Glue

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by plbab, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. plbab

    plbab Member

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    I am starting my first attempt at a N scale kit, it is a Walthers Conerstone kit. What glue should i be usins for this? Is Crazy glue good for this type kit? Thanks Paul :confused:
  2. Arlaghan

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    I highly recommend you use a plastic solvent type glue. It's liquid and you apply it with a little brush built into the cap. It's the greatest thing! It works by capillary action and a little bit goes a long way - merging the plastic together - and it dries very quickly. If you make a little mess, it evaporates!

    The type I have is from Plastruct, but there are others like Ambroid available as well. I can't say enough good things about this stuff. :D
  3. Racharg

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    Not to mention that with plastic sovent glue, you have to go out of your way to glue your fingers together:oops:
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I like the Testor's solvent type cement in the diamond shaped bottle with the long spout. I can use the spout to "dribble" glue down the inside of a wall or corner out of sight, or just put a puddle on a piece of glass or sheet metal, and apply to small details with a tooth pick. I have found it will even cause the surrounding plastic to adhere to small brass grab irons and other details installed on cars and locomotives, if there is a pin on the detail to go through the shell.
  5. fuego

    fuego New Member

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    This web site will be of help for everyone. It tells you what glue to use for any material.
    www.thistothat.com