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Old 08-12-2020, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by tbzep
They have a fairly light solvent smell, but to be honest, to me it is a pleasant smell. I happen to like the smell of many solvents like acetone, fresh gasoline, good lacquer thinner, classic Hoppes #9, etc. so maybe I'm not a good person to ask about that. CA doesn't smell good to me and the vapor sort of attacks the moist membrane in my nose and eyes.

Moist. I like the reaction that sometimes elicits.
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Old 08-12-2020, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tbzep
Once you try any of these you will never touch CA or anything from Testors' for ABS again!

To me, Testors is useless for ABS. Plastruct or Tenax is the only stuff I use for the molded plastic that comes from China. Have no idea about the printed ABS. I'm just now thinking about getting a printer.
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Old 08-12-2020, 12:22 PM
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For plastic to cardboard Bob Smith Industries makes Plastic-Cure CA. It comes in a small bottle with a brush attached to the lid. It is thicker than what you would normally think of as CA. For me, the odor is not overpowering. This is the best stuff I have found for plastic to cardboard. Beacon Fabric-Tac works as well. It’s a little stringy and gooey but, dries fine, just more time.
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Old 08-12-2020, 02:27 PM
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If one does not like organic solvent aromas, one would think they reek to high heaven.
I find most liquid cement aromas pleasant, like I find Lacquer/Dope.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the info. It is not so much a matter of like as cannot tolerate. I have worked with a lot of solvents over the years and I also enjoy the smell to be honest. Maybe all that beautyrate dope in the early days that started the trouble. Anyway, thanks.

Oh, and when the instructions say plenty of ventilation or wear a mask, you should listen...
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