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Title: What types of glue to use on different surfaces?
Post by: dreddbatfan66 on April 14, 2018, 05:16:24 pm
I'm never sure of what type of glue to use on different parts when building a model.I'm currently working on a Moebius Models B9 Robot model and I'm adding motors,electronics,sound,etc. to it.There's parts that have photoetched parts glued to clear pieces then the clear part are glued to painted surfaces.Is there anything that will adhere to painted surfaces?I've had some luck with epoxy on painted surfaces but sometimes it doesn't hold.I'm in a wheelchair from Rhuematoid Arthritis and on a fixed income from social security and by the time I pay rent,bills,get food and all my medicines there's not a lot leftover to get things so I'd hate to buy the wrong glue and not be able to use it.Any advice or help that anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated so I don't spend money needlessly.
Title: Re: What types of glue to use on different surfaces?
Post by: RockyD88 on April 15, 2018, 09:40:31 am
 not many glues like to stick to painted surfaces, try scraping the paint off the area you need to glue and use Tamiya thin cement on plastic parts.

 Photoetch parts need a mechanical glue like epoxy or CA glue, if your gluing anything to clear parts try to avoid using CA glue as it could cloud up your clear parts.

 hope this helps
Title: Re: What types of glue to use on different surfaces?
Post by: LynnInDenver on April 15, 2018, 09:43:11 am
For the clear parts, use PLA glue, which is basically white glue. It won't craze the clear plastic, dries clear, can be washed off, and will hold with reasonable assurance. You can also use it to hold the photoetch to the clear parts.

The Tamiya cement would work for attaching the clear parts to the model, but application needs to be sparing and just on the edge, because it will also fog the clear.