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methodicalmayhem

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Plastic adhesive
« on: June 19, 2007, 11:09:24 PM »
What is a good all weather plastic adhesive to use without ever having to worry about it coming apart due to freezing weather or severe vibrations?

I have a little mod coming up that I need to adhere two pieces of plastic together and want to make sure that I never have to worry about it breaking apart. TIA.
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Re: Plastic adhesive
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 11:17:23 PM »
how strong does it have to be? if you use something like weld-on it's a really nice clean joint you wont see the glue it melts the two pieces together a little like superglue, but I've noticed if its not applied just right it can be somewhat weak. if you have a good surface area to glue, and you can rough up the gluing area, PL400 is probably one of the best adhesives out there. It usually comes in a caulk tube, but I think home depot and those stores sell it in a squeeze tube now. Of course I'm always a fan of hot glue hehe you'd be amazed what you can do with that stuff  :)
 

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Re: Plastic adhesive
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Re: Plastic adhesive
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 11:35:02 PM »
Will be taking a standard sized europlate frame and shrinking it down about 8 inches from side to side. So it would have to be strong enough to be able to be mounted to the front of the car without breaking at the seam.
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Re: Plastic adhesive
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 11:44:57 PM »
quick set epoxy is the best bet, with roughed up edges, that stuff is solid.  You can get 1,5,30 minute set times....the stuff that is mix and apply.  I used it to re-attach some interior trim pieces on my doors...and they are the pulls...and they hold just fine, in fact, you would not even know I did anything.  I picked the stuff up at Lowes, but used the 30 minute set time as I wanted time to get the large pieces in place....but the 5 minute would have worked fine as the 30 minute actually took near 2 hours to set fully and not move.  I had to use clamps to keep everything aligned, which was a pain.