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Type of cement for Evergreen plastic
Posted by The Firefighting Modeler on Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:30 PM

Does anyone remember a few years back when Scale Auto mag did an article about the different uses for Evergreen sheets and rods? There was a certain type of glue or cement mentioned. I think it was called Tenax 7 or something along those lines. If I can't find it, has anyone used anything else? And if so, what were the  results?

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Posted by High octane on Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:08 PM

I believe that Tenax 7 has been discontinued for quite awhile now, so I would talk to my local hobby shop owner and ask for suggestions on which type of glue they would recommend.

High octane

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:40 AM

Evergreen is a straight forward styrene plastic. There are a number of styrene cements both liquid and in tube form. Revell produces both and also a Contacta for precise work. Look at Tamiya and Humbrol products too. There is another liquid cement by EMA Plastruct that is formulated to work on both styrene and ABS plastics. I have used this for years and found it a to be good product.

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:14 AM

Although requiring a bit of care and proper ventilation, MEK works very well for this purpose.  Many of the glues offered have an MEK component to them.  But as I said it needs to be used with caution and in a well-ventilated area.

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:57 AM

Testor's liquid gap filler works really well. I do caution use as pertains to very small evergreen. Use a nearly dry brush on the tiny stuff under .030 or it will melt and curl. Then again there's always Gorilla glue. Never fails.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Collingwood, Ontario, CANADA
Posted by Skelly on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:38 PM

Gorilla glue???

That's surprising.... I can;t even get their super-glue to work correctly!

So, what type of G-glue do you use? I recently bought some small pieces of "styrene" plastic from China, but our usuall glues barely make a mark. Maybe the Gorilla has the answer!!

Skelly

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:10 PM

I've been using their super gel, Green cap, with a toothpick or other application device as well as hevy use of their "Brush and nozzle" super glue, Yellow cap. The unique properties of the glue continually astound me.

There's almost nothing it can't glue, AND the bonus is it will only fully cure if it's between two somethings. When excess gets on the outer surface of what I'm mating it gets kind of gel... ish. Just scrape it away with a toothpick. I've even done so after it dried. :)

 

P.S. It doesn't fight you on sanding like Duro super glue will.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Collingwood, Ontario, CANADA
Posted by Skelly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:07 AM

Well, golly!

Thanks for the advice, 195X! I'm going to go out this afternoon and get some of those color-capped glues. I've been using the black cap stuff with very limited luck. Works great on fingers, though!

Skelly

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:41 AM

Very welcome Skelly. Just keep in mind they are really thick, gooey glues so, in more instances than not you'll use a toothpick or other applicator. I do find occaision to use the brush. :)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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