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Old 02-02-2017, 02:29 PM
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I know superglue will bond sintra to sintra, but will styrene glues like plastruct bondene/plasticweld work on sintra? Im thinking about getting some sheets of sintra to help ease the shaping of complex curves, but I want to make sure it can attache to the styrene frame of the body.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:31 AM
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I know superglue will bond sintra to sintra, but will styrene glues like plastruct bondene/plasticweld work on sintra? Im thinking about getting some sheets of sintra to help ease the shaping of complex curves, but I want to make sure it can attache to the styrene frame of the body.
Awesome question.
I had no luck really with the plastic weld on the sintra.
The few attempts were failures for me on scraps.
You may try it though and get different results.
I highly recommend the 3mm Sintra though.
Very forgiving material to use, Shaping it takes a bit of practice but once you get it figured out, I think you you find it's a lot easier to use then styrene.
You can Boil water even, or just use the steam from the water to get curves ETC, Heat gun, small propane torch..The only trick is to let it hit the magic temperature and let it do it's own thing. Try not to force it.

As for glue, I still highly recommend "Gorilla Super Glue".
Bang for the buck too. Stryne and Sintra.
Hope this helps.
The Burban is coming along fantastic.
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Thanks Ron, so you use Gorilla Super Glue for styrene joints as well? Ive always read that superglue is a weak joint for styrene, at least when there is little surface area in the connection. Probably works great when you have a bit of material for it to grab onto. I think the places that I would be using the sintra would be fairly large surface area attachments, so it should work fine. Thanks for the tip, and compliment!
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Is Sintera also Foamex?
If so then you'll have to use superglue. Plasticweld won't work.
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have any of you ever tried acetone on any of the plastics you use I use it for all my work on lamicoid it works on encore but not on romax I wish I knew the difference between them I did sand romax and then it was very active with acetone
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