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Topic: a glue like hot glue...but not.  (Read 568 times)
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« on: May 25, 2009 12:12:32 PM »

I was wondering if there's a glue that's just like hot glue but doesn't come with the multitude of glue "strings" when it dries.

It has to be:
- clear
- dries just as quickly
- at least as strong
- non-stringy
- odorless would be great

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009 07:31:16 AM »

It sounds like you want a super glue...  Is the problem just the strings, or the heat as well?

See, the problem is, any glue that dries that quickly has a chance of leaving strings.  Hot glue is the least precise, but it's also somewhat squidgy--know what I mean?  It's rubbery...which can be a good thing.  If you need that quality, I'd recommend working on your hot glue skills.  It takes time and patience, and a steady hand, but you can greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the glue strings just by taking your time, and using tools like toothpicks to help you out.

Otherwise, your best bet would be to talk to someone who works in a hobby shop--one that does modeling kits.  That's where you'd find the best, fast-drying, least messy glues.  The odorless is going to be the biggest obstacle, which is why I recommend speaking to someone who, for a fact, is around those glues.  Flash is the preferred modeling glue around here--it's a pretty standard super glue, but it's NOT odorless.

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