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Re: Glue

Post by soccerkid812 » February 12th, 2011, 5:37 pm

what type of CA glue to you use?
like thin, medium, thick, extra thick?

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Re: Glue

Post by AlphaTauri » February 12th, 2011, 7:24 pm

I remember for Elev Bridge that I used medium CA, which worked very well, and thin CA, which just got everywhere (bridge, fingers, jig, etc.). Of course, I wasn't using an applicator like most people here do, but thin CA is still a little too liquid for me.
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Re: Glue

Post by soccerkid812 » February 12th, 2011, 7:49 pm

does the type of glue (thin/medium/thick) have a correlation with the weight of the glue if using the same amount?

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Re: Glue

Post by Therearemany1 » February 13th, 2011, 8:23 am

CA glue is the best... although use any glue you like most are heavy :x
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Re: Glue

Post by Taran » February 20th, 2011, 10:20 am

I used zapagap but i could get the bass wood to stick to the balsa...

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Re: Glue

Post by new horizon » February 21st, 2011, 6:13 pm

Check to see that you're doing a lap joint. Also you could try to apply some pressure to make sure the surface area of the glue is as large as it can be.

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Re: Glue

Post by jander14indoor » February 22nd, 2011, 4:11 am

soccerkid812 wrote:How do you guys keep glue of your fingers and from sticking to the tower itself?
I glue straight for the bottle, and when pressing on the wood, the glue gets on my fingers and sticks them to the tower itself.
If you are getting glue on your fingers you are using WAY to much glue. Typical when gluing straight from the bottle. You only need a tiny amount (see other posters comment about gluing 10 joints with a single drop!!) at each joint between the pieces for full strength on a properly made joint. Anything outside the joint is just added weight.

Properly made joint. As large a surface as practical, and as TIGHT as possible. NO gaps, it may be called gap filling glue, but it isn't effective and its HEAVY when done that way. Oh, and in needs to be clean and free of any dust or grease (make sure your hands are clean).

Personally I like thin CA. I use an applicator as already described and with a tight, pre-assembled joint it just wicks into the almost non-existent gap, filling it and gluing things securely.

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Re: Glue

Post by soccerkid812 » March 2nd, 2011, 2:34 pm

does the type of glue you are using (thick, medium, thin, etc) have a correlation with the weight of the glue, if using the same amount?

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Re: Glue

Post by smartkid222 » March 12th, 2011, 3:28 pm

Which glue is best for lamination?
(this is for a contest outside of sci oly, I do not recommend lamination for sci oly towers)
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