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Markconz21 Feb 2016 2:36 p.m. PST

Given some recent debate about plastics, I thought I'd do my own humble "how to" guide on the chance it might help someone out there, or in case someone might have better ideas! Cheers :)
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MajorB21 Feb 2016 2:43 p.m. PST

Humbrol Liquid Poly.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2016 3:03 p.m. PST

Thanks fort the report. Not heard of the Tamiya lemon glue.

Would it be safer for kids, I wonder?

John

Markconz21 Feb 2016 3:09 p.m. PST

Cheers John, and sadly no I don't think Limonene glue is safer for kids. In fact its been banned some countries because kids drank it thinking it was fruit juice I've heard! Smells nice but still not good to drink!

CeruLucifus21 Feb 2016 11:59 p.m. PST

Limonene sounds very similar to Plastruct Bondene, which also smells nicely of citrus and is less obviously toxic than their Plastic Weld cement. I use Bondene for everything and only reach for the Plastic Weld if the Bondene fails.

BelgianRay Inactive Member22 Feb 2016 1:10 p.m. PST

UHU and Revell weld nicely.

idontbelieveit Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2016 4:43 p.m. PST

You can buy files specifically for filing plastic and they work a charm. I think they are called sanding twigs and are made by durasand.

Markconz22 Feb 2016 6:54 p.m. PST

Thanks for the extra info!

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