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gerbs4me

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I bought this Christmas candle last X-mas, it those candles that stand 3ft. tall and there is a light inside the flame, you put out in the yard, well anyway I found the candle again so I'm gonna put a 38mm mmt in it.:) since its plastic I really gonna rough it up so the epoxy will hold, I should have this done by Midwest Power 2:D
 

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Those are fun rockets. I think one of the local guys has done it around here. Good luck. You might want to use screws just to add extra security to the mmt.
 

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Instead of epoxy, use polyurethane glue (like Gorilla Glue) to attach CRs/tubing to the plastic candle. It takes a few hours to cure, but that can be accelerated if you have a warm, humid place (like an enclosed garage). A little bit goes a long way. Just remember to put wax paper underneath in case any poly glue leaks out! Don't worry to much about the glue expanding though--it can be easily cut or sanded to shape once cured. (Poly glue is great for attaching bulkheads in Crayon nose cones too!)

HTH,
 

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Okay, I'll remember that too!
 

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One thing i almost forgot about the poly glue: do NOT add water and/or wet the surfaces. I have found that it causes the glue to bubble up more than you probably want & doesn't seem to have as strong a grip. Just let it set (& for that matter, sit) with nothing added. If you have a nice hot garage or shed or room or whatever, it'll do its work just fine :) Humid areas help but aren't necessarily required.

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The garage is usually humid, the one thing I dislike about the poly glue is the long set time.
 
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