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Super Glue Dilemma

Post by Stephen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:18 pm

I know this isn't a painting question but we don't currently have a modeling thread yet this seemed the closest thing to it.

the super glue I'm currently using for my metal models is working like crap. I didn't wantto spend $8 on the games-Workshop brand AND pay for shipping. so I just picked some up from Wal-Mart for $1.
It said 'All-purpose' so i figured it'd work with metal to. Turns out I was wrong. When I tried to glue it The metal didn't stick and instead of the model sticking to the base I got my newspaper covering on the table instead. lol

So I'm wondering if there's any superglue companies you guys'd recomendthat are $5 or cheaper for a decent sized tube.
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Post by gwarfan » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:36 pm

I like to use a brand called Loctite. It's not the gel,but I do believe it comes in a gel. It'll run abut 3 bucks at Wal-mart.
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Post by lotrmaster6 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:38 am

You can find the good sort of superglue in a miniature plane shop. They sell "REVEL" if they are a good plane store. Their glue shouldn't be too expensive
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Post by Stephen » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:54 am

Wel I'm looking for 2 things in a superglue.

1: It'll work with plastic AND metal.

2: It's a gel. The one I currently use is pretty much just REALLY sticky water. Half the time it won't even work.
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Post by lotrmaster6 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:54 pm

Then I can't help you, srry I know no superglue gel substance ;(
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Post by Stephen » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:09 am

Well let me rephrase that.

Here's my problem. The superglue I currently use is little more that water thats sticky. It's impossible to work with because it just drips off to a different part of the model. So what I'm looking for is something that has the consistency similar to the GW plastic glue.

(or whatever it was the Dave was using in the Chaos Spawn vid)
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Post by lotrmaster6 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:18 am

You could buy Pattex or Bison:

http://fakkert-electronica.net/N_frame. ... t_587.html

This one should do it ;)
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Post by Stephen » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:50 pm

me no speak Welsh, or Norwiegen, or Danish, or whatever it is.

I can barely speak spanish as it is. (And I;m taking a class for that)

Plus I probably couldn't afford the shipping.
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Post by gwarfan » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:51 pm

Try the Loctite. It does come in a gel and there is a bottle with a brush. It works well on both metal and plastic.
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Post by Stephen » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:57 pm

Hmmm, now THAT might work.

What stores have it?
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Post by gwarfan » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:18 pm

Wal-mart and most hardware stores.
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Post by lotrmaster6 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:25 am

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/glue.asp

Try this one, this way you can find out wich one's suitable for you
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Post by Stephen » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:12 am

Yea, I'll check out the site as soon as i can. But if all goes well I'll be able to use the GW brand.

Turns out theres another RT only 10 miles away from the one that doesn't sell GW products anymore.
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Re: Super Glue Dilemma

Post by thedevillived » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:42 pm

Have you heard of UHU Glue? It's gel and smells like PVC glue, but it dries VERY slowly.

Another glue I use is Elephant Glue, like the sound of that? Yeah, I practically used it for all my models, including the Hive Tyrant, which is all metal. It's watery but it solidifies very fast!

They're cheap too, UHU is like RM 2 (USD$ 0.7), Elephant Glue is RM 3.9 (USD$ 1.3).

Have you used Selly's glue yet?
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Re: Super Glue Dilemma

Post by lotrmaster6 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:22 am

Why do people know so much about glue??. It's like you don't have anything else to do but to glue stuff together :mrgreen:
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