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I am wondering what kind of glue you guys use on clear parts. I'm doing a kit conversion with the Aurora Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde kit. What would be the best glue to keep from yellowing or fogging up the clear part?

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I used Testor's glue for clear parts on the glassware in Moebius' Invisible Man kit and it worked well.
 

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Thanks James...I didn't even know this product existed until someone just told me about it on another forum....shows that I'm still such a rookie...LOL

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The Testors stuff is okay but it is basically "white" glue and dries slowly. Just plan ahead for how you will fix the parts and clamp or hold halved assemblies while they dry.

Lately I have been using watch crystal cement from Hobby Lobby. It is clear, non fogging, and also solvent-based and a bit tackier/sticker. It is sold in the bead/jewelry department where it is used to affix stones into mounts.
 

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Gluing vacuform

While we are on the subject...I have a figure kit that has a vacuform helmet that I have to glue the front to the back. What type of glue works best...without fogging the vacuform?
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Thanks everyone...I bought some of the Testor's stuff online last night..and I'm getting some of the G-S Hypo Cement online tonight. I'll give them both a try and see which one I like best for this project.

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Glad to hear its available at HL! No telling how many times I walked right by it!40% off too!

I've always declined to buy it online as the shipping was frequently double the items price.
I actually found it on evilbay at a considerably lower cost, even with the shipping...unfortunately it's shipping from the planet Neptune apparently, as it says it will take 'till May 30 to get here. :cry:

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I hate to input this at this late time but I have some of the Testors and didn't care much for it at all. It is, as another poster noted, thin white glue which allows it to dry clear. However it has not strength, is difficult to use to hold the parts together while it dries, and I really would be concerned about its long term viability. I am betting in 2+ years or so the parts might come apart although if they have no stress on them then maybe not.

Now a thought that popped up. How about using Future like a glue? It probably has as much adhesion as the white glue and obviously would dry crystal clear. When I did my Invisible Man I believe I tried the Testors and gave up. I think I very carefully applied Testors liquid plastic glue to it was confined to the joint. I clamped some of those parts together while doing that. After they were secure I dipped most of them in Future. I wonder though if it might be used to glue the parts as well?
 

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You can use Future but it dries slower than white glue, and has zero grip strength. I used the Testors stuff on my Invisible Man and its been X years now and its just fine. You could also use the Testors glue first, then dip the clear parts in Future, which is always a good idea anyway. Or, use the solvent based stuff which has more grip.
 

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We use Melamine glue at work. Has the consistancy of slightly thinned school paste, dries clear, slightly flexible, tuff to remove if you let it dry in wrong spot. Water based but not waterproof according to lable. Dried glue blobs on work pants laugh at the washing machine.
 
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