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Thread: Best glue / adhesive for 3D eyes

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    Default Best glue / adhesive for 3D eyes

    Apart from epoxy what other glues could you recommend to glue on 3D eyes? Been reading up a bit and liquid fusion's name popped up a few times any other ideas perhaps, what about a Pratley or Pattex product?

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    Gerrit, onto what are you trying to glue them?

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    Mc mostly synthetics thanx.
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    Liquid fusion is great, dunno who stocks locally. I also use Loons Soft Head, works as well.

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    It sure looks and sounds the part have an order on the way from Craig thanx Arno. Many other applications can't wait!!
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    Hi Gerrit

    I've used Liquid Fusion and didn't like it at all. It actually shrinks as it dries and I find the bond to be quite weak.

    For the most part I still rely on High Build to finish off heads and this includes gluing on the eyes after lightly securing them with a very small amount of super glue.

    It'll be interesting to hear your thoughts on the Fusion after you've tried it.

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    Mc thanks I remember you mentioned HB to me once but to give you an idea the okes here in Parys don't even know what Epoxy is.... so never mind HB. I have my fusion on the way but is stuck in JHB due to strikes again so who knows when I'll receive it??? Will post my findings sure thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Largie Whisperer View Post
    y but is stuck in JHB due to strikes again so who knows when I'll receive it??? Will post my findings sure thing!
    Tell me about it - waiting for some blanks and stuff :-(
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    MC has valid points there. LF doesn't create a great bond, I use it more as a flexible covering for fly eyes or heads, after attaching them with Loctite. I am not a fan of epoxies simply due to my preference for a flexible, dare I say soft head???

    It also takes a longs time to dry, preferably on a drier, as well as a number of applications. But the finish is very clear, hardy and flexible and more realistic than rock hard epoxy IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Tell me about it - waiting for some blanks and stuff :-(
    Het gehoor daar is 'n hofbevel wat sÍ hulle moet Maandag terugkeer werk toe.... iemand het seker 'n dringende aansoek gebring??
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