Combiner Wars Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Shin Densetsu, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Metro Prime

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    Super glue will hold the prices together but it will not be a durable bond I would trust to any kind of rough play.

    Any two part epoxy will be a far more solid hold and stand up to abuses beyond any your son could provide during play. If you want it to be rock solid, use an epoxy.
     
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    I'd recommend epoxy as I've not had good experiences with regular Gorilla glue as it never really binds with plastic all that well. (In my experience)
     
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    I mean it can depend on what you use it for and how you use it. I do a lot of kitbashing and use it over the original model glues I used too just because of the stronger bond of parts.
     
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    I'd be curious to see your results up close.

    I just find Gorilla glue to be great for a lot of things but for any load bearing part or to mend broken pieces, I've never had luck with it. It take a long time to dry, and doesn't bond with most harder plastic (I find) as the parts never held together with any sort of pressure. The fact that it's the kind of glue that is messy and super tacky/sticky if you get it on anything and a bitch to clean, I try to use it accordingly, and for the usually small parts of toys, I just might be to much "all thumbs" with it.

    I've had better results using (Gorilla) super glue that's been mixed around 50/50 with 100% Acetone to bind most plastic. The acetone appears to melt the plastic a bit and the glue then binds the plastic. As a filler, I use talcum powder that I mixed it in with the glue and that gives a filler capacity to it. (note: I use real talcum and not "baby powder" which is just corn starch) I've been able to "rebuild" missing pieces/shards, or solidify parts doing this and they've held strong after a few years (so far).

    If that fails, I usually go with epoxy to ensure a solid bond, especially if it allows for a bit extra that's hidden. As you can sand epoxy after (hand file or rotary tool "Dremel"), it gives you the chance to do some cleanup work if needed afterwards.
     
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    Is the wide stance the only way to get them to stand properly with the TDW feet?
     
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    No, but I don't like the straight leg stance and feel like this is more dynamic. They stand fine on the TDW feet. :thumb 
     
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    Which guy are you referring too...