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Old 08-28-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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I have to admit, I'd never heard of the stuff until it was mentioned here, so I did the ol' Google search and turned up quite an interesting link...

Good to know
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Used to be able to purchase in gallon cans locally from a company that supplied the fishing industry hereabouts. A very versatile product. I used it to patch the fabric covering on the elevators of a DC-3 I was crewing, after an encounter with frozen over slush in the spring.
It stuck like glue (pardon the pun), and was still secure after two more weeks on the road.
I still use it a lot, as the CA fumes are giving me problems, and us retired blokes have nothing but time on our hands (or so I've been told), so the curing time is not a drawback..
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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AMBROID CEMENT GLUE was originally a glue for canoe patchwork. In the
1940s, 50s and so on, it was the primary glue to build model airplanes.
You could buy a metal glue dispenser (like a syringe) and use it to glue your balsa joint
with it. I have used it for years until some years later, I assumed, some company
did a take over....and the glue has never been the same since. I have a tube
of it which was recently purchased (give or take 2 or 3 yrs) and it is of a
very inferior quality to the one I was accustomed to for years.
If you are a born maritimer like I am and you love to have a good shot of
genuine rum once in awhile this (glue) is a like a shot of rum which
has been drowned in water.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:22 PM   #4
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I have 40 year old control line models that are still held together very well with Ambroid.

And thanks to those who wrote about the background of the glue - fascinating.
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Originally Posted by russ View Post
I have to admit, I'd never heard of the stuff until it was mentioned here, so I did the ol' Google search and turned up quite an interesting link...

Good to know
Amborid was the glue of choice when I was a kid. Now it has been replaced by CA and foam glues.

But all that time I used it, I never knew why it was called "ambroid", though I did suspect "amber" to be part of the name. Now I know.
I too have some old models kicking about built with ambroid

That was a great and informative link!
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:14 AM   #6
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I used Ambroid as a "generic" name in the post about butt joining balsa. The stuff I actually use is Sig-Ment.

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