VMS Flexy 5K Resin: Glue resin as if it was styrene!

No matter if you are building a full resin model or just want to add some resin details such as an engine Flexy 5K Resin is your kind of glue! Forming a better flexible bond with unparalleled adhesive force Flexy 5k will ensure a successful project, resin glues just as easy as polystyrene!

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Flexy 5k Resin will cement even wast resin constructions with unparalleled bond durability !

Flexible CA bond!

Have you ever lost or have to re-glue some model parts during painting or weathering or maybe just by accident why manipulating your model? If so this glue is for you! Flexible bond created with Flexy 5k  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 more vulnerable resin parts such as suspensions, road wheels and other tricky parts. 

1.25x manipulation time

Extended open time of our photo etch glue (125% the standard CA) allows for good positioning of resin parts. You will also be able to glue tricky parts  that produce tension. Dispensed glue is "live" for over 45 minutes!

Polystyrene compatible

The formula of VMS Flexy 5K Resin is optimised for thermoplastics so you can glue multimedia models no problem, resin to polystyrene bonds will be durable. 

VMS Flexy Resin PRODUCT SUMMARY
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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.  

Combine with: resin to resin

Recommended techniques: Apply with wire

Available volumes: 20 gr dropper bottle

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Flexy 5k Resin FAQ

What's the best technique for precise application of the glue?

 

Dispense a portion of photo-etch 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 PE 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. 

 

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 a model 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. PS may need some sanding after the procedure. You can also use VMS Debonder. 

 

There are problems with the joints I've created!

Fingerprints and any other residue don't help your cementing! Make sure you degrease surfaces and sand the more difficult metal parts if necessary to remove brass patina and/or dip coatings. Degreasing can be conducted with simple dish washing fluid for plastic parts. Metal and resin can be degreased with dish washing fluid but you can also use more aggressive chemicals such as acetone which evaporates very quickly and requires no drying. We advise you degrease metal parts with VMS Styrene Cement (standard type) which is a solvent blend and degreases better than basic chemicals (pure acetone), you can also use VMS Universal weathering carrier. 

What's the shelf life of the glue?

Opened bottle can last 6-8 months (often longer if you take good care of it, tightly capped low storage temperature, darkness), this depends on glue variant (thinner glues can be stored for longer) and storage conditions. Unopened bottle will be good for 12-18 months depending on glue type, provided it's stored in a room temperature: around 18-20 °C, best temp. for storage is  5-15 °C. Store in a dark place, avoid direct sunlight. Can be stored in a fridge to extend shelf life but can't be frozen! 

My glue bottle contents seem low?

Yes, that's no mistake, all bottles are filled at around 2/3 of their capacity. The amount of glue will last an average modeller a 1.5-2 years. After that time it's a advised to acquire a new bottle due to the glue ageing. 

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VMS Flexy 5K resin glue

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