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I have searched high and low to find a glue that workd on ABS plastic. I tried gorilla glue, super glue, epoxy, mixes of them, even wppd glue. Nothing seems tohold it all together if something breaks. Does anyone know of a glue of adhesive that will hold everything together AND not snap under strain?
 

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Acetone or Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), it will craze the plastic (It works by chemically melting the 2 parts of plastic together) if your not careful, so dont be over zealous with it.

Use some sand paper to rough up the surfaces you want to glue and apply. The strength of the bond in regard to what strain you put on it will depend on how big of a piece you are gluing, I mean the surface area that the glue is applied to. Ummm Im not sure about the gel glue that comes in a tube, but the liquid glue for plastic models with the brush applicator from Testors is what your looking for.
 

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@Mechanic - Does one work better than the other?

@Mgunner - Nothing specific at the moment but I have had stuff in the past that I needed to throw away because I couldn't repair it. I just want to have something in case something breaks.
 

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I use Liquid nails two part gel epoxy, 5 minute set. I've held everything from rails onto guns, a valve stem into an end cap for a pneumatic cannon... Its pretty much all I use.

I'm fairly sure that at home improvement stores they sell a two part ABS glue that basically cold welds them together
 

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So what do you suggest I get, liquid nails or ABS glue? I'd probably be using it on plastic more than metal.
 

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MEK is best, if you can find it you can use a pencil sharpener to run a rod of ABS through to make shavings, mix that in a 50/50 ratio with the MEK and make a "welding paste" I do that for some of my modelling work.
 
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