Discussion in 'Modeling Tips' started by timothy_cannon, Jan 28, 2020.
What have you found to be the best way to attach (glue) brass or white metal to styrene? Thank you!
I'll second that!
If you can, rough up both surfaces before gluing with C/A. I usually score a cross-hatch in both pieces with a hobby knife.
I use a 50/50 mix of Barge Cement and MEK. Apply the mix to the metal part and allow a minute or two to set. Place the metal part on the styrene part and, using a needle applicator, flow a small amount of MEK around the edges. The MEK dissolves the styrene and Barge Cement, bonding them together. Been doing this about 20 years now and have not had a part fall off or loosen. BTW, check out my forum, The Diesel Detailer (dieseldetailer.proboards.com).
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