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Old 01-21-2009, 09:17 PM
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As I build my Tiger 1, the Tamiya instructions say to use Synthetic Rubber Cement.

What is this? Is that Shoe Goo? Can someone tell me a brand name product found here in the US?

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:23 PM
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Try the Shoe Goo that stuff works wonders on most stuff i ever used it on.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:07 AM
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Hmmm , try poly styrene cement as an option . It melts the plastic together. Haven't built a tamiya tank so not 100% sure. Works on heng long.!!
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:23 AM
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The tamiya instructions specifies like 3 different cements. Standard polystyrene type, then a cryo type then the "SRC"... So, I'm thinking its different than one drop or the standard "testors" glue....
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Hi AlphaAuriga...you're right it is different. Synthetic rubber glue is used to glue disimilar materials together i.e. metal to plastic.
On my Sherman I used it wherever Tamiya suggest and it worked fine i.e. Bogie assemblies, Oil reservoirs etc.
Here in England I bought the SRC in B&Q, it's a huge DIY store. It was in the adhesives section where you would find Loctite products, packaged in a tube and is clear in colour.

Hope this helps.

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Old 01-22-2009, 02:18 PM
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I use Elmer's rubber cement. You'll find it an an office supply store or in the office supply section of a store. Not at a hobby shop. The reason its used is that it allows for a removal of the part you're installing.
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You can also use the thread locker supplied with the kit. it works well as a cement on parts that need to be able to be taken apart at a future point.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:13 PM
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In the case of the Tamiya Tiger it's used to mate the braided feifel intake hoses to their plastic fittings.
I used rubberized contact cement.
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I also use Elmer's rubber cement. They also sell it in Home Depot and Lowe's.
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