We recommend #33 glue for all LITKO multi-part markers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOTE FROM THE LITKO TEAM:
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.