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Old 12-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #61
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thanks. I used Dawn soap, warm water and a kitchen semi soft scrub pad. Did the trick.

I'll be testing my building skills soon and referring back to this thread.


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Very nice build Szczerba!

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Big thanks to hoosierdady for the help on filling the old mounting holes on my sons bronco body..I used spot putty and tape on the other side and it looks great..if you wanna take a peek at it , its under the 1.9 section...just look for my name and post..thanks again man..
I'm glad it worked out for you sir. If you need anything else feel free to ask
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Good info in this post!
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Can we get a mod to glue, i mean sticky, this thread?
It has been done. A big thanks to 1badjeepbruiser for making it happen


I also want to add a little trick I learned on my Brute build. When cutting the plastic cages or shock towers that most Axial rigs have (i.e. Wraith, Honcho, Dingo, Ridgecrest, Deadbolt) you can use the Tenax 7R or Bondene to make the raw cut end smooth again. Just brush it on after you've sanded the spot and it will smooth over and have a satin gloss finish to it. It basically takes a raw cut and gives a factory like finish.


I've also used this lately too. Testors clear window glue/maker. I picked up a bottle to do the taillight housings for SuperShafty's F150. It dries clear as can be. Use it to glue clear styrene or repair your cracked windows. Heck, you can even make a window from scratch with the stuff although I recommend using clear styrene instead.


That and clear .20 styrene followed up with some candy red paint is what I used to make these .
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:35 PM   #62
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Thanks for this! I just got a boatload of sheet styrene for free, and may attempt to make a body for my scx.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:12 AM   #63
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I have found that Devcon Home super glue for plasic, worked amazing for over lapping and butt joints, it has a psi strength of 3200, and is slightly flexible, i found it at an auto parts store for only $1 and so far seems to be my glue to use
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:51 AM   #64
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I have found that Devcon Home super glue for plasic, worked amazing for over lapping and butt joints, it has a psi strength of 3200, and is slightly flexible, i found it at an auto parts store for only $1 and so far seems to be my glue to use
I'll have to check that out. I went to try and find the PSI strength on the BSI CA that I use and found out alot of cool stuff about them.
Ask The Glue Pros | BSI - Hobby Glues & Adhesives

Q: I was watching the show MythBusters on TV the other night and they demonstrated how all the furniture in a room could be super glued to the ceiling. It looked like they were using BSI's products for this. Is that true?
R. Smith, Cape Coral, FL

A: Yes, one of our lucky dealers was able to sell a lot of Insta-Cure+ and Insta-Set to the crew at MythBusters. You can see the highlights of the show on their web site by searching "super adhesive." The show also demonstrated that one drop of cyanoacrylate can hold up to 650 lbs and seven drops was able to pick up up a large station wagon. For years BSI's adhesives were considered to be the generic brand, which in a grocery store usually translates to cheaper but not quite as good. Modelers and manufacturers have discovered, however, that BSI is the new standard for excellence.

Q: I would just like to say how pleased I am with the Insta-Flex+ rubberized CA. It is the best tire glue I have used, and I have tried a lot of them.
J. Bennett, Escanaba, MI and J. O'Quinn, Spring Hill, TN
A: Insta-Flex+ is the clear version of BSI's IC-2000, which has carbon black added to make it the strongest CA available anywhere. IC-2000 can withstand higher temperatures (250F) and hold the tires to wheels of vehicles going 100+ mph. It does, however, have a shorter shelf life compared to BSI's other CAs and its black color can make it messy to use. For these reasons, Insta-Flex+ is becoming increasingly popular for use as a tire glue. Its rubber toughened formula gives it a shock resistance that many standard CAs don't have.
Insta-Cure super-thin and Insta-Cure+ gap filling, BSI's best selling CAs, are also popular for R/C vehicles, even though they don't say "tire glue" on their labels. A major manufacturer uses Insta-Cure+ in their production of pre-mounted tires.
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if you cant find any want want to try it, let me know i can pick some up and send it to you
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Well, seems I'm on track. I just bobbed my hilux and used CA to hold it back together, then a grip of shoe goo on the inside, and some tamiya putty filler. A lite sand, and it looks so cool I don't even want to paint it! Thanx for the pro advice. Even if I saw it a day late. ;) viva la shoe goo!
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I just picked up some RC4WD Big Boss fender flares for my TF-2 Mojave body. They recommend gluing them along with using the supplied bolts. Since they're rubber and will be installed on a painted body, I'm not sure what the best type of adhesive to use. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:25 AM   #68
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I just picked up some RC4WD Big Boss fender flares for my TF-2 Mojave body. They recommend gluing them along with using the supplied bolts. Since they're rubber and will be installed on a painted body, I'm not sure what the best type of adhesive to use. Any suggestions?
Probably the Shoe Goo. It is flexible to move with the rubber a bit, but holds strong to the painted surface also.
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I just picked up some RC4WD Big Boss fender flares for my TF-2 Mojave body. They recommend gluing them along with using the supplied bolts. Since they're rubber and will be installed on a painted body, I'm not sure what the best type of adhesive to use. Any suggestions?
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Probably the Shoe Goo. It is flexible to move with the rubber a bit, but holds strong to the painted surface also.
Yup, just a thin coat of ShooGoo with the screws will definately hold them in place .
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Thanks for the reply, that was my thought too but it doesn't hurt to ask .
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First of all I would like Hoosierdaddy and everybody for the great information here.

I went to my local hobby shop to buy some stuff to try my first scratch build and the guy told me he hasn't received any shipments for the tenax 7R in over a few months. He told me Tamiya's extra thin cement (glass bottle with green cap) works similar to the tenax 7R. Has anybody used this stuff and have any input?

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It is not the same thing. That is CA glue, similar to the BSI CA glue that I highly recommend. Tenax7r or Bondene actually melts the styrene instead of glueing it like CA glue does. Both are as thin as water, but that CA glue in thin will be a nightmare for you. It runs everywhere. Be prepared to lose some skin brother. I would order some Plastruct Bondene from RPP or Ebay instead.
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I've lost a lot of finger skin to thin CA. This knowledge share is great, thanks! I have recently tried the Bondene with great results, and less finger peeling
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It is not the same thing. That is CA glue, similar to the BSI CA glue that I highly recommend. Tenax7r or Bondene actually melts the styrene instead of glueing it like CA glue does. Both are as thin as water, but that CA glue in thin will be a nightmare for you. It runs everywhere. Be prepared to lose some skin brother. I would order some Plastruct Bondene from RPP or Ebay instead.
Ahh, that is good to know. I will be ordering some tenax or bondene online in the near future then. I do have my fair share of losing skin back in my insulation foam built RC airplane days

Thanks again for all the great info. Can't wait to get started on my project
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This is an awesome write up.I got a 4'x8'x.020 styrene as well as a bottle of Tenax 7r and it does "weld" it together.Made my fenders the other day for my homebuilt stepside.
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It is not the same thing. That is CA glue, similar to the BSI CA glue that I highly recommend. Tenax7r or Bondene actually melts the styrene instead of glueing it like CA glue does. Both are as thin as water, but that CA glue in thin will be a nightmare for you. It runs everywhere. Be prepared to lose some skin brother. I would order some Plastruct Bondene from RPP or Ebay instead.
Actually that Tamiya Extra Thin Cement is not CA but rather similar to Tenax, Bondene or the various other brands that actually melts the plastic and "welds" the two parts together.
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I use blue bottle of Pro SuperGlue plus 3M electrical tape..my buddies and I call it redglassneck'd. Strong as shit

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Actually that Tamiya Extra Thin Cement is not CA but rather similar to Tenax, Bondene or the various other brands that actually melts the plastic and "welds" the two parts together.
If it's anything like BSI, it is CA glue. It reacts to accelerator which does not affect Tenax 7R or Bondene. Not to mention it will glue your fingers together, which those two bonding agents will not.
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Wow, wow, wow thanks for all of the great tips and advice guys.
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Also guys I thought I'd add something. .I don't have access to tenax or bondene locally and didn't wanna order any for my hilux build. .I ended up trying some medium bodied ABS pipe cement and primer from the plumbing section. I did a test peice first and then went ahead on it..rough up the surfaces prime it and lay it on, wait overnight and your set! This was a much more easily attainable and cheap and worked awesome it's super solid with no reinforcement. I can post build pics if anyone wants them..cheers
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