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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

JB Weld has branched out into general adhesives.

Previous 2 part tubes needed to have the end of the tubes snipped off, and then the thoughtfully provided cap put over the snipped ends to keep glue from oozing out.
But, the JB Weld has a sort of twist off lock cap that comes on the tubes already. No snips, no mess.
And of course the glue costs just as much and works just as well as others.
My new go-to source for when i run out of the larger bottles, and don't have time to go to Hobby L0bby.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Do you use it for gluing figures together, for mounting figs on bases, or both?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

Both.
Figures to washers or wood based.
Riders to horses.

Kelly Armstrong10 Apr 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

I love jb weld epoxy so I'll try their new adhesives at some point. Epoxy is great for assembling resin, plastic, metal models and fills gaps. Good bit of wastage though as you have to keep mixing every 10 minutes or so. I don't use CA adhesives any more. White glue or JB Weld are my choices. Ok, maybe I use some gesso now and then.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 8:25 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info.

Durban Gamer11 Apr 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

Slow setting epoxy is generally more useful since it provides more time to work and less wastage. Hopefully, the twist top will be extended to that!

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

I've not used JB, although I've heard good reports about it, but I've not had tubes of two part epoxy without screw on caps in 40 years…

Am I missing something here?

John T

goragrad12 Apr 2017 12:05 a.m. PST

My problem with the Quick 5 minute epoxy is that it has about half the ultimate strength and is less heat resistant.

Most of my epoxy use is for broken mini repairs and having repaired figure break off again at the ankles is not good.

The other point being that I do repairs in batches and the 5 minute working time leads to much more waste.

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