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johnintecumseh

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11-25-2014 10:16 PM

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‘Tis that time again LJ’s. I have a question : how do you glue a mini bird to its perch on a mini turned bird house ?? these birds are made of polystyrene. thanks for the help. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling


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#1 posted 11-25-2014 11:37 PM

John, I have done this in the past. I used some of that “Shoe Goo” stuff they sell in Home Hardware. It does come in a clear, and can be a bit messy. But it will work.
Other than that, you might try some thick cyano. I didn’t have much luck with that.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 11:54 PM

I use thick ca glue. I sand the perch to bear wood & put a blob of ca glue. Then I spray the base of the bird with accelerator & stick it on the perch. I hold it for 30-60 seconds until the glue sets up. After the glue is dry, I add some more ca glue to the connection to reinforce it. Initially I had a few birds come loose but I haven’t lost any since I have been adding the reinforcing.

Jim

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#3 posted 11-26-2014 12:48 AM

Thick CA

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 11-26-2014 12:46 PM

The only problem I see with CA would be the polystyrene, that will melt with CA. would it not ?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 11-26-2014 02:35 PM

Never tried gluing a polystyrene bird onto a perch. Can only guess polyurethane, (gorilla glue) hot glue, will work gluing polystyrene but not sure for how long.

Have glued mini feathered birds on a perch with CA & Titedbond glue. Have had to re-glue after normal hanging. I stopped buying those mini birds because of glue problems and some birds suffer color fading. Now just turn an egg to put inside the bird house. When you shake the house it rattles and gets the attention of small kids and old men!

-- Bill

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#6 posted 11-26-2014 08:44 PM

Hey LJs thanks for the advise. Brian.. do you mean Goop ?? I will be checking polystyrene site for more advise and will pass it on to all. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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#7 posted 11-27-2014 01:06 PM

John….. Goop would be about the same thing I believe.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 11-27-2014 08:35 PM

Hey LJs thanks for all the help…Brian I just found a wrapper for Goop..it says Not for polystyrene. Do you have a brand name for what you used ?? I am trying Gorila all purpose results Friday. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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#9 posted 11-28-2014 01:52 PM

http://www.thistothat.com/

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#10 posted 11-28-2014 10:03 PM

Final note LJs… Gorilla works and Brian’s Shoo Goo also. little birdies are hard to clamp . early Merry Christmas to all. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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