I discovered this "super glue" at Trainfest 2010 in Milwaukee. I've been using it ever since.
This glue bonds to metal, rubber, vinyl, glass, most plastics, wood, leather, stone and cork. It's a thin acc glue that works really well.
What I particularly like is that the bottle has a screw top and the glue doesn't dry out.
You apply it to one surface and hold pressed for 10 seconds. Cures fully in 8 to 24 hours.
There is also an accelerator that you brush on for instant bonding.
The accelerator bottle has a screw top attached to a brush. Sinbad also has "gloves" that comes in a container. It feels like cold cream. You rub some on your fingers and hands and under your fingernails. Sinbad "gloves" protects skin from glues, sealants, coatings, resin, hardener and solvent dermatitis problems. No more sticking your fingers together! It lasts for 3-4 hours and you wash it off with soap and water. However, it does dry out over time so the container has to be very well sealed.
I tried it out when building the Sequoia (Turner Model Works) Chama Oil Dock (Kit #407sq). The kit is a pretty difficult craftsman kit with a lot of fine metal and wood parts. I liked the speed of the Sinbad accelerator ans the ease of brushing it on.
In the past I've used Zip Kicker spray from Pacer Technology and cyanoacrylate glues from Canadian Hobbycraft in Concord, Ontario. They both work well, but the Zip Kicker has a powerful, lasting odour. The Sinbad accelerator isn't very smelly at all although it should still be used in a well-ventilated area.
Sinbad also makes a spray nozzle as seen in the photo. I also applied the Sinbad acc glue with a common pin instead of the plastic nozzle. The nozzle can form a drop that is a little large for some applications.
I still haven't found Sinbad acc glue locally. I would definitely use these products again and plan to pick up some more at Trainfest the next time I go.
If you're trying to source this acc glue, Sinbad's address is P.O. Box 1688, Palmetto, FL 34220. Their phone number is (877) 332-1296.
If you can't find the Sinbad acc glue, master modeller, Al Crisp, says the Lepage's ACC Super Glue works the best. It is in a squeeze bottle so you can control the amount more easily and it doesn't dry out as fast. As an MMR, he should know! You can see videos of his layout on the videos page.
Others I have used are Microbond and BSI (Bob Smith Industries) that come in various thicknesses. I have also had good experience with Gorilla glue so those are a few alternatives you can try.
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