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AlphaAuriga 01-21-2009 09:17 PM

Synthetic Rubber Cement?
As I build my Tiger 1, the Tamiya instructions say to use Synthetic Rubber Cement.

What is this? Is that Shoe Goo? Can someone tell me a brand name product found here in the US?


shenlonco 01-21-2009 09:23 PM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
Try the Shoe Goo that stuff works wonders on most stuff i ever used it on.

lthump 01-22-2009 05:07 AM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
Hmmm , try poly styrene cement as an option . It melts the plastic together. Haven't built a tamiya tank so not 100% sure. Works on heng long.!!

AlphaAuriga 01-22-2009 07:23 AM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
The tamiya instructions specifies like 3 different cements. Standard polystyrene type, then a cryo type then the "SRC"... So, I'm thinking its different than one drop or the standard "testors" glue....

gigantohawk 01-22-2009 07:35 AM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
Hi AlphaAuriga...you're right it is different. Synthetic rubber glue is used to glue disimilar materials together i.e. metal to plastic.
On my Sherman I used it wherever Tamiya suggest and it worked fine i.e. Bogie assemblies, Oil reservoirs etc.
Here in England I bought the SRC in B&Q, it's a huge DIY store. It was in the adhesives section where you would find Loctite products, packaged in a tube and is clear in colour.

Hope this helps.


Jeff489 01-22-2009 02:18 PM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
I use Elmer's rubber cement. You'll find it an an office supply store or in the office supply section of a store. Not at a hobby shop. The reason its used is that it allows for a removal of the part you're installing.

Panther G 01-22-2009 03:47 PM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
You can also use the thread locker supplied with the kit. it works well as a cement on parts that need to be able to be taken apart at a future point.

smittyrob 01-22-2009 05:13 PM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
In the case of the Tamiya Tiger it's used to mate the braided feifel intake hoses to their plastic fittings.
I used rubberized contact cement.

SoulAssassin 01-22-2009 05:42 PM

RE: Synthetic Rubber Cement?
I also use Elmer's rubber cement. They also sell it in Home Depot and Lowe's.

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