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martin goddard

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Attaching wheels
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:32:47 PM »
Metal vehicles and guns often have loose wheels that need attaching.
The PP recommendation is to use a small spot of putty and then use a spot of supergule.
This as all very fine for those of us with putty haging about .

What do we use to attach wheels.
What glue.
How do you get them straight
Other thoughts.

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Re: Attaching wheels
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 09:57:18 PM »
I always follow Peter Pig instructions, so use putty + superglue :)

I use Milliput (generally Superfine) and then, once it's dry, a coating of whatever superglue I happen to be using at the time. It works well for me.

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Re: Attaching wheels
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 05:55:25 AM »
I use superglue gel works just fine although I did manage to glue my finger and thumb together while attaching the wheels to a Steyr truck the other day.

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Re: Attaching wheels
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 12:08:44 PM »
Superglue and green stuff.

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Re: Attaching wheels
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 05:02:12 PM »
Superglue alone.

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Re: Attaching wheels
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 06:13:13 PM »
Devcon 5 minute epoxy, parts supported with blue tac until set.

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Re: Attaching wheels
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 12:33:40 AM »
 Superglue to fix the wheels, but a combination of the grid on my cutting board to align everything, and some Blu-Tac to hold everything in position whilst it sets.
Okay, superglue usually sets pretty quickly, but you do get a tiny window of opportunity to make adjustments whilst it's going off.

If you want a tiny bit of putty, GW's pots of liquid greenstuff is your friend. Once the pot is opened it lasts quite a long time if you remember to seal the lid properly. It's the remembering bit I struggle with...

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Re: Attaching wheels
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 09:15:05 AM »
5 minute 2 part epoxy supported by plasticene whilst it sets or just superglue (a decent make) whichever I have to hand.