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Old 06-12-2019, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Had a bit of a fall and managed to damage one of my models where one of the landing gear wheels have come off and an engine. Can anyone recommend the best glue for these parts? I'm from the UK so ideally the glue suggested needs to be available in the country.

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Old 06-12-2019, 02:36 PM   #2
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Possibly Loctite? It sure works wonders.
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Gorilla Glue Super Glue has been my go to recently. Quick drying, durable, and does not smear if applied carefully. A little goes a long with this one especially... It is very, very, I repeat, very strong.

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I use a two-part epoxy, doesn't have to be this brand, but the quick-set version will usually give you the best results (1 minute vs the 5 minute one).

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I prefer any Cyanoacrylate super glue, available from most local hobby shops. They're specifically designed for model purposes; they don't have a thermal reaction while curing, nor do they expand. Some super glues expand while curing, oozing out of crevices or just general unsightly un-evenness.

The thicker ones cure in about 30 seconds... a tad longer than the advertised 15-25 seconds on the bottle.

Only word of caution about those, is do *not* use the accelerator (sold in a separate bottle) as that'll strip the printing right off the metal as quick as acetone. The glue just by itself though, is harmless for plastic and diecast use.

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I've used both Gorilla Glue and cyanoacrylate glue for model repairs, and both have worked very well. Personally, I wouldn't use loctite, it bonds VERY quickly, almost instantly, and doesn't give any time to make fine adjustments like the other options.
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I've used both Gorilla Glue and cyanoacrylate glue for model repairs, and both have worked very well. Personally, I wouldn't use loctite, it bonds VERY quickly, almost instantly, and doesn't give any time to make fine adjustments like the other options.
Loctite is a cyanoacrylate glue. And yes, it is the most extreme bond available. One and done. I have the Ultragel Control blue squeeze bottle with fine tip. Perfect for flow control. I have no problem with making quick adjustments prior to permanent bond.





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GS Hypo silicone adhesive not permanant so wont cause furthur damage. 1/400 undercarriages are quite strong once left to set.


Do not use Superlue aka Cyanoacrylate in its many forms as you will be left with paint damage.



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