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Did I get the wrong glue for Tamiya kit?

Old 08-10-2010, 05:12 AM
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I got my Tamiya Dark Impact kit today and am excited to start.....however when I got to the hobby shop just before close I was unable to find the TAMIYA INSTANT CEMENT specified in the kit as the glue.

I got some Revell Contacta Professional instead.

Is this the right glue or was I about to stuff the kit up?
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:54 AM
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I got my Tamiya Dark Impact kit today and am excited to start.....however when I got to the hobby shop just before close I was unable to find the TAMIYA INSTANT CEMENT specified in the kit as the glue.

I got some Revell Contacta Professional instead.

Is this the right glue or was I about to stuff the kit up?
You should get instant cement meant for gluing rubber tires (they will/should have it at the hobby store - just let them know what you need it for - any brand would do) - CA glue for tires are much thinner than general modeling glue. The Revell glue is meant for plastic parts - not sure how well it will work on rubber tires, but I believe it will be more difficult in any case to apply due to its greater viscosity.

Have fun assembling the kit!
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Don't use the Revell glue for the tires.

Indeed for the tires use CA. Does the manual mention any other use for the glue ? Let us know.
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I have read that the tamiya instant cement is basically superglue.

The use in the kit is for more than just the tyres but seems to be in only a few spots.

I think I will get some superglue just to be on the safe side.

Thanks for the help.
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