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Best glue to use ?

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Best glue to use ?
Posted by Calmo2 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:21 PM

Hello; I  am wondering what is the best glue to use to glue spark plug, heater hose and coolant hose wire. I drill a hole to except the wire but it seem like when I glue it and after it dries, I go to position or bend it in position it comes loose where I have glued it. I have used regular model cement, two part epoxy and super glue but it seems none of these work that well. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:56 PM

I've been using Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy for years now and never had a problem with it. It sets in about 5 minutes but doesn't fully cure 'til 24 hours. When I glue my plug wires in, I don't touch them for almost a whole day and they conform to where I put them. I also use this glue for windshields, for pinning parts as side view mirrors, antennas made from guitar string, and all my gluing in fact. If it doesn't hold, that tells me that I didn't mix it right. I also NEVER bring a "repair kit" to shows, NNL's , etc. when I display my models as I am confident that the pieces won't fall off.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:33 AM

For wires and hoses and the like, I almost always CA (aka super glue). I usually follow up the CA glue with a bit of accelerator (aka kicker) so the glue will cure instantly. I apply the glue sparingly with a toothpick and the accelerator with a pipette.

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:40 PM

I'm with High Octane on the crystal clear 5 minute epoxy. I just use the Permatex brand instead.

Works great for most all small parts, and windows Thumbs Up.

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Posted by Calmo2 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:44 PM

Thanks Guys. Hello High Octane; I think maybe I don't give my epoxy time enough to fully cure. It is the heater hose I have been having problems with. Maybe I will just take my time and give it a full day to cure before I try and move the other end to where I want it to go. Thanks again guys, I appreciate all your help. I just started building again a year ago. Boy things have changed in the last 40 years!!!!

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:58 PM

Please remember that I'm not telling you guys how to build models, only what works for me. Information is free and what you do with it is entirely up to you. A lot of builders have their own tricks, tips, hints, etc. and we're all in this hobby together and hopefully to have fun.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:36 AM

There is no best overall glue to use for any given situation.  You use what works best for you which means that you'll have to go through a trial-and-error scenario.  Follow the suggestions above and pick what works best for you.

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