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  • Epoxy for PLexiglass

    what is a good epoxy for plexiglass? I am about to try a new install and nex to creat a box shaped bezel and plexi glass is my best bet for now. I just am not sure what epoxy to get?
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  • #2
    I used this from Tap Plastics. I also bought this to apply it with.

    It works GREAT!!
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    • #3
      more important than the epoxy you use will be the surface prep. It is very difficult for glues to get a good grip on very smooth surfaces. You can rough up the bonding surfaces with sandpaper or drill small holes for the epxoy to seep into.

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      • #4
        I do not know if I remember this correctly but somehow I think chloroform is good to join two pieces of plexiglass together. put those two pieces together as you want to have them and aply chloroform using syringe on its joint. Let chloroform leak to joint and wait for few minutes. Just do not breathe too deaply

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        • #5
          Weld-On #4 or #16 works wonder. MEK also works well too and you can buy it from HomeDepot, Lowes in paint section.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by mpattonm
            I do not know if I remember this correctly but somehow I think chloroform is good to join two pieces of plexiglass together. put those two pieces together as you want to have them and aply chloroform using syringe on its joint. Let chloroform leak to joint and wait for few minutes. Just do not breathe too deaply

            I believe you meant Acetone, but that method doesn't provide as good a weld as acrylic cement does when applied in the same manner.

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            • #7
              Yeah, weld-on rocks. It literally melts the two pieces together. The plexi will break before the seams. I built my case with that. The needle applicator is a must.

              I know weld-on contains MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) because they smell the same...not sure if thats all it is though.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mpattonm
                I do not know if I remember this correctly but somehow I think chloroform is good to join two pieces of plexiglass together. put those two pieces together as you want to have them and aply chloroform using syringe on its joint. Let chloroform leak to joint and wait for few minutes. Just do not breathe too deaply
                Isnt chloroform the stuff they use in movies to knock people out?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tbird2340
                  I used this from Tap Plastics. I also bought this to apply it with.

                  It works GREAT!!


                  I used this same stuff I got it from a local Plastics distributer as well as some pexi scraps, scraps to them are 14" and under made a kickin plexi box for my nehmiah. This stuf is what the pro's use and you can't break a joint the plastic will give first. As faa as surface prep it is virtualy nill just make sure it's free of oil.
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                  • #10
                    Lets get a bump on this forum. took a bit of searching to find this thread. i didnt want to start a new one if there was one already here....

                    id like to know what other people had success with..where can you get those saringe applicators besides offline? i didnt see any at my local HD...perhaps Lowes? I tried a loctite epoxy.....and my box stayed together till i started mounting stuff...that sucked lol.

                    i also heard the word "Araldite" mentioned in my searching...anyone?
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                    • #11
                      you can find them locallly, but probably only at plastics speciality shop. I suppose you can flip the yellow pages to plastics and start making calls.
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                      • #12
                        hmm...maybe at ratshack.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tbird2340 View Post
                          I used this from Tap Plastics. I also bought this to apply it with.

                          It works GREAT!!


                          Mind giving a name for what "this" is, please? it just takes me to the main site.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tbird2340 View Post
                            I used this from Tap Plastics. I also bought this to apply it with.

                            It works GREAT!!

                            What is the name of "this"? The link just takes me to the main site.

                            (sorry if this is a double post I tried once before and it's not showing up for me)

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                            • #15
                              hypo-type solvent cement applicator

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