for the majority of mixed media kits which zap a gap do I need

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  1. TimEwers

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    The french fighter and yak 23 both have resin and photo etch parts.

    So I was wondering which kind of zap a gap to get, Never really used any so I don't know which kind to get.
     
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    Hey, Tim,
    I tend to use Gorilla Glue for most of my PE. I have not yet tried it with resin. Now, Gorilla Glue is kinda like Elmer's white glue on steroids. I like it, but it does take a few minutes to setup and then about 30 minutes to dry. CA can be a royal pain in the arse IMO. If you are going to use CA, I would recommend the medium stuff, takes about 15 secs to setup. I rarely use CA and when I do, it always the medium stuff. If I need it to setup faster, I use a CA accellerant that instantly sets up the CA.
    Dale
     
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    If you mean the kind of glue for assembling of resin kits and PE parts ... it is the same CA one. However the CA glue might be of the gel consistency. The kind of the CA adhesive will give you some more of time for setting all pieces at the correct position before getting hardened. Also an epoxy one can be useful.
     
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    The gel type is the best, IMHO, for the reasons that Wurger pointed out.
     
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    I like to use Gator glue for the reasons Dale pointed out. Another reason I like Gator glue is that it hasn't gone hard in the bottle on me. I've had a 20g/.71oz bottle for almost 2 years, I could barely get 9 months out of Zap-a-Gap.

    Geo
     
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    Yup. I've chucked out a half full bottle Zap a Gap after it set up on me. I don't think I even got 9 months out of it.
     
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    Dale,

    How do you account for the expansion? Every time I have used GG it expands quite a bit when it leaves the bottle. Is there a type of GG that doesn't do this?

    Jim
     
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    Hey, Vic,
    Well, I have not noticed an expansion. However, I tend to use a toothpick to apply just the amount I need to use. I'll get the brand off the label when I get home. The bottle is similar to the same style bottle used for MicroSol.
    Dale
     
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    Dale,

    Oh damn! The one I have is about the size of a soda can and is brown. Sounds like different stuff, or the fact you use so little and don't notice any expansion. Still if you could post a pic of the bottle...please
     
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    The Gorilla Glue I have does the same thing, brown and foams up and expands. Used it to glue a broken life-sized concrete statue of a squirrel back together and it oozed all over the place. I wouldn't even think of using that stuff on a model. Must be different stuff for a different application.
     
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    Here you go Capt. Vick. One for the modelers south of the border and one for the rest of the world. :p I put a small dab of glue on some wax paper and transfer it to the part with a toothpick.

    004.JPG 005.JPG

    Geo
     
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    Thanks Geo!

    And it last a while before becoming unusable?
     
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    Almost two years on that bottle. Just keep the top clean.

    Geo
     
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    That is a very different bottle than mine. I'll post a pic NLT this weekend of mine.
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    Maybe the other stuff, the one that expands and foams, is for gluing Gorillas, not Squirrels. I'll get me coat ... again!
     
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    Roger that! Thanks for the info!
     
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    Here is a pic of the glue I use. Sorry, it is not Gorilla Glue. It is Gator's Grip Hobby Glue. How many more names do we need?
    IMG_5935.JPG

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    Good stuff that Gator Glue?
     
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    Geez.. gorilla, gator... what a zoo. :lol:
     
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    Vick,
    I like the gator glue. I use it for most PE and all my canopy glass. It dries nice and clear and good strength.
    Dale
     
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