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Superglue ?

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Just a quick question. I see a lot of reference to using superglue for model cars. Is superglue better than model glue? Are you guys using regular superglue or special type of superglue. Thanks

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You can use Super Glue on plastic but I use Tenrex ( if you can find it ) or an other liquid glue to build with. I use super glue for resin kits and resin parts as well as photo-etch parts, as model glue won't work on resin or PE.

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Thank you for your reply Douglas. Don't know why my post disappeared I didn't think it was a very controversial topic.

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Super glue and styrene glue both have roles in model building. I typically use three or four glues per project because they each excel at different needs. Super glue, styrene glue, epoxy glue, and white glue are my weapons of choice and I'm still exploring more.

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^^^ agreed

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I use it cause its faster. BUT do not use it around the clear parts or the fumes will fog you windows. I put in the windos at least 2 howers after my last use of supper glue then I use regular model glue for that.

Laz

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John, Cyno Accranate , uh Super Glue has it's uses . It's fine for gluing dis similar objects , ie, Fiberglass to paper . Generally speaking , most Super Glues only join two surfaces in a TINY spot as too much and that stuff WILL NOT CURE!

1. Super Glues cure with the ABSENCE of oxygen. Styreene plastic glues will actually "Melt " two pieces of plastic together . So too will a small drop of Acetone which the "Liquid styrene adhesives are .As it's already been stated , Styreene adhesive WILL NOT JOIN EPOXY RESINS !

2. Epoxy adhesive can be used to join "Clear " parts to Styreene . However , this glue can be tricky if any pressure is applied to a joint also . My suggestion here is if it's a part that will get moved as in a working part , don't use it .

3. White Elmer's Glue can also be used on gluing Clear parts to Styreene too.

4. If you wish to join a metal or P. E part to either Styreene or to Resin, I'd suggest the Clear Epoxy .

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Would white elmers glue work for plastic windows into a resin truck cab

this cab persay

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Edited by blazefox

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Would white elmers glue work for plastic windows into a resin truck cab

this cab persay

Yes. It will hold adequately, but not strongly. It will do the trick provided you handle the model carefully, don't grab or bonk the windows.

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Thank you mike, this is my first resin model so I want to know wat im up agaist be for I mess something up. My build is kodiak viking in the big rigs section if you care to look. :)

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