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Kevin L. Kitchens
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In all my years, I've ever owned ONE metal miniature and that was in the 80s and it was a cast one piece Paladin.

I've done plastics before, but my Loctite Gel Superglue does not seem to be doing the trick here. Put on my first arm and it popped right off (held for 30 seconds, only the barest "drop" of glue)...

Then something that fit a little more "square", the backpack/module. Aligned correctly and held and held and held...popped off with little touch.

What's up? I did a search and most say regular superglue is just fine for metal including Infinity. A few others insisted on inconvenient two-part epoxies, etc... What gives? Why is superglue not working?
 
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Sounds weird. I'm using Loctite with all my Infinity minis with no problem. Is the glue old or the metal cold?
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Cogdiz wrote:
Sounds weird. I'm using Loctite with all my Infinity minis with no problem. Is the glue old or the metal cold?


metal is room temp (which is about 74F or so). Glue is maybe a month old, but I've had older work with plastic before.
 
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Did you wash it with mildly soapy water first to get the release agent off? The metal should be really shiny after washing.
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I also used the Loctite gel on mine and didn't run into any issues. Have you tried scoring the joins with a hobby knife before gluing? That definitely helped when I ran into pieces that didn't want to stay together.
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I'll try those options... thanks!
 
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I find quite a bit of mold release left on CB minis. Glue will adhere to the release agent and not the metal. Drop them in warm rap water with a bit of hand soap (less Bubbles) then gibe them a scrub with a potato brush or an old tooth brush. I do this with all my models at this point, but it is almost required with metal and resin.
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Check the before and after of the metal. cool

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Have managed to get three assembled now. I think I like plastic a lot more
 
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