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Is there a foam safe CA that available in ‘normal’ shops?

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Ken Lighten05/12/2017 14:48:13
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I’m building a Microaces model and I’m after some foam safe super glue that I can go to Wickes or similar to buy rather than having to wait for the postman! - if at all possible, if anyone has suggestions they would be much appreciated

Ken

Pete B - Moderator05/12/2017 16:11:43
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Can't think of any possibilities other than 'The Range' or other craft shops...?

Pete

Ron Gray05/12/2017 17:44:01
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@Ken I used Uhu Por for my Microaces Brisfit (see build log elsewhere on this forum) and only used CA for the rigging. I've used foam safe for that but if I was careful (very) I could have used ordinary for that as it is sticking to plastic, not foam (well apart from the tail rigging where I used Uhu Por). I did look for local stockists of foam safe in non model shops whilst I was away but drew a blank, so left it until I got back home. Shops such as 4-Max and Nexus are great at quick posting so you should get it next day.

Denis Watkins05/12/2017 18:04:22
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Those Ron, and Blackburn Models post same day that they get your order

Ken Lighten05/12/2017 19:15:34
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Thanks for all the responses chaps,

it’s the Brisfit that I’m building too Ron (I’ve been following your posts closely), and am using Uhu POR for the most part, it was the rigging I wanted it for but Hadn’t noticed that it’s only the tail that goes through foam, in which case I shall do as you have.

Must say I’m quite enjoying this build even with my shaky hands!

Ken

Ron Gray05/12/2017 19:33:23
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One thing I did with the Uhu Por was to apply it to the rigging, let it go off for 15 mins then pull the thread tight. The Por works like contact adhesive then and holds the thread in place.

David Mellor05/12/2017 19:54:35
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Yes... there is. And it is extremely good, readily available and extremely cheap.

Wilko's Functional Superglue is £1 (yes, one pound) for 8 (eight) tubes. Each tube contains 2g of superglue.

The 8 tubes come as sealed metal tubes (like miniature tooth paste tubes), complete with screw cap and dispenser.

It bonds Depron and all polystyrene variants without adverse effects.

Dave

Ron Gray05/12/2017 20:25:21
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Nice one Dave, I'll have to give it a go.

Ken Lighten05/12/2017 21:02:46
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I’ll give that a go too, cheers Dave

Mike Stevens06/12/2017 06:38:50
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Most local model shops will keep foam safe cyno. UHU POR is good too.

Petrol Pete06/12/2017 09:35:51
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If anyone's after normal superglue, try Toolstation the sell 50g pots of thick and thin for about £2-50 ,I've used it for the last few years and its good. they also sell the activator cheap.

Ken Lighten06/12/2017 23:06:33
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Typical!, Wilco’s functional super glue is only sold in certain stores - and the one in our town ain’t one of them!

bit the bullet and ordered some online 😒

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 07/12/2017 09:25:44

ken anderson.07/12/2017 09:20:47
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the mention of Wilco's... here's a couple of pic's of the £1.00 bargain s/glue,a pen and the card with the individual 5g tubes..... ideal for Christmas/boxing day repairs.. had a go with one of the 5g tubes and it worked a treat...more so with some activator....

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ken andrson...ne...1...repair dept.

David Mellor07/12/2017 09:52:06
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Ken, they are 2g tubes...

Dave

ken anderson.07/12/2017 09:56:17
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Posted by David Mellor on 07/12/2017 09:52:06:

Ken, they are 2g tubes...

Dave

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oop's well spotted Dave.....apology ...

ken Anderson...ne...1...... 2g dept.

Ken Lighten07/12/2017 13:14:58
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I tried the ‘Instant Bond’ sold in the same 2g tubes on some scrap hoping it would be the same as the ‘functional’ but it desolves the foam

Ken

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