Customs: Glue?

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  1. Fallen

    Fallen can not resist lilformers

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    what kind of glue do you use when you are gluing something? it's all i need and my new custom will be finished!
     
  2. Nemesis Predaking

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    I don't use glue
    I use Mighty Putty.
     
  3. frenzyrumble

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    depends what you're gluing...

    I use...
    Zap-a-gap
    Epoxy 2 part glues (plastic fusion or devcon)
     
  4. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    How is mighty putty, anyways? Is it smooth? Easy to work with?
     
  5. Nemesis Predaking

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    It's ok.
    Got to work with it in really small amounts, becomes unworkable in less then 5 mins.
    It sands really well & becomes super smooth.
    I just wish I could find something better up here in Canada that was not $30 for 3 tubes.
     
  6. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    Nemesis Predaking, you missed the informercial the other day, they were offering 6 tubes for $30. :p 
     
  7. frenzyrumble

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    This is amazing stuff....picked some up yesterday

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    Yeah, I was going to say modeling cement.
     
  9. Boggs6ft7

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    mek seems to work well for styrene, I think that is what is in most plastic weld type glues.
     
  10. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    I was gonna chime in and recommend Tenax. For styrene to styrene it's awesome! It actually is a plastic welder, and chemically melts the two parts together, very awesome stuff. I also use a medium viscosity Cyano Acrylate (Super) glue by Jet. I use Jet with another chemical called an accelerator. It forces the CA glue to cure to maximum strength in 4-5 seconds. :2c: 
     
  11. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    The guy at the hobby shop recommended against using the Tenax on styrene - said it would melt it. How do you apply it to get that plastic weld? I'm working with 1Mil styrene.
     
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    Would Tenax be strong enough for reconnecting a balljoint?
     
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    nope.

    And I would take what some hobby shop guys say with a grain of salt. I've heard stuff from them that I couldn't contain my laughter. Just because they work in a hobby shop, doesn't mean they know everything, though you're guy might be legit...I've had experiences with Hobby shop guys who know less than a hobo on the street.
     
  14. MoeSizzlac

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    I'll bet. But my guy was on the money with picking what I think is a pretty good glue for first time styrene user. My guy gave me Super 'T' (http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/hot/hothst-1.htm?source=froogle) kind of like krazy glue. Worked great. The only thing I'm worried about are the seems under stress. Anyone know if this stuff is strong?
     
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    Tell the guy at the hobby store that's the point of Tenax! It "melts" the two parts together, fusing the two parts. Think of it this way, each technique makes a "sandwich". Using Tenax= part/part, no innards. Using Cyanoacrylate glue(Superglue) = part/glue/part, two parts with a layer of a different component between them. Both are valid methods, I personally use CA glue and accelerator 90% of the time. I believe you will have no problem with Tenax and 1mm sheet. I would read the label for any cautions though.




    True! A guy at my local hobby store, he's the RC guy, tells me you can't reverse the direction of a DC motor by swapping the +/- wires! :drunk  This is the guy I want selling me $200 RC cars and planes!:crazy: 
     

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