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Tamiya Extra Thin Cement on colour - is it po
james84
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Posted: Monday, February 07, 2011 - 09:58 AM UTC
Hello all,
I've beel watching a couple of videos on youtube and it turned out that some people are using Tamiya's extra thin glue to attach paintetd parts. Does it really work?
russamotto
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Posted: Monday, February 07, 2011 - 10:32 AM UTC
Not very well. It may partially dissolve the paint but the paint messes with the bond.
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Monday, February 07, 2011 - 10:38 AM UTC
Ciao Giacomo

To be honest i don't think so and i've never tried to glue painted parts. I always use the thin cement on bare plastic.
However may be the Tamiya glue can solve also the cured acrylic paints (acrilic pigments are actually made on plastic), and that could be the reason why it works

But this just a humble opinion





james84
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Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 10:13 AM UTC
Thanks/Grazie!
I was just curious!
SSGToms
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 04:24 PM UTC
The other problem is that model parts are engineered to fit perfectly to each other as molded, not with two coats of paint on the mating surfaces. In my experience you just can't build a good cohesive model with pre-painted parts.
heliman
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 11:02 AM UTC
I noticed while building my DANA spg..the Tamiya glue would actually remove paint around the joint!! I use MM enamels, and find paint on the brush after touching it to the model. I always thought it was the acetone in the glue?
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 06:30 AM UTC

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The other problem is that model parts are engineered to fit perfectly to each other as molded, not with two coats of paint on the mating surfaces. In my experience you just can't build a good cohesive model with pre-painted parts.



You've obviously never assembled an Airfix/Frog/Heller/Matchbox kit
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