Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler General Tech > Paint and Body
Loading

Notices

Thread: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and Why ☆

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2013, 03:02 PM   #21
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SW Iowa
Posts: 228
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meatwad View Post
Good to know about heat and bends, was wondering about that as well. Would an open flame or heat gun work better?
I always use a lighter, its easier to pinpoint the heat where you want it but it takes practice.
JBailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #22
Fan of wheelspeed
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 3,369
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Either one will work, but be careful with the heat gun. You want to be easy on the heat. Remember, you can always add more heat. If you go to far and it melts you're screwed.


X2 on the lighter.
Hoosierdady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #23
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rancho Relaxo. California. USA. Earth.
Posts: 3,284
Default

Wow a lighter even, makes perfect sense though... tons more pinpoint heat than a heat gun. Thanks guys
Meatwad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #24
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SW Iowa
Posts: 228
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

But it has to be a BIC lighter lol. The cheaply ones just don't last very long and have an uneven flame.
JBailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #25
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: truckee
Posts: 910
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Awesome thread, thank you very much. The last items I needed came in today. About to attempt my first try at this stuff. Going to make a bobbed long bed.

ninja turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #26
Fan of wheelspeed
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 3,369
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninja turtle View Post
Awesome thread, thank you very much. The last items I needed came in today. About to attempt my first try at this stuff. Going to make a bobbed long bed.
Hell yeah. Go for it . Why not make a Vuck out of it all ?







Hoosierdady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #27
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: monroe
Posts: 29
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Nice write up! Now I feel better about doing a bob and dove-nose job on my tf2.
raptor775 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 05:46 PM   #28
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 896
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Will E6000 and styrene be strong enough to reinforce a smaller area?

IMG_3451 by sgtbforza, on Flickr

Not the best pic but if you look at the A pillars they are pretty thin. I was considering making the doors open on this body but they are already soo thin....would shoe goo/sytrene reinforce that area enough to pull it off? Or should I leave it uncut and be happy I have the damn thing?
sgtbham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 09:27 PM   #29
SuperShafty.com
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Visalia CA
Posts: 2,929
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

i would add a layer of styrene with some shoe goo in between. the goo will be flixible. but the two layers will act like plywood and be stronger than just glue.

if you use just glue it will run off the surface and wont be structural. use some styerene to add structural integrity.
mjderstine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #30
Fan of wheelspeed
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 3,369
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

MJ said it. I would use a thin strip of styrene with some E6000 or ShoeGoo to affix it with. You want some strength, but it needs to be flexible instead of rigid. Basically you want it to be able to flex in a roll over.
Hoosierdady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #31
Rock Slayer
 
TrailDawg362's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fox Valley WI
Posts: 1,667
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Just a follow-up post about E6000, glueing styrene to lexan painted inside with laquer based rc paint: the glue is holding well, but it "rearrainged" the metallics in the paint. It didn't seem to affect the solid colors though.
TrailDawg362 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #32
Fan of wheelspeed
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 3,369
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrailDawg362 View Post
Just a follow-up post about E6000, glueing styrene to lexan painted inside with laquer based rc paint: the glue is holding well, but it "rearrainged" the metallics in the paint. It didn't seem to affect the solid colors though.
Thank you for the follow up sir
Hoosierdady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #33
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Surrey
Posts: 15
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Great write up guys. Lots of usefull info. Thanks.
I will soon be starting my first styrene build, can't wait. I plan to make a bunch of butt joints and i have read that Methyline cloride will melt the styrene together well. Would the experienced people use this with a bunch of gussets? Should I add some shoogoo as well to the (unseen)inside? I'm thinking of using .060 sheet as the rig will be tumbling down a few hills at ioco.
Can I use (with structural success) JB weld to attach aluminum to the styrene?

Thanks for the help, Mike.
cdnhobbyist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #34
Fan of wheelspeed
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 3,369
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Not sure on the methyline cloride, I'd stick with the known products listed in this thread myself. I would use some bracing on the backside, and yes, throw on some ShooGoo for good measure. The .60 will work fine, but it'll be a little stiff on anything curved, .40 is what I would recomend. Good luck sir.
Hoosierdady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #35
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SE PA
Posts: 453
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

going to be trying to add alittle to my first scaler. starting with something simple. the body is damaged on the sides and rear where it was cut to allow something to slide thru. I was thinking about adding a diamond plate kick plate to it anyways. was thinking about sandwiching the body between a strip of styrene and the scale diamond plate kick plate. maybe putting a few tiny bolts thru for looks and to help the glue alittle maybe. would the layers make it to ridged? I figure since its along the bottom and the back that the bumper / sliders will save it from needing much flex.

I was going to pick up some gorilla glue super glue as it's marketed as being strong and flexable and I've not seen shoegoo locally. either way I'm slightly worried about gluing to a painted body.
Gravebane525 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #36
Fan of wheelspeed
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 3,369
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Dont use Gorilla glue, it'll foam up/expand. Use ShooGoo (found in the shoe section of almost any store) oe E6000. Sandwiching the layers like you mentioned wont hurt a thing. Scuff off the paint of any area you are glueing btw.
Hoosierdady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #37
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Third Rock From The Sun
Posts: 83
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdnhobbyist View Post
........ i have read that Methylene Chloride will melt the styrene together well.
It will.....but you shouldn't use it....it's nasty stuff. Read the MSDS(Material Safety Data Sheet) for it. Inhalation can cause health problems.


https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3144.html
Crimson Rock Crawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #38
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 795
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoosierdady View Post
Not sure on the methyline cloride, I'd stick with the known products listed in this thread myself. I would use some bracing on the backside, and yes, throw on some ShooGoo for good measure. The .60 will work fine, but it'll be a little stiff on anything curved, .40 is what I would recomend. Good luck sir.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crimson Rock Crawler View Post
It will.....but you shouldn't use it....it's nasty stuff. Read the MSDS(Material Safety Data Sheet) for it. Inhalation can cause health problems.


https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3144.html

Id avoid it As both have recommended, it is nasty stuff and will be overkill. I use tenax 7r to bond all my styrene joints, layers, backings and as Hoosier states back it with a bit of shoo-goo and your golden.

The only problem with the tenax 7r is that its becoming harder to find as it was discontinued for a bit. You can find of on eBay and also most hobby-town USA stores carry it or can order it.

--Dan
sickcivic95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #39
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Surrey
Posts: 15
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

Great info thanks. What about lexan. I plan to also shorten a lexan body. I was gonna cut it in half and make a crew cap into a regular cab. My thoughts were to overlap the body to add strenght then fill the seam a bit sand, then paint the outside. Maybe i should cut out the piece entirely and do a but joint with a styrene reinforcement behind? I'm not sure which way would be stronger/easier to do. Also what glue to use on the lexan or lexan to styrene.

I'm also curious, what to use to attach aluminum to styrene??

Thanks, Mike
cdnhobbyist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 07:24 AM   #40
Fan of wheelspeed
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 3,369
Default Re: ☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and W

I would over lap the lexan. Again, ShooGoo is your friend. It will hold the aluminum to the lexan just fine.
Hoosierdady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boobs, cracks, glue, how to, repair



☆ The Chop Shop What Glue to Use For Body Work/Repairing Cracks in Plastic and Why ☆ - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
☆ Junfac/Gmade XD Piggyback shock review ☆ Hoosierdady General Scale Talk 12 06-30-2015 01:28 PM
[HOMELESS] HOBBIES HOT[MOG] 1.9 UniMog Build☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆BEEP BEEP MUTHRMOGR ScaleDustin 1.9 Scale Rigs 55 02-22-2013 12:56 PM
HOMELESS HOBBIES Micro Toyota FJ build ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Losi Micro Trail Trekker ScaleDustin Losi Micro-Rock Crawler 54 01-21-2013 12:45 PM
The HOMELESS hobbies ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ goodbye 2012 GIVEAWAY ScaleDustin Chit Chat 499 01-02-2013 07:29 PM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com