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Title: Glues, adhesives and stuff!
Post by: tinbum on November 10, 2009, 08:17:19 PM
Hi, we're just starting our 1st build. The instructions mention CA, thick CA and ABS cements. I think CA is superglue, but am not sure, and I don't know what ABS cement is.

Help! :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Glues, adhesives and stuff!
Post by: Jani on November 10, 2009, 08:58:49 PM
Hi, we're just starting our 1st build. The instructions mention CA, thick CA and ABS cements. I think CA is superglue, but am not sure, and I don't know what ABS cement is.

CA (Cyanoacrylate) is indeed superglue. It generally comes in three thickness (altho some brands offer more choices); thin (most brands thinner than water), medium (somewhat more viscous than water) and thick (thick but not like gel or paste). There exists varieties for some sensitive materials, such as styrofoam (useful to remember).

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) cement is basically thick filler that melts ABS for adhesion like thinner variants that may be used as glue. This one most definitely needs very good ventilation, methyl ethyl ketone is not good for you. You will find various brands by simply searching/googling for "ABS cement".

Hope this is more or less what you were looking for.

^Jani
Title: Re: Glues, adhesives and stuff!
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 10, 2009, 09:05:18 PM
Check out this site. All the information yiou need. http://www.deluxematerials.com/

Colin
Title: Re: Glues, adhesives and stuff!
Post by: DickyD on November 10, 2009, 09:15:28 PM
From Model Slipway hints and tips.

  ADHESIVES

Adhesives may be in tube form (polystyrene cement) or in liquid form such as Humbrol Liquid Poly or MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) which is best applied with a brush. The technique is to apply a few drops of the solvent and the glue will run down the joint by capillary attraction. The following glues are recommended:

Fibreglass to plastic: two-part epoxy (Devcon, Araldite, Speed Epoxy) - 10 min. or 1 hour.
Plastic to plastic: ordinary plastic solvent (Revel, Liquid Poly, Slaters, MEK).
Whitemetal to whitemetal: two-part epoxy (5min.) or thick superglue (Pro-Bond, MFA etc.)
Whitemetal to plastic: two-part epoxy or thick superglue.
Wood to plastic: two-part epoxy, thick superglue or contact adhesive.
Brass to plastic: R/C Modellers craft glue or thick superglue.
Rubber Fendering: contact adhesive (UHU, Bostik).
Window glazing: Weldbond, RC Modeller's Craft Glue or clear contact adhesive (UHU, Bostik etc.)

http://www.modelslipway.com/
Title: Re: Glues, adhesives and stuff!
Post by: tinbum on November 11, 2009, 09:24:52 AM
Thanks guys. I guess I'll put the Prit-stick away then!


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