I'm done with CA glue

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Clark A., Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Clark A.

    Clark A. Member

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    I am so tired of wrecking things with cynoacrylate glue. I have ruined my train station. IT got all stained with CA and now the Un Cure left white residue all over. TIme to switch to Testors..Ugh.

    Clark
  2. 3phase

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    I remember glue that came in a small orange bottle with a syringe looking tip that worked the best for detailed gluing. I forget the name of it but I hope the description of the bottle helps. I just use testers glue and apply it with a tooth pick.
  3. Clark A.

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    sorry odnt recognise it. CA is fabulous if its getting painted on. not when it ruins buildings that you spent 25 valuble dollars on
  4. jmarksbery

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    :wave: Hey Clark, don't throw it out yet. If it can't be repaired cover it up. If it's in a corner or such cover it with vines, If it is a large glob put it in the freezer, it then becomes brittle and you can pick it off. Just relax and think a little first. Old saying, "Where there is a will, there is a way. :thumb: Jim
  5. shaygetz

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    Ambroid "ProWeld" styrene cement and LocTite Super Glue Gel Control are my right and left arm in all my modeling work. I use liquid CA on diesel loco handrail stantions only. When I was 13 CA was $7 a .5 oz. tube :eek: . I used 29 cent Testor's Plastic Cement glippity glop in a tube back then...ya live and learn ;)
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    I can't recall the name of the company, but there is a CA glue out there that comes in a syringe-like tube that is dispensed by turning a screw at the back of the bottle that pushes a plunger into the glue, only dispensing a little bit--it's a lot nicer way to control the amount of glue one is dispensing.

    When building a plastic building, model cement (MEK or something like that) is a lot better than super-glue--since it melts the plastic, it creates a much more permanent bond. CA is nice for gluing wood or metal, though, in places where Walthers Goo is not called for.

    Paint can also cover a multitude of glue-inflicted sins.
  7. brakie

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    Hi Clark, :wave: I don't use any type of "super"glue never have and never will.I use testors model cement that comes in the bottle or Walther's GOO for tougher jobs. :thumb:
  8. Clark A.

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    My one prayer I think is to try to match the color and spray paint it. I'll try, and if that fails I'm out 25 bucks. There are worse things
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    Ha Clark, Can't you paint the whole building? that way the paint doesn't have match.
  10. Clark A.

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    Well its only the roof thats wrecked. i like the color of it so I want to match that. Its more of an asthetic thing.
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    I had the same problems too...

    It's Testor for me!
  12. Clark A.

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    Bought some flat dark grey paint at Meijer while I was there. Will try to paint tomorrow.
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    Good luck Clark. If that doesn't work you can always shingle it by hand using fine grit wet/dry sandpaper. It looks great!

    I'm with Shaygetz on this one - Ambroid Pro Weld, liquid glue is the best. It works through capillary action and dries in 10 seconds.

    Val
  14. Clark A.

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    Update: PAinted Grey...matches pavement too much.....gonna use a different color.....its saved!
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    I never apply CA from the bottle to the project unless it is in an area that won't be seen, interior bracing for example. I put a drop on the plastic package detail parts come in or the top of a small yogurt container and use a piece of wire to apply the glue. At work we use a box, 24 bottles, every couple months or so.