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Gluing WWI US and French 75mm gun

Posted by hodude on 22 Jul 2019, 16:19

Does anyone know what glue to use on this plastic for the WWI US and French 75mm guns? Obviously regular model glue doesn't work, unless the plastic has changed (I bought mine when they first came out). Thanks.
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Posted by Paul on 22 Jul 2019, 18:25

What make ? Strelets?
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Posted by hodude on 22 Jul 2019, 19:00

Sorry HaT Industrie. That rubbery plastic.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 22 Jul 2019, 19:07

hodude wrote:Sorry HaT Industrie. That rubbery plastic.


I am also interested in the answer.
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Posted by Graeme on 23 Jul 2019, 03:37

I don't have those particular guns but I use the two part "All Plastics" glues for everything now, including the rubbery plastic. I find I can break the bond if I want to but it doesn't just fall apart by itself.

These are the packs that have a tube of cyanoacrylate super glue and an activator pen containing n-heptane. I think the Loctite product below is the original but there are cheaper brands that are exactly the same stuff (Selleys in Australia).

https://www.loctiteproducts.com/en/products/fix/super-glue/loctite_plasticsbondingsystem.html

That rubbery plastic was supposed to be formulated to work with ordinary polysyrene cement but I haven't tried it.
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Posted by hodude on 23 Jul 2019, 19:52

Thanks. I will look up the glue. To be fair, the guns I had were maybe prototypes? So I haven't tried the new plastic. I wish I could be sure if I bought new sets they were the latest issues. Plastic color might determine that.
I recall the WWI German Arty holding together with model glue.
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