Customs: Exactly what kind of glue do you use for doing mods?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by TornadoQuakeX, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. TornadoQuakeX

    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    I use a glue called "Insant Krazy Glue" by "Skin Guard". It absolutely sucks. I used it to glue Barricades spring-arm closed and it doesn't stick. I just now did te Rampage elbow mod and i had to reapply the glue three times because it kept coming apart. So anyway, what's a good glue that works on Transformers? Perhaps a link or the brand name would be excellent.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    And it works good?
     
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    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    If it's a part I'm going to be painting over, I usually use JB Kwik.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use it because it comes in an easy-to-control applicator, plus it's thick and doesn't run. It also gives you a little more time to work with than most crazy glues. Highly recommended for general fixes, repairing fractures and breakages, but for modeling purposes you may want something else, as blunghole mentioned avove.
     
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    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    One big gripe about the glue I have now is that even if you squeeze it just a little, it will never stop coming out of the bottle. Does this glue fix that problem?
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    Locktite 419, it's stronger than the industrial strength, they use it on aircraft
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes, the applicator has two blue tabs on each side that allow for precision control of the glue. The glue itself is not liquidy either.
     
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    Awesome. This might be the perfect glue. Thanks for your help! :) 
     
  10. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I use that same stuff.....the Loctite Super Glue Control Gel. I've used it on all of my projects (do a search and you'll see that it holds up very well) and I've had no issues or problems with it. I snag bottles of this from Wal-Mart, so it's easy to find and easy to use--as mentioned, there are two blue plastic tabs that you squeeze to achieve your desired amount. Once you've done that, let off and cap it up (you may need to wipe a tiny bit from the tip so it doesn't stick to the cap, but it's usually good). All you need to do it pick some up, twist the cap in a clockwise motion to puncture the inside and allow the glue to flow to the tip, uncap it, and start applying. Easiest, mess-free super glue I've used, without getting all fancy and crap.
     
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    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    i use Pioneer Brand Mighty Bond CA glue and selley's contact adhesive for rubbery parts to make it flexible when glued to something
     
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    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Where do I get THIS?!?
     
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    I use a glue called "The Original Super Glue", but I usually use clear nail polish if it's to tighten a joint. I only use super glue to fix a broken limb or something.
     
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    Aircraft store? Hahah. Kidding~!
     
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    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    Wait, few very important questions.
    did you degrease both surfaces before you applied glue?
    did you make sure no more factory mold release, oil, dust, whatever
    was clear of the surface before you glued?
    was the contact surface large enough such that it was within the glue's yield strength?

    You can try this.
    We use it to patch up military vehicles.
    http://www.epoxy.com.pk/steel.htm

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