| John the OFM ||25 May 2012 7:08 p.m. PST|
Go to Sears, who still have Devcon.
I absolutely HATE those mixing tube ones, because you have to use the whole thing up at once. You CANNOT re-use the tube, for obvious reasons.
|Dave Jackson ||26 May 2012 6:49 a.m. PST|
We've had those in Canada for quite some time now. Hate them.
| Sumatran Rat Monkey ||26 May 2012 11:40 a.m. PST|
I hate the 2-in-1 syringe-type dispensers with a passion- in the 15 or so years since I first used one, I've hated them.
Messy, tend to cross-contaminate even when you clean them compulsively, and store poorly even unopened- I've had two of them cure solid while still in the blister, both LocTite.
Only reasons I even used them were that they're frequently the only option available locally, and occasionally, I've had a large enough project that I used more of the epoxy than I wasted.
| Bobgnar ||26 May 2012 7:49 p.m. PST|
Ditto on using the two handled dispenser. Even Gorilla glue's version is a mess. The solution with GG is to cut the two sides apart and have two dispensers. Then they do not contaminate each other and you can get as much as you need.
|Bob Murch ||26 May 2012 9:03 p.m. PST|
The syringe dispensers were all I seemed to be able to find here in central BC, and I hate them. They extrude the epoxy in uneven amounts and the syringe seizes up in storage.
The old squeeze tubes were fine. I finally found an automotive two part epoxy in old style tubes and I've been using it for basing but its too thick for assembling fine parts.
| Bobgnar ||30 May 2012 6:26 p.m. PST|
I do lots of conversions of Pulp Figures (such great figs), and find that Gorilla Instant glue works really well. In the past I used only 2 part tube epoxy. For some hard to place items, I use tiny bit of contact cement on each part, then once together add a dab of the Gorilla instant. The Gorilla glue is good for heads, hands and small parts. I will use epoxy for larger areas such as making an officer for my Hinterland naval unit. Needed a woman with naval officer hat and skirt.
Here is an example of head changes with Gorilla instant. Indians to British
| The Editor ||31 May 2012 3:30 a.m. PST|
Do you mean the superglue from Gorilla? link
| Bobgnar ||31 May 2012 8:18 a.m. PST|
Yes I mean exactly gorilla super glue. This is the best glue on the market 95% equal to two part epoxy, but so much easier to use than epoxy and easier to find I think.
| The Editor ||31 May 2012 8:47 a.m. PST|
and easier to find I think
Gorilla also makes a two-part epoxy, so they might be equally easy to find.
| John the OFM ||31 May 2012 9:52 a.m. PST|
Which is why one should never simply say "Gorilla Glue", when he means the Superglue or the 2-part epoxy.
All three, the Gorilla Glue, the Gorilla Superglue, and the Gorilla 2-part epoxy are available at WalMart. About 45 feet from the $5 USD Bin O'Bad Movies!
| The Editor ||31 May 2012 12:02 p.m. PST|
Not at my Wal-mart
the local supercenter has them.