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Revell "Contacta" cement ?

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Is the Revell "Contacta" glue the same stuff as Model Master Liquid Cement for Plastic Models  ??

Or is it different ?   I see a lot of guys using it.

 

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The Contacta does a pretty good job, though those applicator tubes like to jam up fairly quickly. I haven't used the Testor's version, but the Contacta and Humbrol liquid glues are comparable to one another.

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I use it, good stuff. It is not a liquid like some of the brush on cements. It is very heavy like syrup. To keep the tip clean I always point the needle straight up and squeeze the bottle to blow out the needle, never had it clog yet.

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It's the same stuff as the glass bottle stuff thick but good holding power I use it all the time .

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5 hours ago, Goodwrench3 said:

Is the Revell "Contacta" glue the same stuff as Model Master Liquid Cement for Plastic Models  ??

Or is it different ?   I see a lot of guys using it.

 

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Is the above available in the United States? I've only seen it in foreign on line posts, videos, or Revell of Germany ads. I've never on the shelves here. 

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3 hours ago, Mike Chernecki said:

I use it, good stuff. It is not a liquid like some of the brush on cements. It is very heavy like syrup. To keep the tip clean I always point the needle straight up and squeeze the bottle to blow out the needle, never had it clog yet.

Now that's really useful info, I've been using it years but I've always kept a cigarette lighter close by to heat the tube & melt the glue when it clogged. I'll be doing as you do Mike from now on. Thank you. 

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I find the revell glue a little runnier than the humbrol and also slower setting. To keep my needle clean i have a thin diameter bit of florist wire in the tube so when it clogs I just remove the wire and the clog comes out with it. I prefer the humbrol glue for small parts due to its being thicker but revell is easier to find for me these days

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7 hours ago, Yahshu said:
11 hours ago, Mike Chernecki said:

I use it, good stuff. It is not a liquid like some of the brush on cements. It is very heavy like syrup. To keep the tip clean I always point the needle straight up and squeeze the bottle to blow out the needle, never had it clog yet.

Now that's really useful info, I've been using it years but I've always kept a cigarette lighter close by to heat the tube & melt the glue when it clogged. I'll be doing as you do Mike from now on. Thank you. 

When I used this glue back in the day, I sealed the needle with a piece of fishing-line... Worked fine too.  

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1 hour ago, Tommy124 said:

When I used this glue back in the day, I sealed the needle with a piece of fishing-line... Worked fine too.  

Thanks Tommy124, I'll be giving that useful tip ago also, 

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I have tried many different types of styrene glue but since I started with Revell Contacta Professional many many years ago I have never looked back...it's imho the best avlailable to us over here.
If the needle gets clogged I just put a piece of the same 0.5 mm stainless steel wire I use for detailing through it to unclogg it, fast and easy.

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4 hours ago, Force said:

I have tried many different types of styrene glue but since I started with Revell Contacta Professional many many years ago I have never looked back...it's imho the best avlailable to us over here.
If the needle gets clogged I just put a piece of the same 0.5 mm stainless steel wire I use for detailing through it to unclogg it, fast and easy.

That's probably the best and easiest way to go!

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Is this available in the US? It looks interesting!

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Bump. Is this available stateside?

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On 09/02/2019 at 7:29 PM, oldcarfan said:

Is this available in the US? It looks interesting!

 

25 minutes ago, Jon Cole said:

Bump. Is this available stateside?

some sellers on amazon stock it

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RoG paints and model glues aren't distributed in the U.S. If you check out the sellers on Amazon, they are all European vendors. Besides, do you really want to spend $12 USD plus shipping for less than an ounce of model glue? Testors 8872C Liquid Cement

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is just as good and only costs around four bucks. Plus, you can find it in any decent art supply store.

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I have found these two to be exactly the same, stringy, smelly, melting plastic, type glues...

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Faller Super Expert is similar in concept to the Revell Contacta Professional. Great glue, and I like the dispenser better than the one Testors uses. It’s available in the US, especially at shops that carry a lot of model train stuff. I’ve also bought it at Walther’s in Milwaukee. 

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the warhammer glue in the white bottle is the same as the revell too

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15 hours ago, Don Sikora II said:

Faller Super Expert is similar in concept to the Revell Contacta Professional. Great glue, and I like the dispenser better than the one Testors uses. It’s available in the US, especially at shops that carry a lot of model train stuff. I’ve also bought it at Walther’s in Milwaukee. 

With a name like "Super Expert" how could you not want to use it !  It's not just "expert" - it's "super expert" !   :-)

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Expert, super-expert, professional - those are all European buzzwords used to drum up sales.  In U.S. we instead use slogans like "industrial strength". :D

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