Customs: epoxy to fuze pieces together?

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  1. javaco

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    k so iv been working on articulating my armada overload. hes all done, but the hot glue just doesnt stay sometimes and neither will the crazy glue. is epoxy a good solution to keep the new knew joints connected?

    and if not, whats the best and cheapest?
     
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    one method is to add a little baking soda to superglue as it dries, I believe it fuses it on a molecular level.

    Its kinda quick and dirty, a little sanding might smooth it out. Just exercise cuation in whatever you do, wear gloves, eyeprotection, and maybe a fume/dust mask for good measure :) 
     
  3. chugway

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    baking soda is just a filler/accelerant isn't it?
     
  4. gestalt

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    What are the joints made of?
    Dichloromethane can be used to meld/weld certain plastics (including abs and styrene) together. It's toxic though.


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  5. javaco

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    they r just plastic. heres a link to the custom, i justt need something to keep the knee connected to the lower legs better
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...brick-cool-armada-overload-still-bit-wip.html

    but isnt their some sort of clay like material people use to mold parts onto figures then it stays on?


     
  6. gestalt

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    Never used epoxy on plastic. Seems to be what you're looking for though.

    Why not search through Heavy/Scratch and ask someone who has used it?


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  7. Satomiblood

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    I would reinforce the knees and add some hardening putty.
     
  8. plowking

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    I use Devcon Plastic Welder. So do a few other Customizers here. The stuff works great. Sets up strong, and is sandable/can be formed.

    Frenzy_Rumble found an online store that sells it. I have bought from them before. Quick Shipping and great pricing too.

    25 ML Syringe Plastic Welder, Plastic Bonding That Is Even Stronger Th

    I used to be able to find it in Walmart stores, but they have switched to Loc-Tite products.....if you cant find it locally, hit up that website.
     
  9. fateastray

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    I use a two-component glue. One part to bind materials, and one part to harden it. Mix the two, apply. Let it cure for 48 hrs and it's solid as a rock.

    this stuff:

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    +1 best stuff out there. Set and ready to go in 15 minutes.
     

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