Thanks for the reply.Originally posted by phaar
For some reason, the website is not working on my computer. So, I would recomend that you paint after putting your model together and glueing everything. If that is not an option, then use CA and use it sparingly. Try to contain it by not using much at all. Someone who can get on the site probably could tell you more. Maybe you should try Elmers?? It is only low power.
All those cost too much because they do way more than you need.
That's pretty much my modus operandi too.Originally posted by limd21
Personal preference is the rule here.
There's nothing wrong with traditional white/wood glue, but with little free time on my hands these days, the "new era" of CA-based building is a real advantage to me. I still use white/wood glue to install engine mounts (pre-fabbed as a module) into body tubes and even on those rare times when I still use an Estes-style 3-fold shock mount, but that's about it. With CA used in the right places, I can complete a build in a single session. Nothing's better than thin CA to tack on fins.
True: wood glue is not good for plastic, including plastic coated pre-colored tubes.Originally posted by stymye
many of the colored tube rockets have plastic fins and/or 2 pc plastic cones .I would not suggest wood glue for that
one glue won't do it all ,so a bottle of med cya is good to have around for the plastic parts and wood glue is better for the balsa fins, paper tubes and rings.
you need both