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PVA Glue.
« on: January 13, 2020, 11:52:25 PM »
Hi All,

I was in ASDA this afternoon, and saw this .....



It was only £3.00 and seemed a bargain.

All best wishes

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 12:16:04 AM »
Gawd! Just be careful you don't pour it on your cornflakes!  ;D
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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 09:21:44 AM »
I've always been a fan of that well known brand 'brian clegg'.

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Looks like a good deal to me.
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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 09:34:17 AM »
The trouble with PVA is it can be watered down, and a lot of the childrens supplies are watered down versions. Until  you've bought a bottle and tried it you don't know how thick it is... It could be not much thicker than water..

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 10:11:24 AM »
Good find, although Iím not convinced gluing children is entirely legal ;)

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 10:18:30 AM »
Brian Clegg seem to do 3 versions- black label (modelling etc standard), blue label and red label, with the latter two adapted to be easily washable and used by kids. I'm not sure what is done to it though.
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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 10:23:23 AM »
Good find, although Iím not convinced gluing children is entirely legal ;)

Maybe it's like speeding, y'know, only illegal if you get caught.

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(I in no way condone the gluing of children. [Gaffer tape maybe...])

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 12:27:00 PM »
I tend to buy PVA in Pound shops and it works fine.  They also sell PVA in large bottles in places like B&Q.  Look forward to hear what this ASDA bargain is like.

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 02:27:14 PM »
Brian Clegg seem to do 3 versions- black label (modelling etc standard), blue label and red label, with the latter two adapted to be easily washable and used by kids. I'm not sure what is done to it though.
Some PVAs are waterproof when dried, I'm betting the childrens versions are not..

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2020, 02:35:24 PM »
Hi All,

I was in ASDA this afternoon, and saw this .....



It was only £3.00 and seemed a bargain.

I bought one of these a couple of months ago. I have not needed to use it yet, but, having just had a quick look, it does seem to be on the 'thick' side, as against being 'thin and runny'.
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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2020, 03:46:47 PM »
A while back I bought a variety of PVA called Cockpit glue, as used by aero modellers. It dries perfectly clear but not rock hard, enabling you to tentatively remove an item if needed.

Cockpit glue in a small bottle, a type of PVA, is eye wateringly expensive when compared to £3 for 2 litres in Asda. That said it has worked well for my coach building.

It would be really interesting to know how this incredibly cheap Asda PVA works in modelling scenarios.

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 03:48:48 PM »
A while back I bought a variety of PVA called Cockpit glue, as used by aero modellers. It dries perfectly clear but not rock hard, enabling you to tentatively remove an item if needed.

Cockpit glue in a small bottle, a type of PVA, is eye wateringly expensive when compared to £3 for 2 litres in Asda. That said it has worked well for my coach building.

It would be really interesting to know how this incredibly cheap Asda PVA works in modelling scenarios.

Also known as canopy glue. I use it to semi permanently couple rakes of troublesome trucks.

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2020, 04:25:37 PM »
They have a range of PVA as previously stated including a 'clear' pva and colour tints to add to it... that might be interesting for something or other...  :smiley-laughing:

https://www.brianclegg.co.uk/education/toys/adhesive

They also state this on the blue pva page

" With excellent bonding properties and versatility of use, Blue Label is ideal for nursery or primary education. Blue Label contains a high percentage of a water dispersible ingredient used in 'bio films' and this therefore is the most eco-friendly PVA product in the Brian Clegg product range."

Wondering if the 'bio films' thing might be useful/not useful for ballasting use?

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2020, 04:28:26 PM »
Aren't 'bio films' the sort of thing Sir David Attenborough does...?  ;D

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Re: PVA Glue.
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2020, 05:13:08 PM »
Hi All,

I used some today to see what it as like.

It was not as runny as I thought, and I tried it on static grass, flock, and ballast and it worked fine using it as a base glue, then diluting some to spray on as a sealer. :thumbsup:

It is not waterproof though, and does re-activate if it gets wet again, so is great if you need to remove anything later, like putting a road through a grassed area.

All best wishes

Kevin

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