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Hi folks I have a John cooper mini one of the light lenses have came of as well as the read windscreen I boughit like this

after searching on-line I haven't been able to find a rear windscreen for it

Should I glue the old one back on.

I have also picked up 3 ford escort xr3is and they are missing a lot of parts I had these ones as as kid but the ones i have bought are missing all kinds of things

Front bumpers.lights,wing mirrors,spoliers

also the wheels are loose from the axles

Should I glue the wheels on to the axles and all the other parts on when I get them if so what type of glue should I use?

Heres a couple of pics of them


 

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deciding whether to glue parts on is a personal choice but one thing to remember is never use superglue on clear plastics such as light lenses and windsceens as the glue sends them misty.

I have used it to glue wheels onto axles and motors to chassis and even magnets to chassis.
 

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Glue the screens and lights in using a PVA glue like Micro scale or I found one at a local craft shop much cheaper. This glue can then always be removed using Warm water to soften it IF you ever get the replacement parts.
 

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As Phil said PVA glue is good for clear parts, Humbrol/Airfix also do a special clear parts glue which I've also used for mirrors.
 

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for big body parts ues 2 part polyester resin, it will even glue the plastics with that oily apearance. £1 on ebay for 2 small tubes and i think it might be free P/P. john.
 

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If you glue the wheels to the axles, don't forget to put a small hole in the inserts so the air can escape when you push the wheel onto the axle with the glue on.

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If you coat the transparent parts in Klear first you can then use cyano glue without fear of fogging. A dip in Klear will also revive the clarity of the parts.
 
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