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I would appreciate some ideas on how to permanently attach plastic pieces to metal models.
I have drilled a hole in each part and pinned them together, however, I cant get the pieces to 'bond'. I have used many types of adhesive, but all have similar results. This is what I have used so far.....Testors model cement (both tubes - blue - plastic only, orange - Heavy Duty plastic), Solder metal adhesive, superglue.
I have had similar problems when trying to adhere metal to metal too. No problem with plastic to plastic.
Try a different brand of glue. Use some rough sandpaper to make the connection surface of metal a bit rougher then normal, this should help.
Plastic glue will not bond plastic to metal; it would only melt the plastic bit.
You might want to make sure the two surfaces are clear of any old gluing attempts and try Super glue again. Remember with super glue, "Less is more" only use a small amount, just a small drop, not even enough to cover the entire surface of the joint. Pressing the parts together will squish it into anywhere it needs to go and hold it for about a min.
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If you use too much glue it will not bond and just make a mess. "Less is more, less is more, and less is more."
Super glue is what is required for plastic to metal and metal to metal
The only reasons this would fail are:
1. not letting the glue dry, contrary to its behaviour on your finders, it tends to take longer than a microsecond for superglue on models to dry, make sure you give it enough time
2. something on the join - other glue, paint, or even grease from our fingers - make sure you have good clean surfaces to glue, sand off any other glue or paint, clean of grease from your hands with warm soapy water (make sure you dont leave soap on the surfaces and let it dry)
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you could try and put a small piece of green stuff between the parts you want to glue together
That works, BUT it breaks easlyOriginally posted by Dreachon@Nov 16 2004, 16:57
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The best way I learned from my 5 years doing this hobby and converting is pinning. It is really helpful to keep a plastic model and metal model secure.
An example of what I am talking about is here:
The arm that is holding the weapon is pinned. And so far from what I have done to it, it has not broken off or anything. Pinning is also good on metal on metal stuff, but it is a pain drilling in the metal.
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what i find helps, is to put a tiny amount of plastic cement on the plastic part, and then a normal amount of super glue on the metal part, this gives the tackiness required to hold the part in place while the super glue dries, and also as it melts the plastic it makes the plastic joint better fit the metal one
Ummm i have never had this problem, just use a little bit of Citidel Super glue on the metal part and glue them together. It will hold forever unless you should drop it. (Y)
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You might try using an epoxy-based glue. You know, the stuff that comes in two separate tubes/syringes that you mix prior to application. It's not as brittle as superglue & holds just as well.
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