium Jetfire back together since his waste piece snapped under hardly any pressure. That plastic piece is TINY, and it's the only thing holding his top half to his bottom half :/

    ARGH! I'll let you all know how it goes...
     
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    good luck on the fix!
     
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    Yeah Iceclimber is right, i've used the Liquid Testors Plastic Cement for years on my models without any problems (also used it to repair my broken Masterpiece Starscream and it worked like a charm).
    IMO the liquid is better than the squeeze one because it doesn't leave a third medium holding the parts together (ie the glue itself when it dries), the Liquid one dries up and "melts" the two parts together (kind of like welding plastic) it leaves nothing but plastic on plastic fused together, plus with the brush applicator it brings you can apply as much or as little as you want.
    Also Iceclimber is exactly right in that any transparent part must be handled with a lot of care if not it'll get messy real quick.
    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009

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