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Glue

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:55 pm

I to start this thread to find out what different types of glue folks use and how they use it. There is Model glue, crazy glue, contact cement and more.

Tell is newbies what kind of glue you use and how it works best. If you have had a bad experience with certain glues let us know also.
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Re: Glue

Unread post by dano903 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:37 pm

Real quick... I use a hobby superglue, 10-20 sec. Set time, gap filling, thick. Purple cap...1/2 oz. Bottle...EXTREMELY, VERY IMPORTANT... 1/2 oz. Bottle.

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Re: Glue

Unread post by redskullz » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:16 pm

dano903 wrote:Real quick... I use a hobby superglue, 10-20 sec. Set time, gap filling, thick. Purple cap...1/2 oz. Bottle...EXTREMELY, VERY IMPORTANT... 1/2 oz. Bottle.

Sounds great! Need to find some!

OKay i use different glues for different jobs.

PVA Glue( white glue): I found the superior glue for white glue to be Weldbond. Excellent glue, that'll bond more materials than Elmers. I multi coat all of my foam scenery with black tinted weldbond. Also great for sticking down flocks, sand, gluing together foamcore, or styrofoam. I do small applications using slightly watered down weldbond in a 20ml syringe.

Crazy GLues: Great for quick glues, but only on certain materials.(some plastics don't stick, some melt) Great for gluing fingers together though!(pain in the arse glue is what i call it!)

Epoxy: This is where its at for me if i want durability. 1 hour epoxy glues are great but slightly hard to work with(will have to pin small pieces on a mod for example) Lepage epoxy also works well on stryofoam.

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Re: Glue

Unread post by pfclt » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:56 pm

here's my glues:
CA - I use the basic Krazy glue but the best I have used, but expensive is the Loctite here. It comes out as a gel and can be placed where you want it - really good stuff - but I used one bottle pretty quick - so now I'm a bit more frugal.
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My epoxies: just some basic stuff I use to strengthen....
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And a liquid plastic cement - works great as well - need to experiment with how much to use. The stuff here is generally hard to find so when I do find it - I buy several bottles. also one shown in its working container. these bottles tend to tip over.....
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And an example of glueing - Dano's oerlikon:
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Re: Glue

Unread post by dano903 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:07 pm

I love the way he explains things...pix, and text... Priceless!

CA only for me. There are needs for the others, but for what I do...that's all I need. Well, and some watered down tacky glue for terrain.

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Re: Glue

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:17 pm

Good info pfc. Thanks!
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Re: Glue

Unread post by pfclt » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:41 pm

dano903 wrote:I love the way he explains things...pix, and text... Priceless!

CA only for me. There are needs for the others, but for what I do...that's all I need. Well, and some watered down tacky glue for terrain.
I use a free editor I got on line called Photoscape v3.6 found here http://download.cnet.com/PhotoScape/300 ... 03122.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

I use the editor selection - quick easy way to label. but once you close down the program you can't edit what was changed or added. So.... I always save as whatever I end up calling it.
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Re: Glue

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Tue May 01, 2012 12:00 am

When I posted this thread I was thinking 'glue was glue' but now I'm finding out a lot more. I'm hearing about epoxy's, gels, liquids so I surmise that once you hit a certain level you branch out. Which generates a few questions.

Where does liquid glue work best?
Where does super glue work best?
Where does epoxy glue work best?
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Re: Glue

Unread post by dano903 » Tue May 01, 2012 6:29 am

FieldMarshall Ober wrote:When I posted this thread I was thinking 'glue was glue' but now I'm finding out a lot more. I'm hearing about epoxy's, gels, liquids so I surmise that once you hit a certain level you branch out. Which generates a few questions.

Where does liquid glue work best?
Where does super glue work best?
Where does epoxy glue work best?
I would have to answer by saying it depends on the person and what they're doing with it. a fine example is pfclt... very FINE construction...exact work, minimum glue residue wanted. Epoxy and CA/

for myself...hill hexes are not a fine construction item. watered down elmers works wonders for me with flocking. CA glue for everything else from trees, bricks, and sandbags. I look at cost when it comes to mass production like a gaming board etc.

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Re: Glue

Unread post by KennyJman » Tue May 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Ha Ha Ha :lol: :lol: :lol:

Does anyone else find humorous and extremely ironic that the "Glue" thread got posted as a "Sticky"???
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