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Super Glue vs. Krazy Glue(tm)

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May 3rd, 2005, 2:43 am #1

I have had an eye-opening experience tonight, and I wanted to share it with anyone who didn't already know.

Krazy Glue(tm) is vastly superior to generic Super Glue.

I was terribly frustrated on Friday night trying to glue plasic figures together with super glue that I bought in a pack of three tubes for a couple bucks. Tonight while I was at the drug store I spotted "Instant Krazy Glue Home and Office Brush-On" and decided to try it. I cannot express how superior a product it is. I was able to glue torso/legs/heads on 25 figures in the space of about an hour.

Between the amazing control of the brush and the speed at which it sets, I will never go back.
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May 3rd, 2005, 2:59 am #2

[AD]"Are you tired off generic brands of superglue that set too slow? Are you trying to assemble your plastic figures in time for that tournament next week? Then try Krazy Glue™!It cuts assembly time by half, and if you call in the next 30 minutes, we'll even throw in this deluxe Amazing Control Application Brush for free! All only for 13 payments of 29.99 warptokens.

Try Krazy Glue™! today, and you'll never go back!"[/AD]



Never come across that product before. Sounds interesting, but how's the holding power like, especially for the long term? Not that superglue's any better, but just wondering. Since it's a brushon, and it sets fast, it should be doing some serious clumping on the brush.... how does it work?
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May 3rd, 2005, 3:09 am #3

Okay, the endorsement was a tad enthusiastic.... :rolleyes: Krazy Glue is a brand available in the U.S. It was actually the first glue of its type, before all the generic versions came out. I remember the commercials from the late 70's/early 80's.

I just dropped two of the models (head/torso/legs/base combos, one with the standard bearer arm attached) to test glue strength, and three drops from four feet onto a hard surface resulted in zero breaks. The old super glue seemed to take forever to cure to any hardness.

I had pinned the emblem on top of the standard pole before I glued it, so I can't really say that the emblem not popping off meant anything.
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May 3rd, 2005, 3:12 am #4

Heh. Remember that news story awhile back where some idiot went to the zoo and krazy glued his hands to a butt of a rhino? (No, I'm not kidding) They had to do an awful lot to get him off (forget exactly what it was, but it was bad). If that doesn't sell you I don't know what will.

Sorry for the offtopic post, but that's the only thing I think of when someone mentions it.

Krazy glue is pretty nice, tho.
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May 3rd, 2005, 3:22 am #5

Ok, that's pretty good, I do get tired of regluing arms and tails back on my clanrats, especially when they're already painted. GW endorses another type of glue (edit: it's polystyrene cement) that binds plastic to plastic on a molecular level, though from what i've heard (i've yet to use it) it takes even longer to set.

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I looked up that rhino story since it sounded really familiar and found a copy of it here:

darwin awards scroll down to Runner Ups.

He got an honorable mention in the darwin awards (a criteria to win is that you have to die). There was another twist to the story too, involving rhino laxatives.
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May 3rd, 2005, 4:44 am #6

Ah yes, the infamous darwin awards. Now I remember. :)

Personally my favorite is the Jato bottle incident...

http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/inde ... n1995.html

I'm sorry to have completely hijacked the thread.

ON TO KRAZY GLUE!
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May 3rd, 2005, 11:46 am #7

i use the polstiate cement thing, also called solvent. Its great for plastic! it literally melts the model together and then hardens in 10 seconds, so you see no lines where you solvented them! Also i can save my krazy glue (I use Krazy Glue 2 :P ) for metal models, its a win win situation

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May 3rd, 2005, 12:51 pm #8

General Vorg wrote: i use the polstiate cement thing, also called solvent. Its great for plastic! it literally melts the model together and then hardens in 10 seconds, so you see no lines where you solvented them! Also i can save my krazy glue (I use Krazy Glue 2 :P ) for metal models, its a win win situation

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yup, the plastic glue makes them indestructable once its set.

As for Krazy glue, I find it crystalizes and weakens after awhile and then the bond is not as strong. Im not sure why it is. Superglue is a better alternative for me.

For instand bonding I use stuff called Zip kicker..one spray and the superglue sets instantly. They have stuff for plastic as well but that glue sets so fast Ifind it unecessary
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May 3rd, 2005, 5:05 pm #9

Zap a gap + zip kicker + pinning (metals)= unbreakable.



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May 3rd, 2005, 7:27 pm #10

The Mad Ratter wrote: As for Krazy glue, I find it crystalizes and weakens after awhile and then the bond is not as strong. Im not sure why it is. Superglue is a better alternative for me.
Uh, oh. My one night trial study may not have been long enough. I will try it again in the next few weeks to see how it turns out.

I had toyed with the idea of using polystyrene cement, like from the old plastic model days, but found that I have to reposition the limbs on my rats often enough trying to get them to regiment that I didn't trust myself with such an indelible glue.
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