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Having proper ventilation when using toxic chemicals is a must. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I use it Super sweet six teen it smells better and hopefully is healthier vlue the alternative. Recommendations for you. Member since July From: Ozarks of Arkansas. Posted by galaxy on Monday, December 13, AM. There are foam safe CA's, those are also supposed to be good for folks that are allergic to the stuff. Duck Fink. The stuff that makes glue work like Tolulene is also what makes it more toxic. I Model glue non toxic appreciated the blue tube cement when it was available as a child.

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Sometimes, it will come with a special applicator consisting of a thin plastic tube, but even with this it can be difficult to apply the right amount without it running everywhere. LOL Gip Winecoff. San dick have come to Hot blonde bikini milf mature conclusion that they are right. Posted by New to Model Railroading on Monday, December 13, PM I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to answer my question, and the kind manner in which everyone approached it. If you touch it with your finger or towel it will Model glue non toxic your fingerprint or texture of the towel into the plastic. Glue something together with CA and you can reverse the process by using a CA debonder. After long and careful thought, they have convinced me. At Model glue non toxic top is the traditional form of epoxy adhesive in two separate tubes of hardener and adhesive. COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: Search. Member since July From: west of houston. Revell Poly glue was used. In Our Store.

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By modelcars87 , June 8, in General. I was recently hospitalized as I got sick from testors red tube glue fumes and spent some time in the ER and a nearly two month recovery still am recovering a bit, though much better now than I was.

Anyways, just wondering if there are any alternatives to the toxic glues? I've tried weldbond, but it doesn't really work too well. It seems all of the non toxic ones just don't really hold strong. I also tried the testors non-toxic but it doesn't hold as well either. I've been making sure to check the MSDS sheets for any glue, and most have some type of warning with them.

Would there happen to be any safe alternatives out there? Is tacky glue any good for holding a model car together? Trying to use the toxic glues is not an option for me as I have pretty much been told by the doctors "stay away from them, and if you work at a job that uses them - quit and find a new job". Unfortunately, pretty much any glue that actually works , whether "model glue," super glue, epoxy, or liquid cement, will have toxic chemicals in it.

That's why they work! If a glue is labeled as "non-toxic," you can pretty much bet that it won't work on styrene plastic. I remember years ago trying to assemble a model with the No-tox glue they had. Was it Testors? Anyway, it was darn near impossible to put a model together using that junk. I agree. I tried using the stuff and when I was building a kit, it just didn't stick. It took a really long time too. It was hard to use. I tried using weldbond, but it just didn't work either. Is there a safe epoxy out there?

Just wondering if you glued things in a paint both if it would help. This would just have a fan that pulls away the bad fumes better than in a room. Is it the fumes you have a problem with or is it the glue on your hands.

I think you may have to find a new hobby. Also, I'm really into a lot of the star wars kits, and those are either snap or require a small amount of glue that non-toxic kinds can hold.

Just wondering if there's any glue out there I can use that's safe. Fortunately for me, lucky to be alive so can't play around with the dices again by trying the glue again in different circumstances, so won't be able to use any of the toxic glues. I agree with Andy. If the glue fumes affect you that much, you're not going to find a suitable alternative.

It's either snap kits only, or a different hobby. I would assume paints would bother you too. Just wear an effective respirator while working on your models if you want them to stay together! Actually, don't really have any issues with those, though I have become more mindful of those and read the MSDS so I switched brands.

In a way, this was a good thing. It gives me the opportunity to look into exactly what I am working with and I am able to take precautionary measures to protect myself MSDS before I before anything. And, I'm no longer doing damage to my body as a result of using glue. I saw the poison signs, and warning labels, but really I didn't think much of and I used the stuff for a while without any issues until one day I felt like I was going to collapse and die and was sent to the ER uncontrollably shaking unable to comprehend much of anything.

On the opposite side, can't really use any of the stuff I was using that got me sick which stinks because the testors red tube was the best.

It held everything together fine, it was quick, no waiting time or nothing. There are foam safe CA's, those are also supposed to be good for folks that are allergic to the stuff. How about limonene glue? Supposed to be made with citrus extract and non-toxic, but you will need to double check the label.

I have not tried the ones from Tamiya or Mr. Are you sensitive to the specific chemical used in the Testors red tube or it is a general chemical sensitivity?

BTW always thought the tube was orange. Looks like Testors uses Toluene and mustard oil as the main ingredients. All model glues are likely going to include hazardous chemicals but maybe there is something out there that won't have the same kind of impact on your body.

If Testors orange tube glue made you sick then paint will also unless your brushing acrylic. I can hardly smell the orange tube glue. You may have to find another or build snap kits. Paint may not bee good for you if its acrylic, better ask your doctor. Mustard oil is kissin' cousin to mustard gas, and anyone who's studied warfare or history broadly speaking, knows what that can cause.

And I'd suggest trying other glues. Testors liquid cement does not have mustard in it, as I recall, and works well. Nor does Tamiya. Testors clear parts cement has a solvent that seems to hold fairly well, and doesn't stink too badly. I'm not sure what's in it, though. Ventilation, ventilation, ventilation. If you are that sensative, a respirator and a fan blowing will help alot. ALL solvent glues have a "use adequate ventilation" warning, and if you were "uncontrollably shaking" as you say, you must have got a massive dose of the stuff, unless you're hyper-sensitive.

Adequate ventilation means, to me Concentrating the vapors in a bag and inhaling is the glue-sniffer's trick, idiotic, and apparently you got an inadvertent glue-high. Some applied common sense is necessary when using ANY chemical, weather it's Clorox, ammonia cleaners, or even Windex. Maybe wooden models like ships or aircraft would be a safer alternative for you if you have interest in those subjects.

Wood models can be built with water-soluble PVA glues which are very low in toxicity. The mustard oil in Testors tube glue is an additive that causes watering in the mucous membranes, the idea is to discourage glue sniffers by making it so uncomfortable you can't do it long enough to get a high.

I assume that since they're non-toxic, they don't actually melt and "weld" the plastic together, but just stay on the surface. So how strong is the bond? Comparable to "regular" liquid cement? You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Paste as plain text instead. Only 75 emoji are allowed. Display as a link instead.

Clear editor. Upload or insert images from URL. General Search In. Alternatives to toxic glues? Reply to this topic Start new topic. Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Recommended Posts. Posted June 8, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Harry P. Epoxy has more fumes to me. Posted June 8, edited. High octane. Or maybe you could just use masking tape, no? If your inhaling fumes.

Could you use a respirator. Edited June 9, by my80malibu. Posted June 9, Posted June 9, edited. Edited June 9, by JohnU. You aren't supposed to eat the glue. What about good old super glue? Joe Handley.

I can't lay my hands on it right now, but I think that it is supposed to about glue anything to anything together. Posted by galaxy on Monday, December 13, AM. CA comes in a variety of consistencies…water thin and jello-like thick, as well as fast and slow-curing formulas. A tube of model cement is inexpensive and can be purchased at most hobby, craft and hardware stores. And, when it is unavoidable, I will give Aleene's Tacky glue a try. Posted by dubix88 on Thursday, July 29, PM HEY, First i would like to say that in my experience, the blue tube tends to dry slow, dry weak, and it just doesnt have the effect of the good stuff. You should be using polystyrene glue.

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Order Ascending Order Descending. New to Model Railroading Member since October, 26 posts. Member since April, , posts. Using CA is no solution, either. Reply Edit. Member since August, From: S. Adirondacks, NY 3, posts. Posted by modelmaker51 on Monday, December 13, AM. CA and. Thank you again, Jules. Lived in seven countries, now live in Sundown, Louisiana 25, posts.

Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, December 13, AM. Member since July, From: upstate NY 9, posts. Posted by galaxy on Monday, December 13, AM. Seems to me it also has little if any smell.

Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary. HO and N Scale. Member since December, From: Pa. Paul 11, posts. Posted by wjstix on Monday, December 13, AM. Mister Mikado. Member since September, posts.

Member since February, posts. Posted by pike on Monday, December 13, AM. Member since January, From: US 1, posts.

Posted by cmrproducts on Monday, December 13, PM. I usually only glue one joint at a time - to keep the fumes at a minimum. Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, December 13, PM. Posted by galaxy on Monday, December 13, PM. Member since December, From: Louisville posts. Posted by dbduck on Monday, December 13, PM. Users Online. Search the Community. Model Railroader Newsletter See all. Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, December 13, AM The only plastic model cement I know of that's non-toxic is Testor's model cement in the blue tube.

Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, December 13, AM The bad thing about Gorilla glue is that it foams up and expands as it dries. Posted by wjstix on Monday, December 13, AM I know for many folks model railroading is a seasonal "cold weather" hobby, but in my case I tend to do a lot of my model train work in the summer.

Stix Reply. Mister Mikado Member since September, posts. Posted by Mister Mikado on Monday, December 13, AM I use white glue because it dries clear and I can neatly shave the excess off after it dries which is fairly quick. Rob Reply. Posted by pike on Monday, December 13, AM since the medical condition is the reason this question was asked, I am assuming it is an inhalation issue.

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I'm back with yet another question. Please forgive my very act of posting it, as I have found a number of threads discussing this topic. I also admit some reluctance in posting this question as, in the previous threads a number of people have mocked the OP and suggested that they should find a new hobby such as "doing nothing. Any suggestions? All of them need to be solvent-based to be effective and all of them are recommended to be used in well-vented areas only.

The only feasible recommendation I see is to stay away from plastic kits and go for wood or cast plaster kits, such as offered from DowntownDeco. This would be true of pretty much all the adhesives we use. Now as to direct inhaltion, that can be helped by keeping a fan going by the work area, but it won't eliminate the problem. CA superglues would fall into this catagory. You could try Aleene's Tacky glue.

It's water based and is pretty grabby. I have never glued a plastic building together with it, but anything I have glued with it has stayed stuck. You could try it on a small kit. You would probably have to clamp things well and leave them untill the glue is fully dry. There are faster setting versions of Aleenes' Tacky glue you could try.

While I had hoped for a "magic panacea" in the form of a bonding agent that would be truly non-toxic, I appreciate your thoughtful consideration of my question. I think that the best bet for my health and more importantly that of my wife, I will use non-plastic kits where at all possible.

And, when it is unavoidable, I will give Aleene's Tacky glue a try. The only plastic model cement I know of that's non-toxic is Testor's model cement in the blue tube. I don't use it anymore myself because it takes a while to set. But as far as I know it doesn't have any fumes that would be harmful to you. I use the Testor;s cement in the red tube and I'm less than three feet from an electric heater.

Haven't had a mishap yet. Aleenes tacky could work. They may also have other non toxic plastics glues that we as modelers have overlooked. ASk there. There is also something called "gorilla glue" that is supposed to bond very well. I can't lay my hands on it right now, but I think that it is supposed to about glue anything to anything together. I could be wrong maybe only for wood. After long and careful thought, they have convinced me. I have come to the conclusion that they are right. The aliens did it.

CA is perfectly fine. Testors and various other manufacturers make a non-toxic "green glue" which is based off a citrus compound. It is still a solvent, but not nearly as strong as MEK Testors. It comes in both brush and bottle form. The bad thing about Gorilla glue is that it foams up and expands as it dries.

Anything you put together with it must be well clamped until the glue is dry. Then you have the task of removing the excess that bubbled out. I know for many folks model railroading is a seasonal "cold weather" hobby, but in my case I tend to do a lot of my model train work in the summer. Where I live it can be very cold for about half the year, so I try to finish up projects that need spray painting or a lot of gluing like structure kits, freight cars, etc.

In the winter if I do any projects, it's generally things like scenery work, wiring, tracklaying etc. Maybe setting up a schedule something like that would help?? I use white glue because it dries clear and I can neatly shave the excess off after it dries which is fairly quick.

Only trouble is you can't apply a lot of pressure to the part or it will break off, but I've learned to handle those areas carefully. I've glued heavy weights to the inside of a boiler or freight car with white glue and they dry pretty darn solid, even suspended upside-down in a steam dome.

Also if you want to remove or re-position a part just pop it off, dab the surfaces clean with a wet q-tip and start over. If that is the case, how about using a spray booth that vents to the outside. This can take all of the fumes away and provide you with a nicely lit work area at the same time. These alow for very minute amounts of glue to be dispensed which will cut down drasticaly on the fume issue.

With the very small tip - it will place only small quanities of MEK into a joint and there are very little fumes. You could use a small fan to provide a little air flow so the fumes will net concentrate around the model.

DigitalGriffin Testors and various other manufacturers make a non-toxic "green glue" which is based off a citrus compound. I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to answer my question, and the kind manner in which everyone approached it. I will have to read over all of your suggestions and discuss the best approach to be taken with my wife. Check out our. Login or Register. Latest Headlines. Popular Topics. Model Railroading Tools.

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CA and. Thank you again, Jules. Lived in seven countries, now live in Sundown, Louisiana 25, posts. Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, December 13, AM. Member since July, From: upstate NY 9, posts.

Posted by galaxy on Monday, December 13, AM. Seems to me it also has little if any smell. Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary. HO and N Scale. Member since December, From: Pa. Paul 11, posts. Posted by wjstix on Monday, December 13, AM. Mister Mikado. Member since September, posts. Member since February, posts.

Posted by pike on Monday, December 13, AM. Member since January, From: US 1, posts. Posted by cmrproducts on Monday, December 13, PM. I usually only glue one joint at a time - to keep the fumes at a minimum. Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, December 13, PM. Posted by galaxy on Monday, December 13, PM. Member since December, From: Louisville posts. Posted by dbduck on Monday, December 13, PM.

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