Polystyrene glue

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Fred, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    I have some broken clear polystyrene and in the past I've used Airfix or
    similar polystyrene glue. It's an effective solvent type glue.

    Unfortunately I can't seem to get any. What should I use instead?
     
    Fred, Feb 22, 2007
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  2. Fred

    George Guest

    "Fred" <0m> wrote in message
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    > I have some broken clear polystyrene and in the past I've used Airfix or
    > similar polystyrene glue. It's an effective solvent type glue.
    >
    > Unfortunately I can't seem to get any. What should I use instead?
    >
    >


    Heh! you cant get any from a modellers shop?
     
    George, Feb 22, 2007
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    Fred Guest

    "George" <ooh!@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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    > "Fred" <0m> wrote in message
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    >> I have some broken clear polystyrene and in the past I've used Airfix or
    >> similar polystyrene glue. It's an effective solvent type glue.
    >>
    >> Unfortunately I can't seem to get any. What should I use instead?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Heh! you cant get any from a modellers shop?
    >
    >


    Not locally no. Humbrol and Airfix were their suppliers and I'm told both
    are in liquidation.
     
    Fred, Feb 22, 2007
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  4. Fred

    George Guest

    "Fred" <0m> wrote in message
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    > "George" <ooh!@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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    > > "Fred" <0m> wrote in message
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    > >> I have some broken clear polystyrene and in the past I've used Airfix

    or
    > >> similar polystyrene glue. It's an effective solvent type glue.
    > >>
    > >> Unfortunately I can't seem to get any. What should I use instead?
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > Heh! you cant get any from a modellers shop?
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Not locally no. Humbrol and Airfix were their suppliers and I'm told both
    > are in liquidation.
    >
    >


    Polycement from DIY sheds or the local plumbers merchent.
     
    George, Feb 22, 2007
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  5. Fred

    Guest

    The thing that model fliers are now using is a spray super glue. It
    comes as a 2 pack, one spray on and one looking like traditional super
    glue. For polystyrene it is the bees knees.

    I use it for glueing the coving when fitting kitchens and as such get
    it from 'Howdens', trade only but talk to them nicely and they should
    sell you some. Althernatively for a few punds extra, you can buy it
    from ebay (just search for "mitre + glue) and click in the search
    titles and descriptions option.

    Do use in a well ventilated area as this stuff is seriously good and
    uses serious solvents.

    Good luck

    Calum Sabey
    NewArk Traditional Kitchens 01556 690544
     
    , Feb 22, 2007
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  6. Fred

    Adrian Berry Guest

    <> wrote in message
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    > The thing that model fliers are now using is a spray super glue. It
    > comes as a 2 pack, one spray on and one looking like traditional super
    > glue. For polystyrene it is the bees knees.
    >
    > I use it for glueing the coving when fitting kitchens and as such get
    > it from 'Howdens', trade only but talk to them nicely and they should
    > sell you some. Althernatively for a few punds extra, you can buy it
    > from ebay (just search for "mitre + glue) and click in the search
    > titles and descriptions option.
    >
    > Do use in a well ventilated area as this stuff is seriously good and
    > uses serious solvents.
    >
    > Good luck
    >
    > Calum Sabey
    > NewArk Traditional Kitchens 01556 690544
    >


    Also sold in Wickes.....
     
    Adrian Berry, Feb 22, 2007
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  7. Fred wrote:
    > I have some broken clear polystyrene and in the past I've used Airfix or
    > similar polystyrene glue. It's an effective solvent type glue.
    >
    > Unfortunately I can't seem to get any. What should I use instead?
    >
    >

    Model shops still carry it.

    Also solvent weld for pipework, works

    Actually acetone works on styrene I think..you can drop scrap plastic
    into it and make cement..
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Feb 23, 2007
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  8. Fred

    Guest

    On Feb 22, 6:42 pm, "Fred" <0m> wrote:
    > I have some broken clear polystyrene and in the past I've used Airfix or
    > similar polystyrene glue. It's an effective solvent type glue.
    >
    > Unfortunately I can't seem to get any. What should I use instead?


    You've got the internet, so use Google. And it's polystyrene "cement".
    Any proper model shop will have some in either glue or liquid form.

    MBQ
     
    , Feb 23, 2007
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  9. In article <45dde7ae$0$32031$>,
    "Fred" <0m> writes:
    >
    > Not locally no. Humbrol and Airfix were their suppliers and I'm told both
    > are in liquidation.


    Perhaps they were using too much solvent? ;-)

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    Andrew Gabriel
    [email address is not usable -- followup in the newsgroup]
     
    Andrew Gabriel, Feb 23, 2007
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