Brian Carlson

I’ll agree with Scott. MEK is the fastest but it flashes quickly and the parts need to be in contact prior to application. Testor’s is slow working. Use it only in areas where you need more working time. 

I use the scalecoat plastic cement now when building styrene freight car kits. 

Not familiar with the new tenex. Used to love it. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jun 1, 2021, at 2:20 PM, Scott H. Haycock <shhaycock@...> wrote:

Hi, Bill
I don't know of any 'instant' way to bond styrene- even ACC takes a few seconds. I use MEK. It's as fast as anything else I know about.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm

On 06/01/2021 12:04 PM WILLIAM PARDIE <pardiew001@...> wrote:
I rarely work with plastic models, however, recently I have had the occasion to work on two plastic structure kits.  One is a Wlathers kit and the other a Grandt Line.
I thought that the least of my worries would be bonding the components. I have tried Testors liquid cement and Lester Bruer’s favorite MEK.  Neither forms an instant
 bond. I am wondering if the product loses its potency over time. I have not tried the new Tenex.
This seems to be a trivial question but I have spoken with several modelers recently who have had the same experience.
Any thoughts?
Bill Pardie

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