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glueing clear parts
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 03:53 AM GMT+7
What glue do you guys use for glueing clear parts, especially windshields? I've used Micro Krystal Clear for small parts like headlight lenses and it seems to be holding well, but windshields are bigger and heavier with less structural support to hold them. Plastic glue can craze the clear plastic, and the fumes from CA fog clear parts.
RussianArmor
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 05:44 AM GMT+7
I use Micro Krystal on wiindshields, too with no issues. You just have to make sure you go all around the windshield and not just in spots
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 06:46 AM GMT+7
Thanks.
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
It does take a bit off time but works odorless, I use white glue.
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 05:31 PM GMT+7
I usually use Humbrol clearfix.
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 06:08 PM GMT+7
You may want to try Gator's Grip Hobby Glue.
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:27 AM GMT+7
I have a bottle of Testors clear parts cement I inherited from a guy several years ago. It works very well: dries crystal clear and no crazing.

forest1000
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:46 AM GMT+7

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I have a bottle of Testors clear parts cement I inherited from a guy several years ago. It works very well: dries crystal clear and no crazing.




Use this, too. Works great as a narrow gap filler. wick it on and then wipe off right away.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 02:58 AM GMT+7
I ended up using Model Master glue with the long needle tip applicator for precise placing. The glue is moderately thick so it did not run. So a couple of drops in the corners and some plastic mini-clamps (the curvature of the windshield did not match the curvature of the frame) over-night, and all was well.