Jump to content


Photo

Using Superglue Instead Of Hotglue


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Scaramanga

Scaramanga

    X-S Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 630 posts
  • Xbox Version:v1.4

Posted 02 September 2004 - 08:46 PM

I don't have a hot glue (thought I did but appearantly it wasn't mine).
Anyhow, can I use superglue for the 8 leds under the jewel
and for the jewel itself?
I'll wrap the connections with some tape, so that shouldn't be a problem
but would it stick well?

#2 dirtytricks

dirtytricks

    X-S Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 268 posts
  • Location:Arizona
  • Xbox Version:v1.0

Posted 02 September 2004 - 08:48 PM

i wouldnt. superglue likes to do weird stuff sometimes. id just go to walmart or something and spend 5 bucks on a hot glue gun. and use model glue or something for the jewel.

...dont use superglue.

Edited by dirtytricks, 02 September 2004 - 08:48 PM.


#3 lowsodium

lowsodium

    X-S X-perience

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 451 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 02 September 2004 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (Scaramanga @ Sep 2 2004, 09:49 PM)
I don't have a hot glue (thought I did but appearantly it wasn't mine).
Anyhow, can I use superglue for the 8 leds under the jewel
and for the jewel itself?
I'll wrap the connections with some tape, so that shouldn't be a problem
but would it stick well?

Use Electronic grade silicon. Holds extremely well, is flexible and removable if need be. That is much better then any glue.

Silicon is holding my LCD and control boards to the top of my box. Molds nicely around any contour and discipates heat better then glue will. If Pamela Anderson has held her chest together this many years (alot of heavy usage I am sure) with the shit, it will hold your little leds no problem.

Edited by lowsodium, 02 September 2004 - 09:14 PM.


#4 bleugh

bleugh

    X-S Hacker

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,175 posts
  • Location:wales, UK
  • Interests:tinkering..........and flogging stuff on ebay<br>
  • Xbox Version:v1.1

Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:24 AM

super glue hasnt got the consistency, it's too thin!

buy a hot glue gun and glue, they're less than a fiver here in the UK, should be under $10 in the US

#5 catgut

catgut

    X-S Senior Member

  • XS-BANNED
  • PipPip
  • 222 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk

Posted 03 September 2004 - 04:26 PM

Another vote for not using superglue. The first jewel I ever did, I used superglue.

It caused hazing anywhere it touched the jewel, and even where it didn't touch, vapors from the superglue evaporating hazed the jewel. Big mess.

#6 Crypty

Crypty

    X-S Genius

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 766 posts

Posted 03 September 2004 - 05:02 PM

Superglue and plastic dont mix well. Sure it bonds nice but it will leave a white crust all over your stuff that will not come off.

#7 basso4735

basso4735

    X-S Freak

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,883 posts
  • Location:MA
  • Xbox Version:v1.6
  • 360 version:v1 (xenon)

Posted 03 September 2004 - 05:08 PM

for the jewel attachment i used the radioshack all purpose adhesive, barely noticable, and seems to hold great. for the leds def a hot glue gun

#8 ShastaO

ShastaO

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 121 posts

Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (bleugh @ Sep 3 2004, 04:27 AM)
they're less than a fiver here in the UK, should be under $10 in the US

Cheaper than that, even. The last hot glue gun I bought was for $2 at Wal-Mart, plus a 100-pack of sticks for $3.

#9 dcmander

dcmander

    X-S Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 264 posts
  • Xbox Version:v1.5

Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE (lowsodium @ Sep 2 2004, 10:14 PM)
Use Electronic grade silicon. Holds extremely well, is flexible and removable if need be. That is much better then any glue.

Silicon is holding my LCD and control boards to the top of my box. Molds nicely around any contour and discipates heat better then glue will. If Pamela Anderson has held her chest together this many years (alot of heavy usage I am sure) with the shit, it will hold your little leds no problem.

On Howard Stern she said she used the other kind, not silicon. smile.gif

=\ =P

#10 cueball13

cueball13

    X-S Messiah

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,010 posts

Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:59 PM

The other kind is saline.

Anyone have recommendations for something that's a really strong hold? It won't be visible at all. I have my controller ports for my mATX case mounted in a 3.5" drive cover....whenever I plug a controller in, it pushes the whole plate back inside of the case.

#11 343 Salty Beans

343 Salty Beans

    X-S Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 266 posts
  • Location:Outside your window at night
  • Interests:Art, hockey, bodyboarding, electronics, books, computers, things that go BOOM!
  • Xbox Version:v1.0

Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE
If Pamela Anderson has held her chest together this many years (alot of heavy usage I am sure) with the shit, it will hold your little leds no problem.


LOL

But back on topic, don't use superglue.

#12 yagoogaly

yagoogaly

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 76 posts

Posted 03 September 2004 - 09:39 PM

im thinking about using hot glue, but im worried, will it melt my paint job? whats the best way to apply it?

#13 dannykr4321

dannykr4321

    X-S Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 10 posts

Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:18 PM

Super Glue does some times eat plastic and discolor it ,So go with hot glue/ or if you need clear liquid nails for acrylic

#14 drink or die

drink or die

    X-S X-perience

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 380 posts
  • Location:washington state
  • Xbox Version:v1.2

Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:30 PM

Even though most of you are against it, I used super glue to adhere my cold cathode ring around my jewel hole. it worked quite well, but didn't bond immediately, so I had to use a hair dryer to cure it faster. It did not discolor anything, nor ate away at the ABS plastic the Xbox case is made out of. I think it worked quite well, especially since I don't ever plan on trying to take that cold cathode off ever. I'll probably use it again in the future, especially since I have most of the tube left still

#15 Scaramanga

Scaramanga

    X-S Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 630 posts
  • Xbox Version:v1.4

Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:04 PM

Ok ok, I wont use superglue jester.gif
hotglue pistols cost 7$ over here but ill get one on sunday.

Edited by Scaramanga, 03 September 2004 - 11:04 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users