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So after about 2 years my noob bought GW glue is running out and soon it's time to replace the old girl :cray:
But over these years I've seen dozens of glue types and no idea what the differences are, so can someone give me a run down of what pros and cons of each are? Maybe some knowledge of how they function? What's the general 'best' one for sticking regular plastics? Best brand? Best consistency?
I've trauled these forums and couldn't find a thread for it, so either I'm blind or it's such a basic issue I'm too stupid to understand
Thanks for any help :scratchhead:
 

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Well the make types area superglue, polystyrene cement, and PVA/white glue.

Which type are we talking about?
 

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I've trauled these forums and couldn't find a thread for it
Finding old threads on this forum can be tedious to the point of impossible at times. It's not just you my friend.

I prefer to use plain old krazy glue. Liquid stuff, not the gel kind. I don't like the thick stuff because it can be brutal to work with given my shaky hands....not that I haven't had issue with the runny stuff from time to time. What I use will break if you drop it because it doesn't melt the plastic together but I find that to be useful from time to time as new rules come out or I get a new idea for weapon load outs.
 

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Well I already have super and PVA glue, so just plastic glue.
But I was under the impression there was different types, like one melted either side slightly, one just bonded them, one did this :p maybe I was mistaken

Ove just used the GW thing glue all this time, but the nozzle seems a bit 'open' I guess at times, letting too much out for my liking
Although it's entirely possibly I've lost something- I've not got a metal tube thingy if it had one lol
 

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Try revel polystyrene cement. It comes with a fine metal applicator ao you can be accurate where you put it. Alternatively you can get polystyrene cement with a brush applicator.
Personally I use the revel for plastics and any old cheap ass super glue for resin and metal.
 

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save yourself the hassle and buy a decent superglue and use it for everything other than basing, personally i use Locktite with a brush applicator, its thin, it dries quickly and because of the brush its very precise, and if you want to use it on very tiny parts simply pick up a pack of cheap as chips wooden cocktail sticks.

trick with super glue is not to use too much, that's why i suggest the brush on type as it leaves a very thin layer, you can speed things up by adding moisture to the part you are gluing to (i lick it) or you can buy activator. i always say stick to a well known brand as they tend to be the best, though some cheap ass 5 for a £1 tubes can be good but its hit and miss, avoid supermarket home brands.If you want serious performance look at industrial plastic adhesives , they come in bigger bottles and are the best for resins.

replace regularly, once exposed to the air super-glues tend to either break down or start to go solid, so dont expect an old glue to work as well as a new one, replace the lid tightly and make sure you remove any seepage as this will allow air and moisture in to the bottle just like with paints or worst still glue your bottle shut making it useless.

if you must use plastic glues, i would recommend one called plasticweld, comes in a brown bottle and you use a brush once again to paint it on to both surfaces, its been kicking around for years and is excellent, far better than the gel types.

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Yeah I learnt the no home-brand super glue thing the hard way :( first got a bunch of cheap as air packets and basically it was one application per packet :)
Think I'll stick to plastic glue for plastics, I don't really have the time to pop to a hobby store every few weeks or months :p
 
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