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Best glue

Discussion in 'Building tips' started by blkhunter01, May 3, 2020.

  1. blkhunter01

    blkhunter01 Pinewood Ninja

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    To secure weights to ladder car, not going to be reusing them want a permanent solution.
     
  2. Jimmy & his 2 Kids

    Jimmy & his 2 Kids National Contender

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    If permanent I would use epoxy. Otherwise you have your super glue family of glues like CA.
    But make sure to wash your weights. They often have the greasy film on them. Though never thought of using CA to glue metal so I’m thinking epoxy for permanent is best bet.
    Otherwise I always used 2 sided tape so I could easily pop them off for another car since there’s always another car to build.
     
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    Gso125 Racing Workshop Leader Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    I used to glue in tungsten weight but ruined a few cars attempting to remove them. I would use med ca glue and spray quick set to dry instantly. But now I only use 3m double side tape.
     
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    TRE PWD Royalty Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    I use super glue
     
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    ratrodsrule1 League Racer

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    01 I'm not a adhesive guru but you might want to take a look at this one. One of the complaints of Super Glues/CA's is it's lack of lateral flexibility (break not bend). If you ever need to make a ladder repair this ju ju juice has "Flexible Rigidity" Say What !! Originally formulated for the prosthetics industry where a glue was needed to be flexible. Got some on my finger, after it dried I pulled it off like a band aid. Put the sliver between my thumb and index finger and the stuff bent in half but did not break. Amazon and some big box stores.

     
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    I won’t be ever taking the cars I build apart. They are like trophies in themselves.
     
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    Yep......I'm building a shadow box for a keepsake car right now !!
     
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    ljo Rail Runner

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    I'm cheap, and tungsten is expensive. I salvage the weight out of all of my cars. That being said white glue is my glue of choice for gluing weights in. CA glue definitely has it's place for other tasks.
     
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    Superglue gel. You can make a 2 x 6 cube block with a square pretty easily and if you ever have to change weight positions a razor blade will pop them apart pretty easily.
     

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