Glue for acrylic


#1

I am looking for some glue to repair an acrylic template, if any one knows of a strong glue please could you let me know.

Thank You Carl


#2

Easy and cheap; acetone or nail varnish remover from the chemists - Rob


#3

Hi Carl,
the tried and tested adhesive/cement for acrylic is Tensol. It it has been on the market for well over 30 years , and is still available - try Ebay. Might be best to avoid using nail-varnish remover however, as this might include lanolin.

Hope this is of use Regards Niall


#4

Hi Carl,

I cannot help with the name of the liquid as I last used it many years ago when working as a model maker. However, I may be able to help with the bonding technique required.

We used to use a liquid solvent that had the appearance and viscosity of clear water. The two pieces of acrylic were placed together dry and a small amount of the liquid was applied to the joint with a small brush. The liquid was that thin that it flowed into the joint by capillary action. Being a solvent, it bonded the acrylic together like two pieces of metal being welded. The time involved was just a few seconds. The larger acrylic stockists might be able to help with technical information.

Regards

Jeff


#5

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the information its much appreciated, the product you mentioned might be Acetone.

Regards Carl.