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You need CHEAP superglue and talcum/baby powder

November 14 2017 at 5:21 PM
Gil Hodges  (Login slowhandshodges)
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Response to using cyanoacrylate glue as a filler/putty replacement...

Just like you see Bret used on the 109 in the kit review today...

You CANNOT use good (as in expensive hobby brand, etc.), thin, fast setting superglues for this!

I buy the 4/pk for $2 at Walmart. It's liquid, but not thin, and most importantly has the NORMAL working time of about 15-30seconds.

Put a small pile of baby powder/talcum powder on a plastic butter dish lid. Put a finger dent in the middle of the pile. Put a drop or two of the superglue into the dent. Mix it with a toothpick to the consistency YOU like: thinner for small fills, and thicker for filling gaps.

You'll have 30secs-1 minute to mix the paste and apply it. Once you master doing it, you can apply the mixture 2-3 times before it sets and you have to start over.

You'll find that you'll need to switch ends of the toothpick and use a new one after a couple of applications as the "set" mix on the end of the toothpick will make the next application set faster, lessening your working time.

The advantages to this mixture are that it's a little softer than straight superglue and can be sanded much easier, even after 24hrs. It also feathers out easier. It even scribes easier than straight super glue!

You can use accelerator, but in my experience, it's seldom needed.

If you've had trouble doing any of the above, it's usually because your superglue is TOO good and sets TOO fast. Go buy some cheaper stuff!

This message has been edited by slowhandshodges from IP address on Nov 14, 2017 5:22 PM

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