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  • What to use to "glue" plexi glass or acrylic?

    What are some of the names of glues, epoxy, ..., that people are using to make their plexi glass or acrylic cases. I have asked this question several times, but when I go to find the product I never can. So maybe someone can tell me what and where to get it. I have used an epoxy before to put together some plexi, but after a while it got brittle and fell apart.
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    I used this:

    Just hold the 2 pieces together and inject a little at the seam and it uses capillary action to move into the joint. Hold for like 10 seconds and it is done.
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    • #3
      cool thanks, looks like i'm makin a trip to the hobby lobby tomm.
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      • #4
        I found it back by the model cars and such. I put my case together and tested on some pieces and only used a little more than a 1/4 of the bottle.
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        • #5
          its called Metholyene Chloride. Any acrylic shop should sell them, and I'm sure they come in brand names as above.
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          • #6
            thanks guys, went and got some this morning. tried it on some test pieces and worked out pretty good. i can see that the more coats you add the better. pretty strong bond though. i'll post some picts of my case once i'm done.
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            • #7
              This is what the "pros" use.



              Weld-On 3 or 4, depending on the thickness of the joints. It actually "welds" the acrylic together.

              You can buy it here or other places.

              http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=131

              * I am not affiliated with any of these companies.

              Also, this has been covered many times before in this forum.


              Good Luck

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              • #8
                I like to use Devcon 5 minute epoxy. It works well, dries clear and is pretty damn strong. What I'll usually do is, use tape (like blue painters tape) to border the joint about an eigth of an inch, then epoxy, mate the two pieces, wait a minute (or less - use the left over from mixing to judge its state of chemical reaction - you don't want it too runny or too stiff) and remove the tape to take care of any over run (and to get a really nice seam). That's probably the longest pseudo sentence I've ever typed.

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                • #9
                  I like to use Duct Tape because it holds everything together. Has a nice finished alumi-chrome look to it too!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dr Jeckyl
                    I like to use Duct Tape because it holds everything together. Has a nice finished alumi-chrome look to it too!

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                    • #11
                      Lol

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                      • #12
                        There needs to be some kind of forum rule (at least generally accepted taboo) against duct tape. In my car you can not find a single shred of duct tape. Everyone else should be the same way!
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                        • #13
                          Methyl Ethyl Keytone (M.E.K) from HomeDepot in paint section (paint thinner) also work. Just hold/clamp the 2 piece together and use cotton swap or eyedrop to inject at the edge. It uses capillary action to move into the joint. It take a little longer than sfay93 solution (about 10 min).
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                          • #14
                            Why does that stuff sound familiar? I swear I've heard it somewhere before.

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                            • #15
                              Sometimes it is refered to Mighty Enthusiastic Keyton.... as in it will disolve many things and quickly.
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