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The Junkman

Quick diecast repair question

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I picked up a Danbury Mint 1966 Mustang convertible (complete but without box or certificate-meh) for $2 at a yard sale yesterday.  The wind wing was easily reset with white glue.  I've got to cut a piece of plastic to replace the "glass" (thinking a piece of plastic packaging) and found that the windshield frame was broken at the bottom left corner.  What kind of (clear) glue should I use to fix these things and where to get it?

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Off the top of my alleged head...

Along with white glue, Elmer's makes a clear all-purpose glue.  That's a quick fix and might work if the Mustang is going to be on a shelf and not be handled much.  It seems to have about the same strength as white glue, so not all that much.

For the strongest bond, a two-part clear epoxy is probably best. It sets very strong, but still has some shear strength/flexibility, unlike super-glues.  You can buy it under a bunch of different brand names at Loews or Home Despot. I've always had good luck with Devcon 5-Minute Epoxy, but I started using it many years ago.  Mixing the stuff can be messy and it smells like a dead horse when wet, but it's always worked for me on these kind of jobs.

I'm sure the board members will have other good advice on this.

 

Edited by Mike999
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Walmart has a new clear Gorilla glue which is new to me.

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