What kind glue do you use?

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by the4ce, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    The question is in the title :)

    Well I prefer Uhu because its great for paper :) I use Uhu for everything that can'd be glued (wood, paper, plastic, etc) (ok I use more type's of it Uhu Power, Uhu Super, Uhu Twist & Glue and Uhu Stic. My favorite is Uhu Twist & Glue:mrgreen:)
  2. tf34mech

    tf34mech Member

    I like using the Aleene's.
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    aleenes for me too! Gold bottle :)
  4. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    Elmer's white was my standard.
    Cyanoacrylate (gap filling) for gluing paper to wire
    I'm starting to use Aileen's gold, I can't get to using it for everything - but it's nice for edge joints
    RCZ56 - for gluing clear transparencies. (dries clear)
  5. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Another vote for Aileens, in all 3 of it's flavors. A lot of CA for bonding non-paper stuff to paper and each other (wire, etc). 3M spray for laminations.
  6. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

    Aleene's in the gold, silver, and purple bottle. Superglue in what ever flavor I grab off the rack. :D
  7. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

    Tombow Mono Aqua

    I'll keep telling you till you all believe me. announce1 Tombow Mono Aqua (I get it at Office Max) - use it and you will never go back to your Elmer's, UHU, etc.! It dries to a matte finish (invisible). Semi-dry glue rubs off the paper like rubber cement. Pieces can be separated, if necessary, before glue cures.

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  8. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    Is this mono aqua a water based product? I'm looking for something a little different than the ole standard....Elmers. Something that wont saturate the paper so readily as elmers does?
  9. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

    I don't think so, but it does clean off with a moistened cotton swap (q-tip). Maybe someone else will know the composition. I doesn't saturate the paper. It seems to stay on the surface.

    NULLMOON Member

    pva for smaller areas as its moisture will warp large areas:thumb:
    uhu for large areas and frames to messy for details:thumb:
    bostick evo-stick for transparencies and canopys :thumb:
    superglue for metal parts eg:wire:thumb:
  11. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    Well yes I don't recomend to use Uhu for details but I can't find a great glue at my local shop so I have to use Uhu for details(its good if the detail has 1 metersign1)

    NULLMOON Member

    pva is your all purpose glue it can be purchased by the gallon(im not joking) at diy stores its very avalible almost every diy/craft/arts store will stock it

    the only other problem with solvent glues is that after half an hours use the room begins to lose focus:razz:
  13. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    Just to add, another vote for 3m type 77 spray glue for laminating things.
  14. gwssms

    gwssms Member

    I second this! I have all kinds of glue but this one is the workhorse I always fall back on. It is extremely impressive for what we do! I get mine at Office Max too.

    Oh - and it doesn't saturate the paper at all.
  15. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    PVA is my choice for everything, clear and odourless. --My family can't stand the smell of UHU...
  16. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    Well the smell doesen't disturb me or my family
    Everyone with is own smell :)
  17. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

    For laminating, I use "YES!" , an archival-quality, acid-free bookbinder's adhesive. Similar to liquid honey in consistency, it can be applied to large areas with a brush and spread with a palette knife or "squeedgie card". It dries perfectly flat.

    General assembly: Vote me with Aleene's or Wiccoll.

    For dissimilar materials: Cyanoacrylate ("Krazy") glue: I prefer the "Hot Stuff" gel formula.

  18. doctormax

    doctormax Member

    I use a glue stick I bought at lidl and a pva glue. Current jobs free model of admiral graf spree and designing B52
  19. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    What name brand of PVA glue do you folks use?

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