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My Gramp came by today and dropped off some of his old hobby equipment (My family have been painting/modelling models for the last 3 generations lol)
He gave me an old glue he used to swear by when glueing metal components together called "Araldite".
There wasn't much of the stuff left but it seems very strong and has stuck on a first attempt perfectly fine where other glues had failed after many attempts. You take the glue and mix it with a bit of hardener to catalyse the sticking properties of it.
I'm just wondering whether to go out and by some new araldite to use on my models. But before that I want to know:
1) Any experience LO has had with araldite
2) Whether is corrodes metal/plastic over time like some other very strong glues
3) Is it worth buying or are there even better glues out there that I have yet to discover?
Any help would be appreciated
I believe it is what most people use to glue their titans, and its the only thing I can find that actually permanently sticks metal to plastics (I'm too rough with my models.)
Ive used araldite extensivly for gluing metals (am i the only one that finds GW metal glue pathetic?) and ive not nothing but praise for it. It takes a little while to set but once it has its rock solid.
Case in point, ive got a Hive tyrant with the main torso glued with Araldite. So far its come of gaming tables a couple of times. So i figured when used with araldite it would stay intact. Sure enough, next time it fell off the table the main torso didnt even split, whilst all 4 arms came off. I dont know if youve ever felt one of those things but they are heavy, so the Araldite did a fantastic job.
As for corroding, i have noticed any so i think your alright there.
Other glues? well the only thing ive found that works as well is Unibond, and even thats not great (leaves great big grey patches out the side, no matter how careful you are.)
So from this LO'er, go for it!
Your friendly neighbourhood gargantuan creature
Everything from GW sucks. (apart from the models and paints.)(am i the only one that finds GW metal glue pathetic?)
thanks for the feedback guys,
I'm glad it apparently doesn't corrode stuff as the model I tested it on was my metal Lizardman carnosaur! (£25 )
It appears to be as strong as suggested, I held the peices together for around 10 minutes and left them propped up in place for a further 3 hours and they seem fine and rock hard now, I'm definitely buying more after hearing these reviews.
Beer + rep!
i am an older modeler some 30 odd yrs now and have been using araldite for most of that time.
it is far superior to any of the superglues & was originally made for the car industry.
i still have 30yr old models [old dragons from grenadier etc.] which r just as strong now as then - one word of caution to do not spill on your good t-shirt as it will no longer be good lol
also make sure there is some ventilation as fumes can b strong in an enclosed area
Same as any kind of super glue... or any kind of clothes.one word of caution to do not spill on your good t-shirt as it will no longer be good lol
I've used Araldite rapid, which is a similar 2 part deely, just with a faster drying time (although its presumably not as strong as the proper stuff.) Its very good!
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