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De-Luxe Material's Plastic Magic.
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:52:02 am »
I got a bottle of this at a recent show as I was getting to the end of the bottle of my current stuff and have just stated using it. So thought I'd post my thoughts.

Firstly the brush (they give you 2) does reach the bottom of the bottle as they advertise and unlike most/all others I've tried.

Secondly the smell is unlike any solvent based glue I've used before. Almost sweet, almost pleasant ? Just different. Need to compare the composition to other glues.

Thirdly, how does it work ? Well it's at the aggressive end of the spectrum. Very strong and melts the plastic quickly, but also drys/evaporates quickly as well to leave a nice strong bond. A second quick application will melt the plastic almost to a liquid, which is useful on long joins that require strength as you can squeeze the excess liquid plastic out and leave a thin weld seam which acts as a seam filler.

So ? I'll be using it for long, mainly structural, joins and using my Tamiya for the smaller more detailed bits. A useful addition to the armoury.

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Re: De-Luxe Material's Plastic Magic.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 10:44:10 am »
Hmmm, I've been thinking of trying that after reading the reviews.

Changing from my usual Revell Contacta/MekPak mix will be a wrench but may be worth a go, thanks Chris.  :thumbsup:
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Re: De-Luxe Material's Plastic Magic.
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 12:59:13 pm »
Plastruct Plastic Weld and Bondene plastic cements both contain Methylene Chloride along with MEK,
and both smell sweet.

From the description of the De-Luxe page it sounds most similar to Bondene.

"PLASTIC WELD CEMENT
Instantly tacky. Sets in minutes – bonds permanently overnight. Economical to use. Special formulation dissolves a thin layer of each surface to be joined. It evaporates quickly and forms a welded joint; one as strong as the surrounding plastic. Apply with a small brush or blunted syringe-type applicator. Capillary action will spread it the length and breadth of the joint for a continuous solid weld. Plastic Weld works on most dissimilar Styrene, Butryrate, ABS and Acrylic applications.

BONDENE CEMENT
Bonds instantly. Sets in seconds – bonds permanently in minutes. Economical to use. Special formulation dissolves a thin layer of each surface to be joined. It evaporates quickly and forms a welded joint; one as strong as the surrounding plastic. Apply with a small brush or blunted syringe-type applicator. Capillary action will spread it the length and breadth of the joint for a continuous solid weld. Bondene works on all “alike” Styrene, Butyrate, ABS, Acrylic and Copolyester applications."
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Re: De-Luxe Material's Plastic Magic.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 06:09:09 am »
Interesting Jon, thanks. Maybe De Luxe just got a licence to make/sell Bondene ? Would make sense.

Kit. I'd stick with a combination of Plastic M for the "bigger" joins and a thinner glue for the small bits and bobs if I was you. That's what I'm going to do.

I've used Contacta on the wings of the Whitley as it stayed liquid a tad longer.
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Re: De-Luxe Material's Plastic Magic.
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 08:48:40 am »
One negative of glues that contain methylene chloride is the
the methylene evaporates very rapidly, so keep the lid on as
tight as possible. I've had it evaporate out of a bottle I thought
closed tightly.

Acrylic cement that is mostly methylene is even worse, it can
evaporate out of a "closed" tin.  :banghead:
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