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What are Resins?

There are both natural resins and manufactured resins.  Various natural resins come from trees: different trees, different resins.  Historically, resins have been used in such things as lacquers and varnishes by the ancient Egyptians and Chinese.  Some were used for various kinds of aroma therapy and sometimes even for other healing qualities.

A couple of more commonly known resins are frankincense and myrrh, (these being gifts brought to baby Jesus in the story of his birth).  They are known for their healing properties.

For thousands of years, practitioners of traditional medicine have valued frankincense and myrrh for their potent healing properties:resin figurine

“Myrrh and frankincense have had spiritual significance since ancient times and they also were adopted as medicines for physical ailments.”

http://www.itmonline.org/arts/myrrh.htm

In 2600 BC, the Egyptians used at type of resin for embalming mummies: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egyptians-created-mummies-thousand-years-earlier-thought-180970052/

 

Usually starting off as a liquid, they cure to a solid or hard material.  A polymer resin would be seen to create a clear, glossy coating on furniture.  It stays clear, is very hard and durable and it protects the surface of your furniture against moisture, dirt and grease.

Molds are used to make epoxy resin gun stocks.  If you have the proper mold, you can fashion almost anything from epoxy resin.  

Miniatures such as Warhammer have been made from resin.  Warhammer and other miniatures are also, depending on the manufacturer, can also be made from metal or plastic.  

I hear often when people are trying to repair their Warhammer miniatures, questions or comments like below. These comments and questions are from various forums:

‘…some types of cyanoacrylates are horrible…’  

‘…the [glue] i’ve been using comes apart in the middle of a board game…’

“I'm assembling a handful of resin figures from Raging Heroes, and using [cyanoacrylate], I believe) and it's horrible. It simply won't dry, and the figures won't stay together.”

“Those of you with experience with resin, how do you build them?!? What glue do you use?”

“I don't think I'll ever buy another resin model after this experience. These figures are beautiful, very fine and delicate, but they'd never last 2 minutes on any sort of battlefield or game board!”

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1690864/gluing-resin

Most of these situations can be easily handled with Mister Glue either on its own or in conjunction with Mister Glue’s Accelerator/Activator.  We have repaired warhammernumerous types of resin Warhammer figurines, some with one, some with both and all are still firmly bonded.  Experiment, if you have to, with a couple of pieces but once it sets up, there will be no problems in having it come apart.  

The reason for Mister Glue not deteriorating over time, once glued, is the distillation process.  One of the things that makes a lot of cyanoacrylates go brittle or fall apart is the solvents present in the product.  Super Glue and Crazy Glue are notorious for this.  Tubes of super glues can dry out quickly after one use.  As soon as the solvents are exposed to air they start to go.   Mister Glue has been distilled several times to remove all traces of solvent.  

Resin dolls

“Resin dolls are first modelled from clay, set into a mold and then cast using synthetic resin, which is often easier to paint than dolls made with vinyl. Resin feels like porcelain but is less brittle.”  Resin Dolls

Manufacturing Warhammer or resin dolls or doll houses is fairly straight forward. Repairing a broken resin doll can be trickier.  A benefit of using Mister Glue is that it requires a tight fit.  The closer the two pieces are bonded together, the better the bond.  So, when you are repairing a doll or porcelain dish or ceramic plate that is in more than two pieces, it will be much easier.  If, for example, you have three or more pieces that you want to glue together, if you have left the minutest extra space between the first three pieces that you have glued together, then that forth or fifth piece just won’t fit!  

a super glue for resinPlan your sequence of putting it all back together and make sure all dust and dirt is cleaned.  And if you have the tightest fit possible with Mister Glue, that last piece should fit very nicely.  

There are many different types of resin.  Some resins will bond better with just the glue, some better with Activator/Accelerant. One or two experiments will tell you pretty quickly. Some will set more quickly than others as well. Meaning that some pieces you will be able to hold for 10 seconds and they are done and others you may have to hold for more than 30 seconds. 

Leave any glue that has squeezed out to partially dry then scrape off gently with a sharp edge. If you wipe with a cloth while wet, it will smear.  And you may leave behind some of the cloth.  More problems!

One other caution of sorts is the really, really tiny parts being glued end to end.  Mister Glue will not fill gaps and when you are putting two tiny ends together there may not be enough surface area to get a good bond.  

Random stuff:  As Mister Glue will bond unlike materials, you can if you want glue other things to the resin.  You could easily bond metal or wood to a flat resin surface. 

Chips and Cracks

If you have repaired your resin doll and are left with some chips or holes along the seams and don’t have a proper filler, you can use baking soda.  Place some powder in the spot and add a couple of drops of glue.  You will have to sand or scrape smooth. Once you have smoothed this out, you can reality paint over it.  

So, short answer, yes, Mister Glue will bond resin!

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