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Old 02-15-2010, 11:53 AM
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Just to be clear, is it superglue you are using on the styrene?
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Just to be clear, is it superglue you are using on the styrene?
NO, the 'superglue' which is called CA (short for the chemical name) will not create a strong bond. it will be a brittle bond that will snap easily. You need a solvent type adhesive like Tenax 7R and Plastruct Bondene. I think there's also Ambroid Pro-Weld which works well too. These slightly melt the two pieces together for a much stronger bond.
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NO, the 'superglue' which is called CA (short for the chemical name) will not create a strong bond. it will be a brittle bond that will snap easily. You need a solvent type adhesive like Tenax 7R and Plastruct Bondene. I think there's also Ambroid Pro-Weld which works well too. These slightly melt the two pieces together for a much stronger bond.
Oh! Thanks! What about foam/foam or foam/styrene?
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:29 PM
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Don't know about those. Sorry.
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<this guy doesn't use Tenax...
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Great work. Any more tips and tricks. How about a bigger project step by step. Vehicle body?
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:32 PM
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Just read all the pages here and thought I would contribute my fake winch I made from styrene. The gray parts on it are just the different color styrene you might find in a model car kit.
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Default Here is my Southern Style Hunting Dog Box.

All Styrene. Box is .060 and doors are .030.





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Painted up and ready to install in the Hilux



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I had some stuff laying around and decided to try something, it's a still a WIP but getting close.
Started with a couple empty Co2 cartridges and....






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Great pieces, guys! I think I may have to go bust out my exacto and styrene sheets!
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fantastic thread!

Has anyone used Plastruct Brand Plastic Weld (orange label) had issues?

What technique is best for creating a strong bond or 'weld' of styrene?
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