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    As the title suggests, I am looking for the proper Adhesive to glue plastic and wood together. I have several Walthers module pieces glued together that need bracing to keep the structure from warping. The walls are plastic,but I am trying to glue wood onto the backside. Plastic of equal size 1/4",seems to flex too much, hence I am trying wood for added stiffness. White and yellow wood glue, as well as Alenes tacky glue does not adhere go the plastic,

    Your thoughts are welcome.

    Dave
    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

  • #2
    It may sound crazy but I've always used Testors plastic model cement, in the red tube. Never had a problem with it.

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    • #3
      Dave, Roughen up the plastic with sand paper.

      Than try Weldbond.

      ed

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      • #4
        weldbond is good. so is 2 part epoxy (but to me that's really messy).

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        • #5
          Dave,

          I have had success with Walthers Goo. I regularly use wood to provide rigidity to styrene. Apply Goo along the stripwood, place the wood where you want it and press together just enough to transfer some of the Goo to the styrene and quickly pull the stripwood off. Let the Goo dry for a minute or two, and then press the stripwood back into place. The Goo acts as a contact cement and really grabs.

          I learned this from a John Nehrich article from the 70s or 80s.

          Mike
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          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • #6
            Goo is usually my first choice for materials with different expansion characteristics: metal/plastic, wood/metal, wood/plastic etc. But note that when used for large laminations of styrene stock less than .060 thick, it can soften and warp the styrene. I've never had this happen with styrene pieces less than 0.5" wide.
            James

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            • #7
              I always use "Quick Grip" for that. it will glue anything to anything.

              Bob
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              • #8
                I use Loctite Super Glue Professional for everything. A little goes a long way, and super strong.

                Jim
                Take the red pill

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