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RODDERS

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Which glue?
« on: November 20, 2008, 10:24:44 PM »

Hi All
  I'm using super glue for sticking of superstructure(plasticard/aly/card etc) BUT I'm finding that it tends to leave a white "smokey" residue if I stick clear plastic,or indeed anything with a shiny surface. Im sure you guys will know what the best stuff is to use to prevent the white marks?
   Thanx in advance..Rod
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maninthestreet

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Re: Which glue?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 11:29:46 PM »

Polystyrene cement (in the liquid form with a brush) is the normally recommended for plasticard.
Avoid superglue for use with clear/shiny plastic - try R/C Modellers Glue from Deluxe Materials:

http://www.deluxematerials.com/boatmodelling.html
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walktheplank

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Re: Which glue?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 10:13:27 AM »

maninthestreet is right, dont use super glue. I use a Plastic weld for Styrene, ABS, etc,  But for clear try a Canopy glue as this does not leave any Smokey fumes. sonic.
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Re: Which glue?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 11:31:01 AM »

You can remove most of the smokey residue from clear plastic with meths. It is also possible to buy super glue which will not cause this effect

Barrie
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StarLocAdhesives/FiveStar

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Re: Which glue?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 07:03:37 PM »

If using a superglue type, use an odourless cyanoacrylate, they dont fog windows as they give off no vapour, for non superglue type a canopy glue is best.
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RODDERS

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Re: Which glue?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 06:25:05 PM »

Thanx guys,I knew youd have some ideas!
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