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    Can you glue styrene to it? If so what glue would I need along with PVC pipe glue? Thanks in advance!

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    I don't use PVC pipe glue for it, but i guess it would probably work.

    I use medium thick CA glue from the hobby shop for most everything.
    Glueing komacel to komacel, styrene to komacel, and komacel to wood.

    Works great and is quick. Best if you roughen up the surfaces a bit with sandpaper.
    Last edited by Headquake; 04-13-2014 at 02:44 PM.

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    Ok thanks a lot! I found some sintra PVC on eBay, I think it is the same stuff

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    Harborsales.net has Komatex for a really good price and shipping is not bad. I ordered some 4mm and will order some 1mm and 2mm soon.

    4 x 8 sheet they will custom cut additional for $3.47. I had mine all cut to 2' x 2'. Figured easier storage

    Dennis

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    You can get Komacel and just about any other kind of expanded PVC foam at Laird plastics. They're all over Canada and the U.S. http://www.lairdplastics.ca/product/brands/komacel

    Click on the locations link to find one near you.

    Edit to say I have nothing to do with Laird Plastics other than having bought Sintra from them a couple of times in the past.
    Last edited by tossedman; 09-28-2014 at 03:02 PM. Reason: Disclaimer added
    Cheers eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headquake View Post
    I don't use PVC pipe glue for it, but i guess it would probably work.

    I use medium thick CA glue from the hobby shop for most everything.
    Glueing komacel to komacel, styrene to komacel, and komacel to wood.

    Works great and is quick. Best if you roughen up the surfaces a bit with sandpaper.
    Being a newbie at this, what is CA as a bonding agent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headquake View Post
    I don't use PVC pipe glue for it, but i guess it would probably work.

    I use medium thick CA glue from the hobby shop for most everything.
    Glueing komacel to komacel, styrene to komacel, and komacel to wood.

    Works great and is quick. Best if you roughen up the surfaces a bit with sandpaper.
    Being a newbie at this, what is CA as a bonding agent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkGTZ View Post
    Being a newbie at this, what is CA as a bonding agent?
    Hey,

    CA stands for family of cyanoacryllates, bonding agents what are used in many everyday and modelling glues like super/instant glues, Zap-a-gap, Revell Contacta etc etc. Has strong and very solvent-like smell and will spoil clear plastic parts. When still soft, may be cleaned with acetone.

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    Old thread but a bit of information about the safety of Sintra/Komacel. Don't burn it. PVC will burn in the presence of supported combustion, and will emit hydrogen chloride gas, benzene, water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and smoke. When hydrogen chloride gas comes in contact with moisture, it forms hydrochloric acid, which is corrosive and can cause irritation and burns. Just a hint, the inside of your lungs are moist. Don't breathe it.
    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    The lesson here is donít burn your trucks!
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