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BrianH13 Dec 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

I am attempting to repair a resin building damaged in the post. I was able to glue the parts back together with super glue but cracks /gaps are showing, what is the best material to fill small cracks: green stuff, epoxy…?

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian13 Dec 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Try Milliput.

Mix the Milliput as normal. Superfine White works best then mix with water to make a toothpaste consistency paste. You can then paint on the paste or sculpt it on with a sculpting tool.

I have used this technique in the past to repair resin and porcelain terrain pieces.

Good luck.

Tony

BrianH13 Dec 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

Thanks Tony,
I only have the Yellow / Grey Milliput but it is over 5 years old and I think it may be close to being dried up, (might be able to revive it with some water). I do have some Citadel liquid Greenstuff is that pretty much the same thing as superfine Milliput?

Brian

Zeelow13 Dec 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

Tacky glue: real thick white glue. Mix a dab of water and apply with end of pointy tooth pick. Let capillary action do its work. Wipe flush with a damp cloth. Might take two applications.

BrianH13 Dec 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

Thanks I have some Aleene's tacky glue on hand, I will try it with some water and a toothpick.

JimDuncanUK13 Dec 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

I would use a simple household filler.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

In the past, lacking anything else, I smeared UHU power glue into cracks, and it worked fine. Big cracks needed a second application.

BrianH13 Dec 2017 3:54 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the ideas. The Aleene's Tacky glue seems to be working very well, the capillary action gets it deep into the cracks. As the tacky glue it is water soluble I guess I had better make sure to dry the areas it was applied immediately after washing the resin (rather than let it air dry)? I always wash resin miniatures before applying enamel spray primer.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 7:14 p.m. PST

It sounds like I'm too late to this party, but just in case you don't feel buried in ideas yet:

For tiny cracks, I'd probably just use modeling putty or even household plaster wall patch. They're designed for this kind of application. (FWIW, I'm not sure they'll work any better than the interesting suggestions above.)

For big cracks, I'd probably choose Gorilla Glue (the polyurethane glue, not the superglue). It's a liquid so it will flow into the cracks, it expands as it dries, and it holds like iron. You will have to cut/sand/file flush the dried glue the expanded out of the cracks.

- Ix

Doctor X13 Dec 2017 10:45 p.m. PST

Zeelow +1

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

You can actually just use toothpaste.

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