Customs: Super Glue Joint Tightening Help...

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  1. Mechafire

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    Hey folks, I'm hoping I can extract some juicy info from you all.

    I have some kitbash fodder lying around. Kitbash fodder with extremely loose joints.

    I tried the nailpolish and tissue method, and they didn't really suit me. My main question is, what brand of super glue do you guys use for tightening joints? My main concern is ball joints, though I will probably be using it on swivels, pegs, etc.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    I used to use Loctite Superglue, but then i switched over to Zap A Gap, and it works wonders for me. However, either will do fine.

    Be warned, though, Loctite has a habit of cracking (and soon flaking) any paint applied before it. So the superglue seal method should not be attempted with this. I've had no such problems with Zap A Gap, though.
     
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    instant krazy glue is my bestfriend lol.. but you have to rotate the joints really right wen u apply it until the glue drys of course.... i've heard you can use "future" to tighten joints.. but i never tried it
     
  4. Zildjian

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    Where in the blue hell can you get Zap-A-Gap besides online??
     
  5. Treadshot A1

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    In Perth, apparently, since i have it. :D 

    Otherwise, i assume a local hobby shop might carry it.
     
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    I use the Mexican Pega Loca which they due sell in USA, if I remember correctly in the 99 cents store they carried it. Or go to any store that sells Mexican stuff. It is in my opinion the strongest and best suited for the job.
     
  7. QmTablit

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    I simply don't use super glue. I use Tamiya Liquid Cement.

    Brush a coat on either the ball or socket and let it dry for a couple hours or overnight if you want to be sure.

    Just the same, this can be used for pegs that don't hold so well or if you're like me and often dremel holes just slightly too large.
     
  8. Mechafire

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    Thanks, everyone. Still making decisions and conducting tests.
     
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    I use future polish myself and leave it overnight.
     
  10. REDLINE

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    I simply use Future too. It's a non-reacting Acryllic that is also super tough.
     

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