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I have been using Elmer's school glue to mount windows & clear parts for years, but have found the recent purchase of more has proven that the recipe has changed.  

What do others use & has great results with?

 

Cheers

Rick

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I use this and have had no problems with it. Cleans up with a lightly moistened Q Tip and dries clear. I even use it for some P/E parts.

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If the fit isn't good, I've used a very delicate, carefully applied drop or two of superglue. That small amount usually won't fog anything, especially if the clear part has a coat of Future or another acrylic clear coat to brighten it and be less susceptible to fogging. 

If the clear part fits well, or just needs a very slight filling along its edges, I've started using UV cured clear resin. The excess can be wiped away with alcohol before using the light to cure and set/glue the part in place.

 

Gil :cool:

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I just picked up the UV clear resin for use on my Williams Bros. B-10 and that crappy triangular belly clear piece!

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I've used Gator Glue for a number of years. Never had an issue with it.

 

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I have used and continue to use Elmer's. Works fine as long as the part has no stress on it. 

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I have tried Elmers, and a few others I always go back to G-S Hypo watch crystal cement. Dries clear and is a strong bond. I use it for automotive/truck glass and canopies without an issue.     Micromark carries it.

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Clear Gorilla glue is good also but it has a tendency to run so the application has to be limited.  Two part clear epoxy is also good.  I let it partially set up and then press the glass into it.  Both hold really well.

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R/C canopy glue has always been a go to for me.  Dries perfectly clear, cleans up with water, tacks up pretty quickly and doesn't fog clear plastic.  Not sure what more you could ask for. 

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