clear plastic and superglue

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  1. a-town

    a-town Well-Known Member

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    hi guys, can i used superglue to repair a broken piece? my cousin bought a sealed Sons of Cybertron, and the part holding romidus' spoiler is broken, straight out of the box.

    appreciate all the input guys tnx :) 
     
  2. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Depends on the clear plastic. It might work, it might not. Regardless, if you try, beware of leaving highly noticeable glue fingerprints. Those are bad enough on opaque plastic, but show up super well on translucent plastic.

    You may also contact the seller about a return.
     
  3. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    It will glue, but be careful, cause it is a lot more noticable if you screw up on the clear plastic. My KO Botcon Mirage had a hip that crumbled, and you can see the glue if you look closely. The hip on my Henkei SoC set snapped, I glued it and it turned out great (had a hard time figuring out which of my two sets was the fixed one), but that joint somewhat hidden.

    Like I said, just be very careful and use it sparingly, cause it can get sloppy.
     
  4. Optimus Axl

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    Instead of using superglue I would suggest going with a 2 part epoxy. It doesnt leave a haze on the plastic like superglue can and is much stronger. Mix up a small amount and use a tooth pick to apply it sparingly. You should be able to pick some up at any hardware stores, hobby stores or an auto store. Hope this helps.
     
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    CookSux Infectious Veteran

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    Super Glue should never be used with plastic. It actually makes the bonds weaker. If you want a better solution, use Plastic Cement.
     
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    You can try Tamiya's extra thin cement. If the break was clean, after repair, the line is almost invisible. Also, you can use it to tighten loose joints :) 
     
  7. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    plastic cement isn't that great for tf plastic, i would highly recommend plastic weld, i use it on my customs all the time, and it's a very strong bond
     
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    Ughh, those fingerprints :( . I can attest to those.
     
  9. a-town

    a-town Well-Known Member

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    tnx for all the input guys :) 
     

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