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Craftics #33 Thick Acrylic Cement

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We recommend #33 glue for all LITKO multi-part markers.

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Craftics #33 Thick Acrylic Cement

This is the best adhesive you can use for assembling our multi-part acrylic markers.

Dries clear and will not "fog" acrylic like thin CA can.

1.5-oz tube. Fast-setting high-strength, medium-bodied solvent cement. Bonds acrylics, Rigid PVC, styrene, butyrate, and polycarbonate to themselves and each other. As well as other plastics and porous surfaces. Fills small gaps and dries clear.


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Flammable, not available for International Shipment

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  1. Hard to use, but wonderful when you get the hang of it

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Feb 2018

    OK, I'll admit this stuff is thick and not super easy to use. That being said, I find it to be wonderful for several reasons. The first is that it sets up really fast. I can glue a miniature to a clear base, and within 5 seconds I can set it down without worrying about it falling over. It still takes a day or so to completely set, but it holds nicely. Also, because it hardens fairly quickly, you can use it for special effects, like drool in a monsters mouth, or slime, etc. Lastly, because it is thick, you can apply it without worrying about it dripping or moving around.

    I've found the best technique to be to have a push pin handy. Whenever the glue starts to glob over the nozzle, use a paper towel to pull off the glob, than use a push pin to poke inside the nozzle. This will let you get some fresh glue out without too much trouble. Put a dab of glue where you need it, than press the nozzle against the object and give it a push/twist before pulling away, which keeps the strings from forming as easily.

    I think the best thing going for this is how fast it starts to harden, so you can really move quickly from one object to the next, without having to hold things together and wait for them to dry.

  2. Too Thick - Difficult to Use

    Posted by JT on 11th Jan 2017

    I've purchased this Acrylic cement twice, and both times found the glue to be so thick, that it barely came out of the tube. It's like working with "Shoe Goo" only thicker. Once I got it to exit the tube, it was always a tacky blob that didn't apply well as it was already too dry for a good bond; pretty frustrating. I figured there had to be some similar acrylic cement out there that wasn't so thick, which would be easier to apply. I think I may have found it - SCIGRIP by Weld-On #16 medium bodied clear acrylic cement. It's about the same viscosity as testors plastic cement, or Slo-Zap super glue, only it won't dry to a frosty haze and ruin your acrylic (seriously don't use super glue!). With this acrylic cement, I can pour out a dab and use a toothpick to apply it where I need it without it running. It has a working time of about 5 minutes, takes a set soon after and then cures fully (clear) within 24 hours. So far it's working pretty well for me . So Litko, perhaps you could do your own testing with that product and potentially swap it out with this stuff.

  3. Best Option

    Posted by AJ Bedocs on 31st Jul 2014

    I recently purchased 2 multi-part sets. On the first, I used Loctite gel "super glue" as it always dried clear on other plastics ive used it on and this recommendee Craftics 33 on the second marker set.

    The Loctite dried clear at first and held quicker, but over night the glue had hazed the entire surface of the markers, visually ruining the set.

    The second set with the Craftics dried completely clear overnight. I used a toothpick to apply on the peg of upper part then underside of base once inserted; placed on wax paper to cure. There was some excess residue on the bottom of the markers After cured, but as its clear, its not noticeable when the markers are stood up during use.

    DO NOT USE CA GLUE AND RUIN YOUR MARKERS! Its not worth the risk considering the cost and time it takes to make the markers. If you pull the applicator
    (toothpick) away from surface quickly, it will snap the threads and any stray ones can be rubbed off right away.

  4. Good but messy

    Posted by Oscar on 13th Mar 2014

    PROS: excellent fixation.
    CONS: Nozzle too wide, it spreads too much glue, so too much glue is wasted. In addition, glue becomes dry quickly, so some tokens inevitably get dirty. And glue threads are annoying.

  5. Messy web silk

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Feb 2014

    I'm pretty sure Peter Parker invented this stuff for his webslingers. It leaves silk threads everywhere which are impossible to remove from the tokens because it sets so quickly. The nozzle is way too wide for the detail work of doing these tokens.

    I suggest Zap-A-Gap. It works very well. A single droplet bonds acrylic very well even though it's not an "acrylic cement". And it won't leave a mess everywhere. Works the best for the Litko tokens.

    We would still recommend the #33 cement over zap-a-gap or similar CA superglues because the #33 glue has no chance of "hazing" the glossy surface of the acrylic tokens. Using CA glue can cause a haze that is impossible to remove.

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