Re: A great glue for resin kits

Tim O'Connor

So... a simple lookup of Cyanoacrylate with Google reveals that chemically
it is a weak acid, and that "accelerator" or "activator" is simply an akaline
or base chemical that neutralizes the acid. The activator is used in all cases
as a preparation on the surface to be bonded. The Wikipedia page notes that
many modelers use BAKING SODA to create their own "gap filling" mixtures.

"Cyanopoxy" and similar superglues that have greater tensile properties and
are less brittle might be variations of n-Butyl Cyanoacrylate, which is the
common medical form of CA. This may include the Loctite product. From what I
can find online it's not inherently more expensive than any other CA. I also
tried the ridiculously expensive Cyanopoxy and was very underwhelmed, and it
hardened on me less than a year after opening. (My basement is cool and open CA
usually lasts 3-4 years.)

Tim O'Connor

After struggling through many different adhesives, some of which left a brittle joint, some a white film, some which didn't work at all; I have found Loctite for plastics. Following the directions in the use of the activator and glue will lead to great results, an invisible, super strong joint. I'm done with expensive exotic glues as this can be found at Home Depot for three bucks. If anyone here knows a hobby shop owner tell them to stock this product.

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