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Old Dec 14, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Ditto on the TiteBond. Tight joints and a good carpenters glue and you can't go wrong. Ambroid is still available. Feeling nostalgic I bought a tube for some fuse cross sheeting on my last build and forgot to use the stuff and never opened the tube. Bought it at my local hobby shop and she had a whole display box of the stuff. It is available you just need to dig for it a little.
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Old Dec 14, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for the input Andy! I'll give the Titebond a try as Ive used it quite a bit for cabinetry, etc. & it performs well. Never considered it for modeling. Dont blame you for not wanting to huff CA - I have to smell it often enough at work along with accelerator (some of the women like to flood parts with accelerator which isnt necessary).
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Old Dec 14, 2013, 07:55 PM
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I'm allergic to it now. A whiff will get my eyes watering and nose stuffy, any more than that and I have flu symptoms for 3-4 days.

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Old Dec 15, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I'm allergic to it now. A whiff will get my eyes watering and nose stuffy, any more than that and I have flu symptoms for 3-4 days.

Andy
Yep thats can & will happen over time. The woman at work that used it 8 hours a day kept getting sick (flu symptoms) and Ive been on the safety guy to get better ventilation for her work station which has a vent hood and is hooked into a filter system but that system is badly overloaded. I talked to her about using less accelerator and things were better for awhile till she went back to her old ways. When I use CA at home I put a fan in the window to TRY and pull fumes out which helps a little. Limiting exposure to CA & accelerator (as with all solvents, etc.) is a good idea for everyone who values their health.
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Old Dec 15, 2013, 05:47 PM
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I'm allergic to it now. A whiff will get my eyes watering and nose stuffy, any more than that and I have flu symptoms for 3-4 days.

Andy
Isn't that something. I used the stuff for years spilling it around on my builds. One afternoon I built up an entire wing then went to be. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling like someone was sitting on my chest. It was hard to catch a breath. It took 2 days before it cleared up. Ever since I've been sensitive to it. I only use it sparingly and as a dynamic clamp when I need it.
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Old Dec 24, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Got my tube of Duco (Devcon) cement and tested it on some 1/16" sheet balsa gluing 2 pieces together along a straight cut. After drying overnight I bent the pieces holding one side in each hand and happily the balsa broke and NOT the glue joint - the sign of a good glue joint:-) I continued snapping the pieces and not once did it break along the glue line. I didnt use the 2 step process which would have likely resulted in an even stronger bond. Time to build now:-)
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Old Dec 24, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Got my tube of Duco (Devcon) cement and tested it on some 1/16" sheet balsa gluing 2 pieces together along a straight cut. After drying overnight I bent the pieces holding one side in each hand and happily the balsa broke and NOT the glue joint - the sign of a good glue joint:-) I continued snapping the pieces and not once did it break along the glue line. I didnt use the 2 step process which would have likely resulted in an even stronger bond. Time to build now:-)
How does it sand??
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Old Dec 24, 2013, 04:19 PM
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DUCO sands like it isn't there! That's my experience and I'm sticking with it!
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Old Dec 24, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Duco, like Ambroid, is a nitrocellulose adhesive. Since wood is cellulose, it sands as if it were wood.

Duco was originally produced by DuPont, hence its name, but they sold their adhesives division some while ago. Ambroid also got sold, causing the long delay in getting it back on shelves - which prompted this thread in the first place.

I'm building a rubber scale model, and it's Ambroid all the way. It seems the FAC types use Ambroid or Duco a lot.
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Old Dec 25, 2013, 09:47 AM
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Five tubes on feebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Tubes-of-A...item3a893b81ff


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