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anooci wrote:I have the non-toxic Testors plastic glue, and it's awful. =/ Supposedly my boyfriend put together 1000 points of Nids with it no problem, but I can't get ANYTHING to stick when I use it. And no, I'm not using it improperly. :(

I would advise opening a window or turning a fan on. You're supposed to use it in a ventilated area anyways, eh?

Eh hontoni no sticky? When i use plastic cement , i sort of press and wiggle the 2 sides together till it doesnt feel slippery anymore , then i leave it to dry.
Did you check it the glue end up on your finger? sometimes it does and it destroys the pieces T-T

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anooci wrote:I have the non-toxic Testors plastic glue, and it's awful. =/ Supposedly my boyfriend put together 1000 points of Nids with it no problem, but I can't get ANYTHING to stick when I use it. And no, I'm not using it improperly. :(

I would advise opening a window or turning a fan on. You're supposed to use it in a ventilated area anyways, eh?

Are you using Testor's plastic glue on metal?

Because there's a reason it's called "plastic glue". It's not really an adhesive like cyanoacrylic superglue is, but rather a chemical agent that causes the two plastic parts to 'melt' together.
   
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Kanluwen wrote:
anooci wrote:I have the non-toxic Testors plastic glue, and it's awful. =/ Supposedly my boyfriend put together 1000 points of Nids with it no problem, but I can't get ANYTHING to stick when I use it. And no, I'm not using it improperly. :(

I would advise opening a window or turning a fan on. You're supposed to use it in a ventilated area anyways, eh?

Are you using Testor's plastic glue on metal?

Because there's a reason it's called "plastic glue". It's not really an adhesive like cyanoacrylic superglue is, but rather a chemical agent that causes the two plastic parts to 'melt' together.


Of course I used it on plastic!

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Then I cannot for the life of me, outside of the plastic models being this weird type, think of why it wouldn't work.
   
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Neither can I. Especially since it worked through the entire army. :|

I just used an unopened bottle of GW plastic glue that was hiding in the closet. Go figure.

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GW cement is the type which contains solvent and dissolved plastic. It's quite thick. Sometimes the solvent can evaporate so quickly that the plastic in the cement forms a new layer of plastic and the two parts do not bond properly. That's one reason I use liquid cement. Like Kanluwen said, it actually dissolves the surface of both parts and they fuse together. It is also easier to apply with a small brush.

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 LunaHound wrote:

Every single time i use plastic cement my chest starts been congested , at first i thought it was due to the cold weather
and maybe i have a cold or something. But its too much of a coincidence , so im pretty sure its effecting the mucus
in my chest / lung area , does anyone know whats going on?


Interesting, I had a similar problem .. here is my solution:

After 3 years of using an acetone based plastic glue (Tamiya Extra Thin Cement) and CA SuperGlue (Bob Smith Industires Insta Cure+), I developed an allegery to both of them roughly at the same time with couging the next day and runny nose sometimes and the occasional sneezing, flu like symptoms essentially. You can feel the irritation in the lungs. If I don't use them and days pass then the symptons go away. I tried a full face mask 3M 6800, big ventilation fans right next to me with their own floor stands and 3M 6098 filters which are meant to filter out organic acids such as acetone but still somehow the vapors affected me (less than before) if say the mask was not fitted perfectly or I walked past the hobby area without a mask after I had been gluing just before.

So I discovered "LESS" toxic alternatives ... for the plastic glue, I used less toxic "Tamiya Limonene" which is a natural citric acid (orange peel concentrate) which works really well on warhammer grey plastics, it doesn't affect me and only takes 20% longer to melt the plastic compared to acetone glues which kill me.

As a replacement for CA glue, I used Bob Smith Industries 5 min Quik Cure Epoxy, it's a two part epoxy glue, far less toxic that CA SuperGlue and the 5 min version can be used on FineCast (not the 15/30 miin versions I think). You have to mix it which is painful but it bonds stronger than superglue, and is liquid enough to say stick magnets in tiny holes on plastic Warhammer miniatures. So epoxy glue is great as a less toxic alternative to CA Superglue. Also you have to be better organized and fast with epoxy as it has a 5 minute work time and in 15 minutes it gets hard and then in one hour it is fully hardened.
   
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