Discussion in 'FAQs' started by hoppercarmaker, Oct 23, 2006.
What kind of glue is best to use on walthers building kits?
you can use regular model glue (e.g. Testors in the orange or blue (non-toxic) form. You can also use the solvent-type glues like Tenax-7 that actually melt the plastic. They set a lot faster, but come with a whole host of precautions. I would use those in a fume hood or spray booth that vents to the outside if you are going to use them on a regular basis.
I have built large Walthers buildings as well as CPM and have used the Model Craft (Testors) in the black bottle. It has a very thin long tube that really works well.
One bottle will build almost a complete layout's worth of buildings.
Thanks for the info!
Hi hoppercarmaker, and welcome to the Gauge.
I use lacquer thinner as a solvent glue for joining any kind of styrene, including Walthers kits. Since I also use it for thinning Floquil and other lacquer-based paints, I buy it by the gallon. Much cheaper than Testors, and it works just as well. I decant it into a Testors bottle (the one with the brush in the cap), and for very fine work, I use a suitably-sized paint brush. As with any solvent, good ventilation is a must.
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