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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Zip Kicker - Get Some Now!

I've been in this hobby for quite a few years now, and yet somehow there are days where I stumble upon something completely new to me.  This past Saturday, I was shocked and awed by the appearance of Zip Kicker in my life.  I'm guessing that most other people have run across the stuff, but somehow I had never run across it before. 

Anyway, Zip Kicker is an accelerator for super glues.  You put super glue down on one piece of a model and then spray the other piece that you want to connect.  When you put the two pieces together, there's an instant solid bond.  For someone who has been slowly gluing metal models together for years using small strips of green stuff, this is nothing short of miraculous. 

So my hobby tip of the day is to run over to your local store and pick some of this crazy stuff up.  If you haven't used it before, you'll thank me!


  1. Careful. I have found that using an accelerator makes the super glue bond more brittle. And thus easier to snap apart. and interestingly enough...water is an accelerator for super glue as well.

  2. I've heard that, and will definitely keep an eye on it. Thanks!