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August 16, 2006, 02:01:19 PM
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Hi guys, this seems like a stupid question :oops: , but when it comes to fixing seams I use testors model cement to glue the pieces together, as mentioned in FF guide. However I'm currently looking for a cement that ''melts'' the plastic together like the Tamiya Cement also mentioned in the guide. I would just buy Tamiya Cement but my LHS doesn't seem to have it. So, can anyone recommend a better cement than testors, preferably one that ''melts'' the plastic

August 16, 2006, 02:43:10 PM
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I use a liquid cement,{not sure of the band as the label is gone} and it does the job of melting plastic.

Also some gundam plastics can be glued using just plain  nail-polish remover (acetone).

August 16, 2006, 03:18:55 PM
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I think Testor model cement does melt plastic, are you using the non-toxic blue tube?  I've tried the red tube before, not the greatest stuff, but it melts.

Acetone might be a bit too agressive for gluing pieces together.

August 16, 2006, 03:28:47 PM
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Testors also makes a liquid plastic cement:
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tes/tes3502.htm

That is the one I normally use, and it does melt the plastic.

Hope this helps!

Microlizer :)

August 16, 2006, 04:46:19 PM
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I'm using testors regular ''toxic'' cement maybe it's just like you said Major ''not the greatest stuff''. Anyways, thanks for the help guys you answered my question :D

August 16, 2006, 05:11:02 PM
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Yeh I use to use the regular myself at one time,but got fed up with the way the glue would come and go during use.{too much and you have a mess}

The liquid cement gives you alot more control with application.As well as other optional uses.

August 16, 2006, 07:04:37 PM
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I like using the Testors Model MAsters Luiquid cement, it has a nice thin applicator tip