Working with polycarbonate
I'm fabricating a windshield mount for my iphone so I can use GPS, take HD video while offroading, have music and have my klinometer viewable. It is based on an otterbox case, which uses a separate holster piece - this is what the mount will be built off of - the phone and case will pop into. Anyway, I contacted otterbox and they informed me the holster is polycarbonate (was hoping they'd say ABS!). Anyway, how will polycarb react to acetone? I was really hoping to make the rest of my mount out of various pieces of ABS pipe/fittings molded together. But idk now... is there anyway to get a chemical bond between ABS and polycarb? If not, can I plastic-weld/heat-mold polycarb (as in make a wood mold and heat shape a sheet of polycarb over it)?
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I finally searched google enough to find my answer - that I can dissolve/glue polycarb with acetone. Still not sure about using it with ABS but I think I'll pass and buy a polycarb sheet to form. If anyone else has more info or personal experience on this though, I'd be happy to hear it!