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How can I glue a crack in Milliput, before it snaps in two?

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How can I glue a crack in Milliput, before it snaps in two?

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I've had a go at making a fuselage, using plastic sheet and milliput; however the hardened compound has a hairline crack, across the aea where the blade points to below, and I am concerned that it might cause it to snap in two. Can cracks or breaks in Milliput be glued? If so, which adhesive or compound would be best to recover this little setback?

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Re: How can I glue a crack in Milliput, before it snaps in t

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Depends on how bad the crack is. For minor surface dings and imperfections, I use milliput. I would make thinner slurry of milliput and work that into the crack and let it harden.

If it is a deeper crack, I would consider running some thin superglue into the crack and maybe hit it with Zip Kicker. Consider building up layers using that process and then let it set hard before sanding smooth. I wouldn't try to force anything into the crack or to try and compress the joint however or it will likely snap.

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Hi Tony,

the crack is hairline and goes from the top to halfway down the fuselage. It is difficult to see as it stands but shows whilst I am sanding the model. I'll have a look for some extra thin CA glue next time I get to a model shop and try that.

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