RE: [Gauge0] Superglue Outings
- Try Loctite 480. It is not a gel, but a black rubberised liquid.
I will take some samples of rail I have glued together to Halifax
and invite anyone to pull them apart.
It is expensive - £ 17.74 a bottle, but it is good.
Is the real reason there are two success rates over the use of
superglue, that the stuff you get from your friendly local DIY
store, does not have the strength of the industrial grades.
Time for Andrew to conducts some tests perhaps?
Martin Wynne's comment about gap filling qualities is flawed. Few
adhesives have any strength in themselves - it is their ability
to adhere to a surface in a thin film that makes them work.
Anyone knows a tightly soldered joint is stronger than one where
there is a visible 'sandwich' of work - solder - work.
My own view is that inadequate preparation is responsible for a
significant proportion of joint failures. Holding the surfaces to
be mated with your fingers can add enough grease to prevent
adequate adhesion. Moral: clean thoroughly, wash with solvent and
handle with similarly cleaned forceps.
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From: Martin Long [mailto:martin@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 3:12 PM
Subject: [Gauge0] Superglue Outings
Now that Graham Powell has come out of the closet as a super glue
I too must confess to being useless with Superglue type adhesives
from sticking up clothes and myself causing great distress to
harmony. There is a typical demo of this which I last saw at the
Engineer show in which a lathe belt made of rubber is cut and the
stuff together with super glue and folk are invited to try and
joint apart. I have tried the same thing on rubber belts for my
they part every time. I have stuck various whitemetal fittings
only to have them fall off later. What is the trick with this
It would appear that the modelling world is like Gaul divided
Those that can stick, those that cannot and those who will never
under any circumstances but will always solder or screw fix.
They are of
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Sorry, I'm a supergluephobe too. I find it either sets too quickly or
too slowly - never just right.
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From: "Brian Lewis" <brian@...>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: [Gauge0] Superglue Outings
> Time for Andrew to conducts some tests perhaps?