This is a resin dedicated version widely acclaimed Flexy 5K. Thanks to its formulation this glue can be used for gluing demanding resin parts that require a lot of manipulation and extra strong bond. The formula of VMS Flexy 5K Resin is optimised for thermoplastics so you can also glue multimedia models no problem, resin to polystyrene bonds will be as durable resin to resin ones.
As the original Flexy 5K glue forms flexible bond that withstands much more punishment than classic brittle CA. This essentially means less accidentally lost parts and more productive and enjoyable work as there is much less need to reglue vulnerable parts. Extended open time (125% the standard CA) allows for good positioning of the parts.
You also will be able to glue tricky parts that produce tension. For best results prepare parts with VMS Styrene Cement (standard type) prior application of the actual CA glue.
What’s the best technique for precise application of the glue?
Dispense a portion of the glue on a piece of styrene, glass or a metal sheet, never on cardboard as it will absorb your glue. Have a 10 cm long piece of straight brass or steel wire ready, its Ø 0.5-1 mm. The wire will act as your renewable glue applicator. Dip the tip of a brass or steel wire in the blob and then touch it to a resin part or the model itself. Bring the parts together. That’s that! Now cut the tip of your applicator wire with your trusty modelling knife or better side cutters to start anew with a clean tip. Small parts can be held with tweezers and dipped in the blob without resorting to the wire.
Can the glue be used to bond resin to polystyrene (styrene)?
Yes, the formula of VMS Flexy 5K Resin is optimised for thermoplastics and you can glue multimedia models no problem.
I have dispensed a portion of the glue as per instruction, how long till it becomes useless?
A blob of glue is good about 45 minutes after it was dispensed. It gets thicker overtime. For best results and to conserve your glue dispense smaller blobs to always have a small amount of fresh glue at your disposal.
I have misaligned my resin part and want to reposition it!
Slide the tip of your hobby knife between the parts to separate them. Once the parts come apart scrub the remaining glue in the same manner, try sliding the tip between the glue remains and the part from the side, the glue will give in. Parts may need some sanding after the procedure. We didn’t recognise a need for debonder, Flexy 5k is modelling friendly.
I want to create a stronger resin to resin joint!
To make a better resin to resin joint simply sand and wipe the parts with VMS Styrene cement (standard type). If parts are smooth and even just wiping them will suffice. By doing so you will achieve the following:
remove finger grease and mould release agents (by wiping with VMS Styrene cement),
give the glue better adhesion thanks to the altered; extended surface (sanding).
Use 600 – 1000 grade paper and sand only the spots that will accept the glue.
There are problems with the joints I’ve created!
Fingerprints, mould release agents residue and uneven surfaces don’t help your cementing! Make sure you degrease and sand the more vulnerable parts. We advise degreasing resin parts with VMS Styrene Cement (standard type) which is a solvent blend and degreases better than basic chemicals.
What’s the shelf life of the glue?
Opened bottle can last 1 year no problem even if frequently used. Unopened easily 1.5 year and more provided it’s stored in a room temperature: around 20 °C, best temp. for storage is around 15 °C. Store in a dark place, avoid direct sunlight.