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need info on ambroid liquid TUBE glue. I saw this stuff and want to know if it is the same as the ambroid pro-weld in the clear bottle ? this stuff is in a tube like the testors tube glue and has a brownish gold look to it. this is the 1st time i have seen it. what can anyone tell me about it. does it dry brown or clear ? Is it the same as ambroid pro-weld ?
 

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I don't think it's the same. I have never used Pro-Weld but I can tell you that Ambroid tube glue does indeed dry a yellow color. I use it primarily for flying model rockets.
 

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Ambroid tube glue is for wood not plastic. Its an old school nitro-cellulose formula. You can thin it with acetone and apply it with a brush (on wood) also. It is not for plastic. It does dry orangish too.
 

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skip it. I've tried it. Terrible stuff. Stick with the tenax or similar or even the Testors' tube whether it's the orange and white tube or the black hypo.
 

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Actually Ambroid tube glue is excellent for flying models. Its only "terrible stuff" if you use it on the wrong material! I build many of my retro/nostalgia wood build ups using the stuff and its superior to the Testors wood cements.
 

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well there you go. Don't use it on styrene models. I wouldn't use tenax on a balsa or bass wood plane or dollhouse.
 

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Thanks guys ! the hobbyshop must have put it with the plastic cements by mistake. I wish they would put the pro-weld in a tube with the needle small applicator.
 

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I think it was Dave Metzner that said he uses regular ole' M.E.K. for his glue of choice on styrene. I picked up a whole quart can last weekend at my local home center for under $6 in the paint thinner/solvent section. He's 100% right! It works like a charm and at a full quart for under $6 it's way cheaper than Ambroid or Tenax. Thanks for the tip Dave :thumbsup:
 

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I use that all the time now. Its funny a lot of people balk at it... saying "oh its hazardous" and "what will I do with a quart?" But MEK is the active ingredient in many glues... or they use similar solvents. If used with common sense its not an issue and its no worse than other household/hobby chemicals. As for the quantity... how many bottles of Tenax would you use a year? Those little 2? ounce bottles dont last long and half of it evaporates away. So for $4 per 2 ounce bottle you can see how much it would cost to buy a quart of Tenax...
 
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