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Bye-bye dog leg door hinges. What glue to attach doors to body?

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I cut the dog leg door and hood hinges off a Testors Dodge Charger R/T Daytona diecast, way back when. Then it got tossed in the "maybe someday" pile. Now I want to finish it, and glue the body panels shut. I am not messing with the paint. Not stripping the paint.
Anyone ever do this before? Glue diecast to diecast? What is the best glue? 
EDIT: The hinges are long gone. Looking to glue panels shut.

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A heavy bead of thick variant CA glue might also suffice.  

Mike K./Swede70

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I agree with the JB Weld theory, although be very careful in application, as it can expand when it cures.  A thin coat, firmly clamped.

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Loctite  super glue works on die cast metal. Look for it at wal mart get the one that say's it can bond metal ect..

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I have done this on some models and have used Super Glue Gel with great success.

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Thanks for the info. I will go to the hardware store tomorrow. Didn't feel like suiting up today.

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10 hours ago, ranma said:

Loctite  super glue works on die cast metal. Look for it at wal mart get the one that say's it can bond metal ect..

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I recommend SuperGlue Gel, if you go this route, much more control.   Walmart has three packs of smaller tubes which keeps them from clogging up. 

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Another vote for GEL, if you're using superglue. And ask for Loctite brand by name. I've learned the hard way it's THE BEST. 

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If the gaps are tight Superglue Gel will work fine. If you have big gaps I would get Gorilla glue clear in the squeeze tube.

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I agree with Bill on the Gorilla glue.  I have become a fan of their products.

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17 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

If the gaps are tight Superglue Gel will work fine. 

I haven't heard anyone address what to do if the gaps AREN'T tight. Which, on most diecasts, they aren't. :unsure:

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Another option would be black silicone, if it’s done carefully the door gap looks like 1:1 door rubber.

 

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I wish I can get some of that glue.I normally use Testors,but all the craft stores are locked up tight.And as far as hobby shops,there’s two that I know of on LI,NY,and guess what,they’re closed too.So I ordered some on line.Just waiting for it.Even Ace hardware is closed.

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