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tested: Revell's UV Glue
« on: July 13, 2020, 06:13:20 am »
today, ive tested the latest addition to my toolset, namely Revell's new UV Glue set.



its basicly revells boxing of Visbella's 5 quick fix adhesive.
seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQd1wLXQN7I

its quite easy to use, simply apply the glue on the surface on where it has to stick and then light it with the UV light for about 5 seconds. according to the box, it can withstand strenghts up to 50kg.
it also comes with a UV marker.

ive did a few tests on an old broken model and there are pro's and con's.

Pro's:

-easy to use
-dries very quickly
-ideal for clear parts

Con's:

-the UV light can be irritating on the eyes, so use sunglasses or UV protected safetyglasses.
-the glue is gel based, and can be quite messy at times.
-not ideal for parts where the light cant reach the glue.

conclusion:

this can be a good tool for quick fixes and for parts that just wont keep in theyre place.
its a nice addition, but its not recommended to be used as your main glue.
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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 06:16:47 am »
I can think of a few places where that would work very well, thanks for the info.  :thumbsup:

(like gluing longer wings onto aircraft that didn't have them in the first place............ ;D ;))
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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 06:42:01 am »
It's a very convenient option when you have to glue small parts, e .g. the struts from a broken landing gear.

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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 06:44:39 am »
Cheers for the review Nils  :thumbsup:

I have got some, not Revell's, but haven't got around to using it yet.
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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 12:10:44 am »
Is the UV marker used for anything, or did they just throw in a cool gadget?

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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 12:23:24 am »
Is the UV marker used for anything, or did they just throw in a cool gadget?
i guess its the latter, i dont see much use for it, modelwise  ;)
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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 10:47:50 pm »
Is the UV marker used for anything, or did they just throw in a cool gadget?
i guess its the latter, i dont see much use for it, modelwise  ;)

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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2020, 05:18:50 am »
Might be a good alternative to super glue, only cures when you want it to.

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Re: tested: Revell's UV Glue
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 06:17:42 am »
i havent tried that yet, but its pretty hard, like concrete, i will have to test that out too and get back to you.
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