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Hi

Putting together a model I have had for years, Big Foot monster truck.

The cockpit is clear and I am using Testors clear parts cement.

I understand this is a type of wood glue but I need something with more strength because I have to clamp the roll cage to it when I glue the cage in place. I'm using rubber bands to do this

I guess I'm going to answer my own question and say to use clear epoxy. Here are some pictures of the construction.

Thanks

 

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Testors offeres a clear Canopy glue and that my be a good option. I have been using a clear glue for my windshield installations from Gallery Glass that I got at a JoAnn's Fabrics.   

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42 minutes ago, R.D.F. said:

I guess I'm going to answer my own question and say to use clear epoxy.

Bingo! ;)

 

Steve

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Richie, I have been using Devcon 5-Minute Epoxy for years on just about everything. Sure it's a little pricey and there's some waste, however it works great. Fully cured in 24 hours and provides a clear and strong bond. When I take my models to a show or club meeting I never have to take a "repair kit" either.

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Thanks everyone for your input. 

I will go the epoxy route.

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I like using MEK applied with a paint brush. Try it on a some spare parts. 

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I have started using Gorilla clear glue available at Walmart now.

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I have successfully used Micro Krystal kleer for several years. It goes on white but dries clear. I apply it with a brush. It is water clean-up.

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Posted (edited)

Bought this at Walmart today for $3 works well and it dries clear.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

There must be a hundred glues that dry clear.  My go to choices are Pacer Formula 560 canopy glue and Zap - Polizap( in the silver and blue bottle).  560 is a PVA glue designed to hold clear R/C aircraft canopies in place and it very strong and flexible.  It also tacks up very fast.  Polyzap is also in the R/C section and is a super glue for glueing Lexan bodies on R/C cars.  It is a thick super glue that doesn't fog clear parts.  

Edited by Pete J.

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Warning about 5-minute epoxy: in the last 40 years I used at least half a dozen brands, and they all start off nice ans clear (maybe with an extremely slight amber tint), but they all seem to yellow after few years.

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Another option is jewelers watch crystal cement. 

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