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#1 rickd13


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

I want to start using plug wires on my engines. I am practicing with some wire and a plastic spoon. I tried CA glue, and that seems to hold the wires (plug and boot) together fine, but it doesn't seem to bond with the plastic spoon. What kind of glue will bond the wire to the plastic of the spoon? Do you use CA glue to bond the wires to the holes drilled in the engine?

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Must be something with the plastic in the spoon. CA/super glue will work on the engine. Weather it is a kit (plastic) engine or a resin aftermarket one.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

I have never had any problem using CA glue to hold the wires in the holes drilled in any plastic kit engine.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

I started using Micro Kristal Klear for plug wires after CA attacked the red lacquer I'd shot on a distributor cap. Some CAs also fume, leaving a smoky appearance around the joint.


The MKK (and others) is a PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue, similar to Elmers, and while it doesn't have much adhesive strength on slick parts and takes a while to dry, it also disappears completely when dry (helpful if you get a little too much on the end of a wire) and holds plenty good-enough for plug wires.


It's also among the best materials I've tried for holding windows in place.



Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 04 March 2013 - 08:19 AM.