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The best way to attach wire.
chris1
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 03:44 PM UTC
Hi Guys,
I'm after some advice.
I'm in the process of building a Hasegawa 1/48th Me 109.
I'm wanting to add a few extra details,I've added wire to represent the brake lines but had the devils own job of gluing it in place.
I'm using fuse wire and super glue,it took many goes to get them to stick,I think that the glue wasn't drying fast enough,so may need to look to a quick setting brand.
But any advice gratefully accepted.

thanks


Chris
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 04:51 PM UTC
Hi Chris . I use two different types of super glue . H and D's own glues , maxi-cure extra thick sets in 10-25 sec , Insta-cure super thin sets in 1-3 sec .
I use the thick for where holes have been drilled and the thin for flat parts . Also make sure all parts are free of dirt and finger prints . The oil from your fingers doesn't react to glue very well on some brands . Have a look at your hobby shop on what brands they carry . You can even find them at the dollar store if it's a good one .

It helps to drill holes where lines or wires have to go to help anchor it better giving it a stronger bond .
mj
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 05:10 AM UTC
I agree with Terri, drilling holes and inserting a wire end will help a lot. I use a product called Loctite Super Glue Gel. It can be found in hardware stores, home improvement stores, etc. It is very thick, and quick setting. I dip the end of the wire into a bit of it, set it into the drilled hole, and voila!, done. It sets up in seconds. Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Mike

Tony_Frey
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 08:02 AM UTC
The only thing I would add to the great advice so far, maybe try a super glue accelerator to get a nearly instant bond.
chris1
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 08:21 AM UTC
Cheers


thanks guys for your help.

Chris
thegirl
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 09:09 AM UTC
No trouble at all Chris ! When ever you need help just ask .
Murdo
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 11:37 AM UTC
Thanks from me too.

Time I got some new Superglue. The stuff I use takes forever to set.
thegirl
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 12:49 PM UTC
Here's a tip , no accelerator , baking soda and water work just as well and is cheaper !
Murdo
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 12:56 PM UTC
What does one do with it? Pray tell?
thegirl
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 01:22 PM UTC
one cup of water to every teaspoon of baking soda , can use any type of small spray bottle or brush .
chris1
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 05:18 PM UTC
Terri
you are a god send,
went out today got a spray bottle and some baking soda will try this tonight.

Cheers

Chris