How Do You Use Plastic Cement To Glue Metal?

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How Do You Use Plastic Cement To Glue Metal?

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Plastic Cement (also known as Poly-Cement) works by melting a plastic surface into another plastic surface, thereby joining them together with a powerful bond. This means it doesn’t normally work on metal, but it can be adapted to do so. Now Model-Makers need only purchase one kind of glue! • Thoroughly clean the surfaces to be glued. A good method is to dunk them in soapy water and scrub them with an old tooth brush. Once you’ve cleaned them, use a hair-dryer to remove all water from the surfaces. Don’t use a towel, as these leave behind fibers, and may not get the all of the water out. • Apply the Blu-Tak. Apply a small blob of Blu-Tak to one of the surfaces. Using a modeling tool, such as a scraper, flatten the Blu-Tak down so that it creates an even layer across the surface. • Create a Join-Mold. Press the other surface into the Blu-Tak, to create an impression of that other surface. This is a great chance to change position to get them just right. Once you have the impression, car

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• Thoroughly clean the surfaces to be glued. A good method is to dunk them in soapy water and scrub them with an old tooth brush. Once you’ve cleaned them, use a hair-dryer to remove all water from the surfaces. Don’t use a towel, as these leave behind fibers, and may not get the all of the water out. • Apply the Blu-Tak. Apply a small blob of Blu-Tak to one of the surfaces. Using a modeling tool, such as a scraper, flatten the Blu-Tak down so that it creates an even layer across the surface. • Create a Join-Mold. Press the other surface into the Blu-Tak, to create an impression of that other surface. This is a great chance to change position to get them just right. Once you have the impression, carefully remove the other piece, trying not to take the Blu-Tak with it. • Applying the Glue. Carefully apply Poly-Cement to the Blu-Tak. The Poly-Cement should be used fairly liberally, but not so much that it will drip. • Clamp the two-sides together. Push the other surface into the glues on

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