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Old 12-09-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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Do i need special model glue or can i use a wood glue from a hardware store. I am putting togather a wood model kit. I don't know may be the drying time will be to slow.
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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That's what I use 90% of the time Dream Starter and it works fine. Get yourself some epoxy for the higher stress areas like landing gear blocks, firewalls, etc...
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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Hi Dream Starter:

Get yourself some Elmer's Carpenter's Glue. This stuff is yellow in colour and is normally on the shelf next to the white glues. The glue is actually known as aliphatic resin, with the trade name carpenter's glue.

Home Hardware and Home Building centers call it Home-Bond Carpenter's Glue.

Great stuff, sets up in a couple of hours and cures overnight. As Terry says, get some epoxy for the high stress areas as well.

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The yellow stuff is much cheaper. BUT it's more for the people who don't mind waiting awhile between "gluings" to allow it time to set/dry.

In other words, patience is required.

I use it almost exclusively except for stress areas as noted.

I will sometimes use a DAB of instant CA to tack/hold as piece on while the yellow glue sets up but thats it.
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:57 PM   #5
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Thanks guys i will give it a try. Yes i am new to the hobby and there are no hobby shops close by.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:56 AM   #6
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Been using the Elmer's for years. Have a gallon jug and pour into a smaller squeeze bottle for the models. Using the larger containers puts to much on. When my squeeze bottle is empty I flush it out and refill.
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Old 12-10-2004, 03:45 PM   #7
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I recently changed from the CA type glues to the more stable "wood" glues. The wood glues do take longer but they are easer to sand and they don't send me to the washroom sneezing every two minutes.

I have also been using the "foaming" glues called "Probond" it is a polyurathane and it foams slightly and is great and sands nice and easy
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I think I'll start using these glues as well. In the past I was always in a hurry so I used CA's which mean you can build as fast as you can put the pieces together.
Then again I have a couple of Mosquitobite planes to put together and you're just about forced to use CA because you assemble great sections of the plane and then glue it.

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I personally use Weldbond. They call it the spaceage glue on the bottle.
It dries clear and is water resistent. I haven't found anything that it won't glue. It also sands nicely and cleans up with water.
Setup and drying time is the same as any of the wood glues. I cheat like voyager 633rd and tack parts with CA so I can move on to building other areas while the Weldbond dries.
I also use a large syringe and needle I purchased from our local TSC to apply the Weldbond. The syringe makes it easy to run fillets and get into hard to reach places.


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