Quick question: What glue should I use for the FP cliffjumper Upgrade?

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  1. Kuma Style

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    My kit comes tomorrow, and I'm not sure bc I've never glued toys... I have gorilla glue at home: Would that be okay? I just want something that goes on clean that's going to last.
     
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    Good old fasioned model glue. Since its meant for plastic. Some glues melt plastic.
     
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    NOT Gorilla Glue. It foams up to fill space, and unless you measure it very precisely, it can spill out of the crevice and damage the toy. Plus, you have to keep it tightly clamped for several hours while the bond sets. I'm guessing you'd prefer a faster set time.

    Super Glue is probably the best connection, but you have to be really careful with it. Liquid-based super glue has fumes that can discolor plastics. I haven't had the same problem with gels, though, so your best bet might be Crazy Glue gel. It sets reasonably quickly (under a minute), it's easy to control location and dosage, and it's relatively benign with plastic. It's not quite as tight a bond as a liquid super glue, but it's safer.

    Good luck!
     
  4. dkr7

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    a super glue that comes with a brush applicator is your best bet, it will give a clean finish and tight connection with minimal air gap. This is what i'd recommend, i use this for all my gluing needs

    Loctite Super Glue Easy Brush: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

    im sure you'll have this or something similar in the states
     
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    I concurr.
     
  6. Kuma Style

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    Flyby, John, Dkreed - Thanks.

    Glad I didn't just go with the gorilla glue... sheesh!
     
  7. Flyby33

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    Np, not like the good ol days when it was easy. Everything has to be a challenge these days! Aka 50 different types of glue.
     
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    Definitely. Any good figure repair kit should have it and the kind w/out the brush is the same. LocTite is great figure glue.
     
  9. Kuma Style

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    Yea, and it looks like hobby lobby sells it, so that's cool.
     
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    Told ya before, hot glue. Unless yer gonna keep it forever and be buried with it, I wouldnt go permanent. Hot glue wont hold amazing but, good enough for sure, and will be easily removed should/if you ever want to. Expensive kit to tarnish, imo.
     
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    I don't remember you giving any suggestions? But thanks dude...

    I guess my thing though, is why wouldn't I want it permanent if it's only for that single figure?
     
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    cuts half its value at least going onto the fig, imo anyway. Needless to say an unused kit will fetch more than a used kit. If thats not a concern though ::shrugs::, nothin to worry about then. Think I mentioned hot glue the first time you asked about it =p

    I got a cliffjumper kit already put on by someone else but, if I had been original owner, bet your ass Id of taken care of it like a baby. and I WILL be buried with it xD

    edit: Hell, if elmers glue held good enough, Id use THAT even >.>
     
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    I don't buy things to sell.
     
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    Even if no intention of reselling, still best to do as little damage to somthing so valuable as possible, imo of course. Super glue (definitely gel) for permanent strong hold, elmers for temp. and able to be cleaned up hold ::shrugs::

    Im glad you asked too in any event, so many glues could of REALLLLY of fucked up your shit;;
     
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    Ok, I see what ur saying Chris, and it makes sense. Even though I ant it to "stay on" I still want the pieces to be mint.

    Now, with what u suggested, how well DOES it stick? Bc I don't wanna be bothered with it falling off just form average paced transforming and moving in display.
     
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    I cant speak to either hot glue or elmers for holding the pieces on FOR SURE but, short of the hot glue melting the plastics (which I suppose is possible, Im not sure of the kits exact material/integrity), I cant see any permanent residue or damage of any kind coming from them.. as far as hold goes..... mm.. Id venture to guess regular elmers may be strong enough to HOLD but, kinda imagine stuff breaking free with enough movement.. Just sitting on a shelf however, probably will hold forever. Hot glue I would imagine to work better but, with enough movement, would still be able to break free.

    Im interested to see exactly now myself... Gotta dig up my hotglue gun tonight now ><
     
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    TJ, watch the spoiler, it is a pain in the ASS to put on correctly without getting glue all over the toy. You will see what I mean. Be careful and take your time with it. Mine came out ok, but I have seen some REAL bad ones.
     
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    Ok cool... anything that u'd suggest to help with that?
     
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    I would say to do several "dry runs" and know exactly where its going because you are only going to get one shot at it.
     
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    Yea, I just got it now, and I know where I'm putting it, but now I'm so confused on what glue to get!
     

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