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  1. 01Hawk's Avatar
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    Jan 11, 2016, 7:55 PM - Adhesives #1

    For my Scout I used E6000 for everything since that is what most people seemed to use. Here it seems to be a bit more varied. For bonding resin pieces what is the best way based on actual experiences? I have Superglue, Crazyglue, Devcon , JB weld and E6000. Need to glue pieces on to my MOW gauntlets and pack as well as magnets to my BobaMaker armor.
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    Jan 11, 2016, 7:59 PM - Re: Adhesives #2

    I usually use Gorilla Super Glue for fine gluing (ie places that glue squeeze out should not happen or be seen). I find it a lot stronger than standard crazy glue plus they are actually smart enough to have a metal rod embedded in the cap that goes into the tip and keeps your glue from gluing itself shut.
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    Jan 11, 2016, 8:09 PM - Re: Adhesives #3

    I forgot I have that as well. I didn't use it on anything yet though. I left the E6000 clamped on my gauntlets - was trying to glue an ABS tab onto my gauntlets. With a fair bit of force I was able to pry it off. Under normal use I think it would hold ok but since I was only used to using one type I figured I would ask.
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    Jan 11, 2016, 8:37 PM - Re: Adhesives #4

    I use CA glue (super glue) and use an accelerator to quick set it.



    specifically this..........

    https://trooperbay.com/zap-a-gap-zip...ombo-pack.html
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    Jan 11, 2016, 9:02 PM - Re: Adhesives #5

    I like Loctite Gel Conrol extra strength. This is what I intend to use when I attach my magents to my armor. I have used it a number of times on my Captain America uniforms and accessories.
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    Jan 11, 2016, 10:48 PM - Re: Adhesives #6

    Another thing that helps greatly with strength on resin parts glued together is to pin them along with the glue. Basically using a pin vise hand drill and small bit to drill partially into each piece (not all the way through) and using a piece of cut metal rod to connect the holes. You can use cut up paper clips for the metal rod. This gives you not only different areas of adhesion but different angles of adhesion and will make something getting knocked off your gaunts, pack etc etc. a little more difficult.

    Obviously this won't work for everything because some pieces are thinner than others and you can't do this on the magnets.

    This was something I did when I used to build and paint gaming miniatures. If you can't picture what I'm talking about just Google "pinning miniatures" and you will see plenty of examples.
  8. Jan 12, 2016, 6:11 AM - Re: Adhesives #7

    I have to agree with the pinning, I usually use Loctite Liquid Control, that stuff is INSANE, on resin holds great, and even better from plastic to plastic. But pins make a big difference. They saved me at my last troop. My blaster gave out but with a few zip ties I could keep everything together mostly thanks to the location pins u have in. But CA glue like loctite and I also like JB weld for certain things, not really for gluing things on because with my experience it doesn't hold to softer surfaces. Pins, screws, and CA glue are my go to. Hot glue for emergencies

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    Jan 16, 2016, 8:17 PM - Re: Adhesives #8

    I thought only E6000 was a trusted favorite, so glad I found this thread.
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    Jan 16, 2016, 9:04 PM - Re: Adhesives #9

    It depends on what I'm gluing. I personally like JB Weld if I'm gluing to anything fiberglass just because I have found that super glue doesn't bond as well to glass. But I also agree with some of the comments above that having some sort of metal rod inserted to the piece really makes a huge difference. And JB Weld can be sanded if you get a little over flow. But I usually use JB Weld and take a Q Tip with some water on it and buff it out to a nice thin edge.

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