iHelp! Lavi broke :,Cn/a

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16 days agoangelbottangelbott
I hope you fix him soon. c:
19 days agoDonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey
bambipie (9 days ago) #25865215Ive used it tho, as long as its compatible it works great.I've used it too and didn't have great results :/
19 days agobambipiebambipie
DonkeyBlonkey (9 days ago) #25856129I don't think a plastic cement glue would work too well with PVC. Morely, an epoxy glue would work best.Ive used it tho, as long as its compatible it works great.
09 days agoSoarinSoarin
Solarstormflare (9 days ago) #25858921Oh, I see!! I watched the video, thanks for sharing! I had no idea this was a thing! Do you mind explaining what you mean by the joints shearing off? I might try and get that stuff from bunnings to try it out, although the guy in the video used a paperclip.

Unless you use a solvent based adhesive which physically fuses the polymer together (chemically melts the plastic and then sets it solid) any force applied to the parts can cause it to break at the point of contact. "Shearing" is simply a force applied perpendicular to a component causing it to fracture, in this case the join made with glue being weaker than the surrounding plastic.
19 days agoSolarstormflareSolarstormflare
Soarin (9 days ago) #25857768You should pin it before adding glue. A fine drill bit and craftsmans pin vise is what I would recommend. A 1mm hole about a half centimeter deep going through both ends would be enough to support any weight after you insert the aluminium or brass rod. It is a lot easier than it sounds, quite common amongst model makers and prevents the joints shearing off.
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Oh, I see!! I watched the video, thanks for sharing! I had no idea this was a thing! Do you mind explaining what you mean by the joints shearing off? I might try and get that stuff from bunnings to try it out, although the guy in the video used a paperclip.
29 days agoSoarinSoarin
You should pin it before adding glue. A fine drill bit and craftsmans pin vise is what I would recommend. A 1mm hole about a half centimeter deep going through both ends would be enough to support any weight after you insert the aluminium or brass rod. It is a lot easier than it sounds, quite common amongst model makers and prevents the joints shearing off.

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19 days agoSolarstormflareSolarstormflare
Thanks to everyone who helped, I really appreciate it!!!!
19 days agoDonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey
bambipie (10 days ago) #25844280Alternatively, you can use a hobby cement glue. Get it at any hobby/craft store. No mixing required.I don't think a plastic cement glue would work too well with PVC. Morely, an epoxy glue would work best.
110 days agoaurybqaurybq
Ceci (10 days ago) #25848627I think what aurybq is trying to say that the thing that broke is the connecting peg. Also looks like a clean break. An easy and simple fix. Plus side, there shouldn't be any visible damage after repairs.

Exactly what I meant. Thanks!
210 days ago (10 days ago)CeciCeci
I think what aurybq is trying to say that the thing that broke is the connecting peg. Also looks like a clean break. An easy and simple fix. Plus side, there shouldn't be any visible damage after repairs.
110 days agobambipiebambipie
Alternatively, you can use a hobby cement glue. Get it at any hobby/craft store. No mixing required.
110 days ago (10 days ago)aurybqaurybq
Solarstormflare (10 days ago) #25840419Thank you! I'm sorry if this seems like a silly question but what exactly is two part epoxy glue? And what brands of it are there? (i'm not fussed on a particular brand or anything, I just want to make sure I get the right one because when I googled it it was somewhat confusing??) His arm is pretty lightweight so once I fix him, I don't think it will fall off again?) Thanks!!!

Its ok :] It's basically 2 part adhesives that when mixed together it cures and makes a stronger bond than super glue.

As for brands, well, I've only used loctite. You can find them in craft stores and hardware stores. Since his arm is light weight im sure whatever you end up using will do the job.

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110 days agoSolarstormflareSolarstormflare
aurybq (10 days ago) #25840028Yikes, sorry to hear that he broke! But fortunately it's not too bad. Looks like it broke off and didn't snap off (does that make sense??) Anyway looks like an easy fix. I would use a two part epoxy glue to put him back together. Even super glue looks like it would work. Good luck! Thank you! I'm sorry if this seems like a silly question but what exactly is two part epoxy glue? And what brands of it are there? (i'm not fussed on a particular brand or anything, I just want to make sure I get the right one because when I googled it it was somewhat confusing??) His arm is pretty lightweight so once I fix him, I don't think it will fall off again?) Thanks!!!
210 days agoaurybqaurybq
Yikes, sorry to hear that he broke! But fortunately it's not too bad. Looks like it broke off and didn't snap off (does that make sense??) Anyway looks like an easy fix. I would use a two part epoxy glue to put him back together. Even super glue looks like it would work. Good luck!