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h2w

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testors model cement
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:00:08 PM »
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 I ran out of my normal lok tite cement  while in the middle of a project how well does testors model cement in a tube work with walther's  buildings.
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Re: testors model cement
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 08:29:09 PM »
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adhesive quality is good, takes time to cure.
problem is controlling quantity and the messiness that occurs because of it.

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Re: testors model cement
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 09:44:21 PM »
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ok thanks also it smells bad

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Re: testors model cement
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 01:43:14 PM »
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yeh that stuff sucked ran and globbed all over the place

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Re: testors model cement
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 02:08:13 PM »
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I have had success with a Testors tube by squeezing down the nozzle with a flat pliers till it looks like a slit. Then I run the nozzle slit parallel to the edge along the inside corner of one mating piece squeezing slightly only allowing a thin bead to form on the flat edge to be assembled to the mating surface.  I do not like those nozzles they sell due to the fact that they gum up quickly and if allowed to dry impossible to clean.

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Re: testors model cement
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 12:55:58 PM »
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I swore off tube glue years ago after discovering how well solvent-based liquid cement worked. I currently use Plastruct Bondene applied with a small brush (depending on the type of join). Bonds instantly, no globs or residue. Simply welds the mated surfaces together and evaporates. There is a slight smell, so ventilation is recommended. This type of adhesive allows one to keep the assembly process going, thus requiring less time to complete a model.
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