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REvell UV Super Glue !?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 18:22
by bluedonkey99
This promo came through from Revell today, interesting concept - anyone seen/used anything like this before??

Apply. Light up. Firmly! The Revell FIX-kit UV Super Glue is so easy to use. Due to the special properties of the product, the parts can be easily placed before gluing. The adhesive effect only starts when the bonding area is illuminated with the enclosed UV lamp. After approx. 5 seconds, the parts are firmly bonded together. Revell FIX-kit UV Superkleber bonds various materials such as plastic, glass, ceramics or wood and is therefore extremely versatile.

- 4 gram
- Easy handling
- Hardens within a few seconds

Re: REvell UV Super Glue !?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 18:52
by bluedonkey99

Re: REvell UV Super Glue !?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:40
by Tjeskow
My dentist uses the same trick for a tooth filling...... :shock:

Re: REvell UV Super Glue !?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:34
by F_IV
Its quite handy, but bear in mind that it only cures if the UV light can reach it. Trying to bond two large flat surfaces for example only results in a bond around the outer edges. The glue is best used on transparencies, small surface objects and rigging.

Re: REvell UV Super Glue !?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:23
by smeg1959
Topically, ALDI Down Under currently have stocks of Dynagrip hobby glue. Made in the US and selling at $AUS6.99 for a 20-gram bottle, it comes in three flavours ...

Thin CA - Bonding time 1 to 5 seconds - Low viscosity liquid
Medium CA+ - Bonding time 7 to 10 seconds - Can be used for gap filling
Thick CA - Bonding time 30 to 40 seconds - Highest strength, best option for gap filling

As I'd run my bottle of Bob Smith almost dry, I bought the Thin and Thick types. Way cheaper per mL than any of the options at my local hobby shops. Only criticism is the large nozzle which, combined with a sizeable delivery hole, allows the thin stuff to literally pour out everywhere! :roll:

Addendum: It appears this was in the ALDI catalogue dated 3 July, so some stores may have exhausted their stocks. And, as we all know with ALDI, once sold out, you'll never see that product again in your lifetime.