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Highway Pioneers plastic question


Nortley

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Sometimes I'll pull an ancient kit from the stash and see what I can make of it. I have started a Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers Fiat  tourer, date on the instructions is 1953.  Someone had started it, but the well dried glue residue peeled off easily.  I tried Testors and Tamiya liquid cements, neither would bite into the plastic to make a joint.  The instructions said to use "model airplane cement" or acetone.  I tried the acetone, which bit into the plastic, but I question the strength of the joint.  The plastic seems slicker and different from styrene, so I'll try ABS cement next.  Has anyone else ran into such a situation?  Any ideas?  

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Try one of the plastic "welders". Plastruct makes two and Micromark makes a product called "same stuff". It's the same formula as Tenax 7 and works a treat on every plastic I've tried it on. 

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