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    Cracked 1040st top cover. I have that Testor's liquid weld stuff, I imagine I'd use that, and lay a strip of something in the channel in the rear for reinforcement. Just wondering what y'all were using. Maybe the regular testors in a tube is better?Screenshot_2018-06-12-22-16-04.jpgScreenshot_2018-06-12-22-17-44.jpg

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    My favorite plastic welding solvent is plain old MEK (methyl ethyl ketone), followed by Methylene Chloride (dichloromethane).

    You should be able to find MEK at just about any paint or hardware store, although some cities have banned under overreaching toxics regulation.

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    Is it worth it for me to have to find the stuff and spend ~10$ on a can? It's just a little split.

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    It's useful stuff for me--it's one of the few solvents that can clean polyurethane glue (AKA "gorilla glue") from your fingers

    There used to be a very good solvent cement for model builders called Tenax 7R (it's mostly dichloromethane). You might be able to find it locally at hobby shops.

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