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Offline solipsvs

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testors model glue works for MV plastic parts
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:01:49 pm »
the plastic used for the MV instruments is polystyrene, which is the same stuff as styrofoam, and can be bonded easily using regular model glue.  this includes buttons, side panels, screen cowl, etc.  i repaired my buttons and theyre better than new.  same strength etc.  when you bond PS parts together with a solvent based glue, they become one part again on a molecular level.  i know, nerdy talk.

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Re: testors model glue works for MV plastic parts
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 08:34:50 am »
Good to know. Cheers!

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Re: testors model glue works for MV plastic parts
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 06:21:44 am »
A video woulda been great!!!

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Re: testors model glue works for MV plastic parts
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 12:51:44 am »
i used this one tip to fix my bpm/tap button. it works fantastic. previously i wouldve thought this would be unfixable. its a very thin plastic edge of the button to reattach to the side of the plastic frame. you'd figure it will break again.. it still might but it looks good 

just used some modelglue i could find.. not specifically testors. it says poly (ester) cement.