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SDBOB
Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 2:17:15 PM
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I like gluing some kind of figure in my cabs. Just recently I super glued figures in new small Cat excavator and crawler loader. Placed machine back together oops the windows are milky now! Cabs are completely enclosed no air. Must be giving off gas from glue. I've used silicone caulking before. Anyone else have this happen?
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 2:29:24 PM

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Has happened to me before,have used instant/super/crazy glue,(cyanoacrylate) to put windscreens in trucks.As the glue dries,it will take moisture from the air around it.This causes 'misting' in the closest areas.Have dis-assembled models that had been completed,to wipe off 'white' marks,usually with cotton bud,or very small paint brush.Have learned from this.Will always vent,use very little glue,assemble in parts,to avoid this.
dain555
Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 3:55:13 PM

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Something else you could use if you can get it is J-B Weld, it's a 2 part epoxy type stuff that holds really well. I usually use the Kwik Weld version as it sets up in a couple minutes and this stuff is sandable and paintable too. I use it on most of my models for mirrors, broken parts and pretty much anything that needs a little gluing.

Also the J-B Weld has very little smell and zero fumes that would damage the windows on the models.

Hope this helps you out!!

Dain

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SDBOB
Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 9:07:09 PM
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Thanks guys.
dain555
Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 2:35:07 PM

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SDBOB, you should be able to get the J-B Weld at most Walmarts, look for it in the automotive section is where I have found it. You can also order it from Walmart online also stores like Autozone and Advance Auto should have it as well. Like I said I use the Kwik Weld formula as it sets pretty fast (about 5 mnutes). The regular formula I tried messed things up because of the 15+ minute set time and I'd have parts drop off and get the stuff on places I didn't want it.

Again if you use the J-B Weld Kwik Weld just mix a dab of each tube that way you don't waste a lot. Oh it is also black so if you use it on a seat you don't have to paint it like you would with other glues or epoxys.

Dain

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Age is a state of time NOT a state of mind!!
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