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SteveLow

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As we all know super glue is brittle and over time can separate. One reason why it often isn't recommended for long pieces of ship photo-etched railings. Does anyone have any experience wit Gorilla Super Glue over time? Since it has rubber in the formula, I was wondering if it was less brittle or longer lasting then standard super glue.

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I have not used it for modeling but I have some in my "glue stash". over the years I have used it for virtually everything else and its never failed. it is "activated" by moisture, requires clamping to do the best job, penetrates porous surfaces to form the bond. since styrene is mostly non-porous I don't know how well it would work. it also expands as it cures and this can create a problem with the glue seeping out of the bonded surfaces. we will just have to try it and see? glue two identical sets of styrene- two flat pieces of styrene card together at a 90deg angle--one with CA glue and one with gorilla glue. set them aside for a week, then give them some stress and see what happens?
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I was thinking about Gorilla Glue for long term purposes like on ship railings. That's interesting about it expanding. Could be problematical. I won't be able to get sufficient long term info right now but I will have to take your suggestion on testing. Guess I'm going back to Lowe's later. :-)  Thanks for the info Ted.

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I was thinking about Gorilla Glue for long term purposes like on ship railings. That's interesting about it expanding. Could be problematical. I won't be able to get sufficient long term info right now but I will have to take your suggestion on testing. Guess I'm going back to Lowe's later. :-)  Thanks for the info Ted.

Steve



ship railings [photo etch] is way out of my league. just had my first experience with PE on my last build. it mostly whipped my %$# and sent me home crying to mommy. I can't imagine attaching a PE railing all the way around the deck of a ship and getting it all aligned well. and those PE antennae/radar/tower systems for ships! insane!
I have read where some modelers overcoat their PE CA glue work with PLEDGE to help with keeping the CA from drying out and getting as brittle down the road. they just have to spray a MATT coat over the PLEDGE to tone down the shine.Hope you find the solution.

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pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
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