Canopy Glue "Formula 560" - Impressions

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Canopy Glue "Formula 560" - Impressions

Post by NCC1966 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:19 pm

I purchased this stuff on eBay and it arrived a couple weeks ago. The other day I finally got to use it to glue two transparent parts on one kit and it worked fine and turned transparent as expected. In short, it worked.

However seems to me that there is too much hype around the product. Right in the moment that I squeezed it out of the bottle I suspected that it was something already well known. I may be VERY wrong (although I doubt it) but it has the same texture, smell and behavior of white glue. It even does exactly the same way if you spread some in the palm of your hand, let it dry and then scrub it out with your thumb.

The only difference is that it seems to be a formulation slightly stronger than the regular glue used by kids in school. Actually it's almost identical to an "extra-strong" white glue that I use for handcraft (mine is thicker). Don't get me wrong, the product is good. It is just that it costed $10 plus shipping for a small 60ml bottle while the other one I have here costed me $7 for a huge 1Kg bottle in the hardware store the last time I bought it.

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So, if you are in need of a good glue for transparent parts it will work like a charm for you; just don't be fooled by all the whistles and bells and be warned that it is just a professional use formulation of the good old white glue. If you already have a strong white glue in home -- not that one your children use although I think that even this one will work fine too if the part to be glued won't suffer any stress -- go for it and save you $10. Plus shipping.

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Post by Tesral » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:21 am

What does it smell like? White glue is made from milk proteins, it has a distinctive odor.
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Re: Canopy Glue "Formula 560" - Impressions

Post by NCC1966 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:49 am

Tesral wrote:What does it smell like? White glue is made from milk proteins, it has a distinctive odor.
Smells like white glue for me.
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Post by Tesral » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:39 pm

The nose knows. White glue.

Which BTW has a lousy tack on plastic.
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Post by Greyryder » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:33 am

I use matte Modge Podge for my model railroad scenery. It looks, feels, and smells just like white glue. It does not dry like white glue. Where white glue dries hard and brittle, with an odd sheen, the Modge Podge dries somewhat flexible, not turning my ground foam into shards of glass. It also lacks white glue's sheen, and seems to be less prone to yellowing, over time.

Your canopy glue could be a similar adhesive to white glue, with many similar properties, but still different in some way that makes it better for what you need.

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Post by Tesral » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:16 am

Greyryder wrote:Where white glue dries hard and brittle, with an odd sheen,
What brand white glue are you using? I've never noticed the stuff drying "hard and brittle". I've used many a bottle as well.
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Post by Greyryder » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:02 am

Tesral wrote:
Greyryder wrote:Where white glue dries hard and brittle, with an odd sheen,
What brand white glue are you using? I've never noticed the stuff drying "hard and brittle". I've used many a bottle as well.
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Post by Tesral » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:40 am

And it is brittle? I've never seen that.
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Re: Canopy Glue "Formula 560" - Impressions

Post by NCC1966 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:59 am

Tesral wrote:And it is brittle? I've never seen that.
I confess I found it weird too. My white glues always dry flexible like a hard rubber.

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