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#1 Scotty_M

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 03:24 PM

Does anyone know? ...particularly for an M70 casing.

 



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 03:28 PM

I'm guessing maybe high-impact polystyrene?  (HIPS)



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

I'm guessing maybe high-impact polystyrene? (HIPS)


I agree, and if you want the best glue in the world try testors model master liquid cement .I use it to glue broken boxes and its awesome.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

I have been using 2-part plasti-weld, but it's messy and wasteful.  The vapors are probably toxic too lol



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 02:56 AM

I would say it's ABS which is pretty tough. Can be welded with a soldering iron or heat gun. I use the superglue with primer to keep it neat and tidy.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

I'm guessing maybe high-impact polystyrene?  (HIPS)

 

Yeah, polystyrene and ABS make up 99% of it. Sometimes you can see a resin mark, like these I saw inside some recent teardowns.

 

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