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Popeye

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Plastic adhesives
« on: June 01, 2020, 10:05:09 AM »

Question: Is  Revell's Professional a 'viscous' adhesive or does it have the same 'water like' properties as Plastic Weld ie.  free running  which bonds plastic instantaneously?
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Re: Plastic adhesives
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 01:20:00 PM »

It's about halfway. It doesn't run along joints and wick stright into them like Metpak or Plastic Weld and it's not viscous like Humbrol tube cement, but it's in a very handy bottle with a fine needle. I've used it for a long time when making things from plasticard. Exclellent for jobs like that.
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Re: Plastic adhesives
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 01:34:10 PM »


I use both types together, making the original joint with Revell Professional and then re-energising it with Mek-Pak or similar after the parts are positioned.


I find that gives a very strong joint, more so than with the Pro on its own.
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Re: Plastic adhesives
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 01:46:04 PM »


Thanks for your valued  comments. They're  precisely what l was hoping for.
Thanks again guys :-))
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