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Adhesives and Glues

Kent asks:

“I found an old kit with paints and 1,1,1-trichloroethane glue and paintbrush cleaner. It is in “Bachmann bros. painting fluid and glue”. Is there a replacement for this?”

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3 Responses to Adhesives and Glues

  • Raul Olivares says:

    Kent,
    I have been using Testors paints and adhesives for plastics for years. On my layout for setting figures and structures I use E6000, It holds very tight but can be removed. Use a toothpick to apply in small areas.

    • Kent Mccaslin says:

      Thanks, I have been using acrylics in the past and this is my first attempt at enamels, so I am looking into what is out there.

  • Frank B says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,1,1-Trichloroethane#Safety

    The Liquid Poly from model shops is methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), which melts polystyrene to permanently weld sections together.

    Polystyrene Cement is MEK with some plastic dissolved in it. Both have their uses, but the Liquid Poly can be much neater when applied carefully.

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