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Todd

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Plastic adhesives
« on: October 11, 2011, 00:49:26 »
Could someone please tell me  the name/type of the glue that I used to use for making plastics models (Airfix etc.,) that 'melted' the plastic and created a weld of sorts ?

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Re: Plastic adhesives
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 03:51:18 »
polystyrene cement?
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Re: Plastic adhesives
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 16:40:53 »
MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) works great on styrene.  Buy a pint or quart at a hardware store.  Flammable and hard on the lungs, but good stuff.
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Re: Plastic adhesives
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 20:00:48 »
Jim, I use 'Testors' Plastic Cement, can be purchased at a hobby store, but prefer
CA+ ZAP-A-GAP, also purchased at a hobby store and is very good. I use a drop on the point end of a pin for very small repairs to plastic HO rail cars. Won't melt the plastic. Can't find the name of the manufacturer but imported by Richmond RC Supply in B.C.
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Re: Plastic adhesives
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 00:02:50 »
Hi All
In the UK we have lots different Glue / Cements for modelling in   Plas-Card  / Styrene  from  Super glue “ CA” type  range to welding cements like Airfix  polystyrene to liquid Plasweld  .

I use  the liquid - weld type but buy as “Dichioromethane “ costing about  £ 6.50 per Ltr. not  £ 2.99 for a little 50ml bottle  ( but share it with some friends   ;)  )

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