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#1 OFFLINE   Pat974

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:11 PM

While handling my AUTOart Cadillac 62 Series one tail light broke off. What is the best way to put it back? It seems like I would have to bond chromed plastic to painted metal.
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Posted 22 June 2020 - 03:41 PM

Can you make the picture work ? I can't see it so you may need to use a picture host and upload it.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:55 PM

Use a product called Microscale Kristal Klear. Itís white but cures clear
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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:32 PM

View PostCraig, on 22 June 2020 - 03:41 PM, said:

Can you make the picture work ? I can't see it so you may need to use a picture host and upload it.
Sorry about that. Here it is!

View PostStratosWRC, on 22 June 2020 - 04:55 PM, said:

Use a product called Microscale Kristal Klear. It's white but cures clear
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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:41 PM

That's easy to fix :) You can use what Wes said, or Revell Contacta Clear. A couple of dabs of glue and push it back into place, hold it there for a bit and it'll look as good as new :)

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:32 PM

For a temporary fix until you source the right permanent glue. You can consider using tiny bit of blue tack to hold the tail light assembly in place. I myself used those ordinary glue stick found at stationery aisle to glue small items i.e. side mirrors on several occasions in the past.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:14 AM

Also don't put the glue straight onto the part, put some down on a surface and use a cocktail stick or similar to better control how much you put onto it. If you use Kristal clear, use some masking tape to hold it while it's drying. If you use a glue like Bob Smith super gold, it'll grab after ~20 seconds of applying pressure.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 07:53 AM

What's that Bob Smith glue like ? I've heard Rob mention it before, he said it's super glue that doesn't fog up. Can we get it in the UK ?

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 09:27 AM

View PostCraig, on 23 June 2020 - 07:53 AM, said:

What's that Bob Smith glue like ? I've heard Rob mention it before, he said it's super glue that doesn't fog up. Can we get it in the UK ?

Yep, an eBay seller (wireless-madness) is where I get mine from. The super gold one is non fogging with a relatively strong bond. I use it for small stuff such as engine parts or anything I don't want fogging. The maxi cure (pink bottle) is even stronger but can fog, I use that one for things which I do not want to come apart like wheel hubs, roll cages, styrene.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 09:56 AM

Thank you so much for your answers guys! I really appreciate it! It's very helpful!
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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:34 PM

View PostBaseGTR, on 23 June 2020 - 09:27 AM, said:

View PostCraig, on 23 June 2020 - 07:53 AM, said:

What's that Bob Smith glue like ? I've heard Rob mention it before, he said it's super glue that doesn't fog up. Can we get it in the UK ?

Yep, an eBay seller (wireless-madness) is where I get mine from. The super gold one is non fogging with a relatively strong bond. I use it for small stuff such as engine parts or anything I don't want fogging. The maxi cure (pink bottle) is even stronger but can fog, I use that one for things which I do not want to come apart like wheel hubs, roll cages, styrene.
Top, stuff cheers! I'll check them out :occasion14:

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