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Glue for plastic?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by kev3, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. kev3

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    I'm trying to glue a couple of pieces of plastic together, tried super glue, but that didn't have any effect on it. Does any1 know what i should be using?

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    Loctite 406 is superglue specially developed for glueing plastic but it depends what type.
    What are the plastic parts? I may be able to recommend another method.
     
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    What sort of plastic? Is it smooth and/or glossy?

    For polystyrene based stuff you want polystyrene cement, this melts the plastic where it's applied so you effectively weld the parts together. I think there are other forms of this for different plastics.

    Alternative Aruldite usually gives fairly good results on most surfaces :smashin:
     
  4. kev3

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    Its quite a rigid about 1mm thick, its got a slightly textured surface with a matt like finish. Hope this helps, but will definitely check out your suggestions.

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    I think know the stuff you mean . :) I would try one of the two pack epoxy resins such as Araldite (Eviljohn :thumbsup: ) applied thinly.
     
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    Try solvent weld for waste pipes. It's used in plumbing. You should be able to get it at all DIY stores / plumbers merchants.
    Comes in a fairly big tub (about 200ml), so is cheaper to buy than from model shops. There's usually an applicator brush in the lid.

    Hope this is useful.
     

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