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I'm converting some old terminators to the newer bigger bases. What glue is best for glueing metal onto plastic?
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Gel Super glue.
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Gel acts as a sticky bind as it dries. I've found that liquid super glue actually withstands being dropped and the likes better than gel; but gel is also less likely to crack off. It's slightly flexible (not much mind you).
Any time you're gluing metal, it should always be done w/ super glue, regardless of what you're gluing the metal to. For gluing strictly plastics, try the G.W. plastic glue. It costs around $6.00, but the bottle comes with 5 times the amount that would ordinarily come in a bottle of superglue.
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I too use Loctite. I like it better than anything out there right now.
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Superglue does wear out after a while, and it might not give you the best hold, gel or otherwise. The best, although not always the most feasible, solution is slow drying epoxy. I was very distraught when the superglue let go on my Exorcist tank after only 3 months and when the 5 minute epoxy became rubbery and no longer adhesive after a year and half on my fellbats. Epoxy holds longer but can get yellowed over time, something to bear in mind. Slow drying Epoxy, unlike 5 minute epoxy leaves you sitting there holding you model for quite a while, and during that time something bad might happen, but the hold is certainly the best. Point being, there is no good glue for metal and plastic, just ones that are less bad.
Last edited by frozencore; December 20th, 2006 at 03:01.
Well this is a problem i have had to deal with a few times and i have to say superglue in the end is too brittle and will break. The best solution is pinning, it helps take the stress off of the super glue and if done properly should not break, i have dropped pinned model and watch them bounce harmlessly (except on concrete :x) in one piece. It takes a few minutes and you dont ever have to worry about it again.