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To glue or not to glue...

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I built a mosaic (MOC-24161) that will be on permanent display and I'm bouncing back and forth on whether to glue it or not. I can foresee this being moved around occasionally but 99% of the time it will be hung on a wall. It's that 1% that I worry about pieces falling off, especially around the edge where the pieces are not locked in place.

 

Any thoughts?

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Not glue, so the parts can be recycled into something else the day the mosaic isn't wanted anymore.

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I do have a question: What glue would be "best" for such a purpose?

Is there a reversibility factor involved in the choice as well?

 

Asking "for a friend" ;)

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For reversibility I would go with something like a school glue, e.g. Elmer's. It won't be super strong but it should hold a model together and you can simply wash it off with warm water.

For a more permanent approach you can use super glue. It'll definitely hold but, in theory, you can clean the glue off with a de-bonder.

If you want it non-reversable then you can fuse the pieces together with a solvent such as M.E.K.

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Great to know! Thanks for the reply! That's something for me to keep in mind if I want to build something fairly big that can withstand transport to and from somewhere.

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