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About clamm

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  1. clamm added a post in a topic Suicide or Normal Door Hinges?   

    Hey there...

    I see lots of tutorials on adding hinges to doors and trunks, but how about hoods? I need to hinge the resin hood (Bandit Resins) of a 71 Roadrunner to the plastic body. Any ideas? links to tutorials or other tips etc? After market places that sell hood hinges that aren't too crazy difficult to add?
  2. clamm added a post in a topic Liquid Glues   

    I haven't been back into building long enough to know that it's changed, but Tenex is great stuff. For scratchbuilding, say joining styrene rod together, it's unbeatable.

    I have also had good luck with Micromark's "Same Stuff", and with samestuff, the brush you use to apply the glue is attached to the top that screws the glue bottle closed. Very convenient.
  3. clamm added a post in a topic Any epoxy out there worth a damn?   

    Kennedy Jr: I use Epoxy most, Tamiya bottled second, Tenex third, CA 4th, and GS Hypo 5th, I'd say. Each one has its own tricks to use it successfully. But I think you shouldn't give up on Epoxy yet.

    I couldn't get Epoxy to work either, but after reading this forum and emailing some folks and reading a bit I decided to give it a shot and guess what after some messing around and experimenting EPOXIES REALLY RULE!!!!

    --Get Devcon 5 minute epoxy. Devcon is really good! Don't get anything else, don't get the generic Ace hardware 5 minute one for instance. For me that Devcon 5 minute one is the very best. It comes in plastic bottles that don't get yucky/slimey after a few uses. It's easy to mix and store. It's not too expensive. It dries clear.

    You can order it online if your local hardware store doesn't carry it. That's what I ended up doing. It's worth the extra trouble.

    --Get a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white paper, like what you'd use at work in a printer. It can already have been used to print something (better for the environment to use something you'd otherwise pitch)

    --Put equal size beads of the 2 parts right next to each other, and then with a toothpick stir them together "with vigor". The beads don't have to be exactly the same size but they do need to be pretty close. The beads can be small--you can't use much devcon in 5 minutes so you'll learn to make your beads the right size after you use it for awhile.

    --Don't put your parts on the white paper, ever. That way you won't accidentally drop your parts in some epoxy. I usually work with 2 sheets on my bench--paper for mixing/applying glues and paper towel for the parts, and the two never meet.

    --Prep your parts really well! You **must** remove all chrome and paint before you join because Devcon won't stick to either (especially chrome--it really doesn't stick to that well at all). In fact, I have found this for pretty much every kind of glue, except maybe CA + accelerator in some cases.

    You can read more about Devcon on my model car blog


    Have fun!!!