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SONNY MONKS06/12/2018 18:37:02
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Epoxy-i like the devcon 30 min,marks on the sides of the bottles,allows accurate measures,cyano,zapp medium,and pva,just the standard,always been okay for scratchbuilding,uhu por for foam,whatever happened to balsa cement,is this still available!

Geoff Sleath06/12/2018 19:57:42
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I use Titebond white glue. Either DeLuxe or ZPoxy epoxy - usually slower 30 or 60 minute because I like the time to get everything aligned because anything I use epoxy for is critical. Poundland cyno seems to work fine when that's what I need. UHU Por or sometimes Gorilla glue for foam. The only problem with Gorilla glue is its short shelf life - the small bottle I have has gone off and will need to be replaced next time I get the chance. I keep my cyano in the 'fridge until I need it. I buy packs of 3 in 3s (9 in all) at a time and it keeps well sealed and cool).

Geoff

Rocker06/12/2018 20:50:42
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Devcon ,my choice

Tom Sharp 206/12/2018 20:57:42
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Gorilla Glue and store the bottle upside down.

Edited By Tom Sharp 2 on 06/12/2018 20:58:51

Brian Hammond06/12/2018 21:04:08
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PVA from Poundland and epoxy from Tool Station seems as good as any!

J D 806/12/2018 22:19:17
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Devcon epoxy,Zapp cyano's.

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Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 07/12/2018 09:27:59

Cuban806/12/2018 22:48:59
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Posted by Brian Hammond on 06/12/2018 21:04:08:

PVA from Poundland and epoxy from Tool Station seems as good as any!

I did try the Poundshop PVA but found it very watery and inferior to branded glues. Have you tried a test piece?

HobbyKing epoxies are fine - rebranded US Bob Smith Industries products. I've never found the expensive 'modelling' cyanos to be any better than the stuff I get from my favourite Ebay supplier often at 1/3 of the price.

Edited By Cuban8 on 06/12/2018 22:53:04

Martin Harris07/12/2018 00:12:29
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Posted by Geoff Sleath on 06/12/2018 19:57:42:

Poundland cyno seems to work fine when that's what I need. I keep my cyano in the 'fridge until I need it. I buy packs of 3 in 3s (9 in all) at a time and it keeps well sealed and cool).

Geoff

I've been really impressed with the Poundland Stick-it cyano - sounds like the same one you use? I find it as good as thin ZAP and others at the club who've used it agree. Not only do you get 3 decent sized bottles but they come in a pack with fine applicators ... and even a pin to open them with!

For the measly investment of £1, I'd recommend everyone (who isn't allergic to CA) to try it...

Ronaldo07/12/2018 00:22:20
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Zap thin cyano,

Soudal high viscosity cyano great stuff at a great price. I build mainly with this. ! **LINK**

Zap epoxy, 5mins, and 30mins. Sometimes mixed with glass 'micro' fibers. Good for reinforcing a glue joint and as a gap filler.

Evostick white pva

Occasionally Araldite, the 24hr setting stuff.

nigel newby07/12/2018 00:49:09
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Just bought 7 Stick it super glues from pound land for a pound. Great value

Tom Sharp 207/12/2018 01:29:14
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I once bought some 24 hour epoxy from our local Pound shop. It took a week to set.

Kiwikanfli07/12/2018 08:09:54
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Titebond Premium Aliphatic and Great Planes thin superglue (Made in England??).

Engine Doctor07/12/2018 08:44:45
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 07/12/2018 01:29:14:

I once bought some 24 hour epoxy from our local Pound shop. It took a week to set.

Yep I must have bought some of the same batch . I've heard of time to position bits but that was ridiculous .It flew into the bin very quickly.

ken anderson.07/12/2018 09:00:51
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Wilco's cyano(£1)...Poundland epoxy(good enough for toy /model aircraft)gorilla glue(sometimes) …. after Brexit who know's……. emotion

ken anderson...ne...1...budget dept...

Nigel R07/12/2018 09:26:05
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Screwfix or Toolstation for PVA, epoxy and medium cyano (although they call it "thin" ).

And a couple of fancier glues:

Thin cyano, from modelling emporiums, all brands seem about the same to me. Needs to be proper thin to penetrate wood. I like being able to use it to harden up controls near hinges and reinforce threads in liteply and so on. Poundshop cyano is too thick for that.

Pacer or RC modellers "Canopy Glue", good for plastic stuff (hinges, canopies) to other stuff.

 

Edited By Nigel R on 07/12/2018 09:26:26

Bob Cotsford07/12/2018 09:38:12
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I'm a bit picky with PVA, it used to be Evostick Resin W, preferably the exterior grade but that seems to have changed names to Evostic Wood Adhesive (Weatherproof) in B&Q now. Other PVA brands/types I've tried I found best suited for brown paper covering or wallpaper repairs. Wickes Cornice Adhesive is a good thick CA, Poundland for thin CA and for epoxy Z-Poxy 30 minute and laminating versions because it's been easy to get hold of locally in larger bottles.

Nigel R07/12/2018 10:19:48
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I should clarify that I mainly use PVA for wing bandages, which is a bit of a "paint it on" type job.

I haven't tried brown paper as a covering medium yet. Must do that sometime!

Martin Harris07/12/2018 10:41:06
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Posted by Nigel R on 07/12/2018 09:26:05:

Thin cyano, from modelling emporiums, all brands seem about the same to me. Needs to be proper thin to penetrate wood. I like being able to use it to harden up controls near hinges and reinforce threads in liteply and so on. Poundshop cyano is too thick for that.

Give the Poundland stuff a try. The CA in the three bottle pack is just like ZAP thin. I don't know if the tube packs are thicker - I would imagine they would be medium at least? Nigel Newby might be able to confirm this?

Cuban807/12/2018 10:53:43
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Poundland cyano is OK, but I preferred it when they sold it larger bottles under the 'Tommy Walsh' brand. Wilko cyano is also good - I wouldn't use cheap epoxy, it does seem to vary in quality and IMHO is a false economy, especially when one uses epoxy on high stress, critical parts. Same with the quick setting stuff from all the manufacturers - 5 or 15 minute epoxy seems to be rather brittle when cured, which I don't like. 30 minute set I find to be a good compromise.

Brian Cooper07/12/2018 14:39:27
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Another vote here for Poundland cyano. It's good stuff.

B.C.

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