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Darrell Woodward09/05/2016 05:33:41
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I went into Truro's Poundland on a mission to buy £10 worth of 'Giant Bubbles' for me mates brood and while searching found the DIY section.

My eye was drawn to the 'superglue', being in desperate desperate need I picked up three packs of this:

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Works just like the stuff that normally costs £7+ AND comes with those skinny tips.

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Sterling10109/05/2016 07:38:38
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They do a pack with a can of kicker includes too but I've only seen it there once sadly...
Phil May09/05/2016 08:12:26
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Been useing it for years...
Good value.
Cuban809/05/2016 08:26:53
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I've been using their 20g bottles of thin cyano for ages and it's absolutely fine. Pity they don't do a medium version.

One word of warning, the quid bottles of PVA are not suitable for modelling use (or much else for that matter) - far too thin.

ken anderson.09/05/2016 09:44:05
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thumbs up from NE.....1 land also...in these cash strapped times we live in...i've used all the different P/Land cyano's and they do the job...ideal for the flight box for first aid in the event of an arrival/crash....

ken anderson...ne...1.... P/Land dept.

Geoff Sleath09/05/2016 10:09:34
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I've been using Poundshop cyano for a while now. I keep the spare in the fridge to keep it fresh. If you want thicker cyano just keep it for a while and it thickens - to the point of its being unusable as I found from the bottle I keep in my flight box for those 'just in case' repairs

I've also been using Poundshop 5 minute epoxy which also seems to work OK. I use 30 minute epoxy for very critical areas but the Poundshop stuff is fine for quicker setting needs.

Our local Poundshop in Belper is right by the bus stop where I get the bus home and If I'm a few minutes early I have a wander to see what's in stock. I usually walk the 2.5 miles in and catch the bus home up the hill - the joys of the free bus pass, one of the very few advantages of old age!

Geoff

Percy Verance09/05/2016 20:33:31
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Geoff

I have cyano in my fridge from 5 to 6 years ago. Still seems to bond well with no obvious ill effects.

Tom Sharp 209/05/2016 21:37:16
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I once bought some epoxy from Poundland, took a week to go off and I'm not joking.

Darrell Woodward09/05/2016 22:20:30
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 09/05/2016 21:37:16:

I once bought some epoxy from Poundland, took a week to go off and I'm not joking.

I know you aint joking.....

Once bitten, twice buy Araldite or West.

Mark Kettle 109/05/2016 22:51:11
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Been use the super glue and PVA for many years. The boxed super glue and kicker supply has finished this spring (2016).

The PVA is thinner than the blue Evostick stuff and not instant tack, however I have built with it and haven't had any problems. For instance my cardboard glider has been glued together using it and the brown paper covering finish underneath tightened with PVA.

Hill Billy 40 span  weight 30oz

Hill Billy has a main chord of 12 and the tip chord is 9.5

Covered in brown paper from Poundland - glued with PVA from Poundland - 2 cans of Poundland silver spray - Cardboard from the local bike shop, it is a 'Canondale ' bike box and £ free - 40" Span - two standard servo's - AA flat pack - 30 oz in weight - 10 oz per sq ft wing loading - end wing section seen is a 7% section - logo's off the internet and printed on Poundland copy paper - ink via HP.

Phil May09/05/2016 23:21:45
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What's that hanging out of it's butt Mark?

Has it worms cheeky

Mark Kettle 109/05/2016 23:24:21
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LOL ...sorry Phil, I should have combed my quiff before flying laugh

 

I better keep out of the sea with all the water based glue going on !   Mind if it has got worms I'll catch a fish.

 

Hill Billy over the sea

 

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Darrell Woodward10/05/2016 01:03:26
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Thats a good looking model Mark, the silver looks very 'alloy'.

My 2nd pair of BoT wings: Poundland CA / 'Ever Build 502' pva (£2 / 500ml / local hard-ware store) photo 2016-05-10-0291_zpsgk3eplpy.jpg

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onetenor10/05/2016 03:32:22
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Some good screwdriver sets too. The epoxy remains just a bit flexible which is ideal for bonding hard wood and bamboo to balsa and each other. . Hard drying glues can be too brittle for this

Mark Kettle 110/05/2016 07:30:21
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Cheers D. W.

Cuban810/05/2016 09:28:40
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Posted by D. Woodward on 09/05/2016 22:20:30:
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 09/05/2016 21:37:16:

I once bought some epoxy from Poundland, took a week to go off and I'm not joking.

I know you aint joking.....

Once bitten, twice buy Araldite or West.

Give Bob Smith's (BSM) brand epoxies from Hobbyking a go - I use their 30 minute type for general use and their finishing epoxy for glassing. Have tried all the dearer types and BSM's products are just as good and much more economical.

Chuck Plains10/05/2016 09:59:36
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Yeap, Poundland, one of my favorite shops, we have 3 of them in Exeter now, since they bought out the 99p shops.

I bought that super glue same pack just the other day. Good tip about refrigerating it there Percy, thanks !

I buy masking and clear packing tape when they have it. Also snap off knives, (though the blades are very thin, that is useful sometimes). I've bought marker pens, pencils, brown paper, fablon type sticky back plastic, sealable plastic containers, bicycle lamps and mudguards, biscuits and snacks . . .

this is starting to sound like a commercial, blush

Teehee, I've even bought Hot Wheels cars in there! smile d

Mark Kettle 110/05/2016 12:31:35
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D.W - is your wing for a glider 'Bird of Time' ? (took me age's to figure out BOT)

The Wright Stuff10/05/2016 12:38:24
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Posted by Cuban8 on 10/05/2016 09:28:40:
Posted by D. Woodward on 09/05/2016 22:20:30:
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 09/05/2016 21:37:16:

I once bought some epoxy from Poundland, took a week to go off and I'm not joking.

Ideal for those applications where you need to get it really, REALLY precisely positioned!

More seriously, I think a lot of what you pay for 'higher-end' products is related to quality control and consistency. One batch of Poundland glue might be fine, the next batch might not be. In many cases the price difference is enough that you can afford to take the risk... I always test first, and never assume that because a previous purchase worked, the next one will too...

John Stainforth10/05/2016 14:28:12
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Thanks for the great tip! I went to Poundland yesterday and bought some more CA and it seems to work just as well as the more expensive stuff. I like the small bottles too.

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