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Glues for different kit materials

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Glues for different kit materials
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 16, 2004 7:22 PM
Currently I'm using Testors regular red or orange tube glue. I bought a tube of Testors green for my Testors Lincoln Mint Daytona, which the instructions recommend. I've read on the forum that these might not be acceptable if I decided to do some resin building. I'm guessing that I might want to use something else for kits containing white metal.

I've seen the subject of CA glue bandied about. Would someone supply me with a brand name since I'm sure this is a generic reference?

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 16, 2004 7:37 PM
Insta Cure is one. There are different set times, solution thicknesses etc. Choose the one that's best fits your application. Remember you need to let the finished model air out for a while if you use CA. If you put the completed model in an enclosure, like a display case, the fumes will leech and spoil everything.

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, January 16, 2004 11:23 PM
Also known as krazy glue, super glue, etc. The CA stands for cyanoacrylate(sp?).

My favorites are the Loctite brand products. They make over a dozen different CA adhesives, varying in viscosity and setting time. The all round best of these is probably Loctite Super Bonder 495, or Loctite Black Max (which is actually black). The Loctite is available at auto and industrial supply outlets, but it's not cheap. Regular Krazy Glue will probably do just fine.

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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Friday, January 16, 2004 11:28 PM
Epoxy is also good for adhesive resin it holds and bonds as well as CA but sets slower alowing more time to postion your parts. With epoxy there is no need to worry about fumes.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 17, 2004 1:59 AM
Instacure, loctite, zapagap......All are basically really the same with various setting times and viscosities within each brand.

A generic CA or superglue would work as well, though most of these are ultra thin and the "instant" set types. Generic CA's also tend to fog worse than name brand CA's or atleast thats been my experience.

I personally use Zap A Gap, though I have used both Loctite and well as BSI
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 17, 2004 10:38 AM
I'm with paul59 on this one. Insta cure works best for me. The 15-25 sec glue is the most frequently used with me.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 18, 2004 1:02 AM
How many CA users here use an accelerator spray? Does your favorite Accelerator/CA combo produce "any worse" fogging?

Reason why I ask is I picked up some BSI accelerator and tried turned a low fog CA into a FOG BANK on the Part!


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