I’ve found that my modding sprees almost always end when I run out of adhesive.
I keep adhesive marked as a needed component all the time, and grab every piece of marked junk I see. I also check every vendor for duct tape and the like.
Is there a more reliable way to get adhesive in the quantities I require without cheating?
There are a few other ways of getting adhesive.
At the cooking station, you can make something called Vegetable Starch out of:
- Purified Water
This is equivalent to 5 units adhesive.
The best part about this is that the plants are easy to grow and harvest (just use the first few harvests to plant more of them instead of using them up). As for purified water, you can make that out of 3 dirty waters. Also, if you construct a water purifier at your settlement, you will occasionally get purified water deposited into your stash.
Also in the major towns like Diamond City as well as on the roving caravns, the vendors occasionally carry an item called Shipment of Adhesive. This will give you a large quantity of adhesive when bought.