Help. joining plastic card and Acrylicglas

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  1. modelman

    modelman New Member

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    Hi All.
    I have a problem. I want to cover a 150mm dia plexiglas (Acrylicglas) tube in plastic card 0.5mm.
    What is the best glues to use? I need this to be very perment as I will kitbash the surface with model kit parts
    and I want to use normal model glue on this.

    I live in Germany so I need a glue that I can get in Europe.

    Thanks very much.

    Ian.
     
  2. TazMan2000

    TazMan2000 Sr Member

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    Rough up the surface with sandpaper and CA will do.

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  3. Nils

    Nils Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think that CA will "fog" the acrylic glass, I would use clear epoxy.
     
  4. CAPTAINCOX

    CAPTAINCOX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hm...Two Component Epoxy...tried it? I would not go for the "Sekunden Kleber" Epoxy but the stuff that needs like 24h to harden. Just be sure you fix the Styrene Card with "Klammern" then it should work fine. There is also a special UV hardening two component system for gluing Plexi to Plexi but I guess thats not what you are doing.


    Sorry: Wrote this answer like 3h ago and did not hit reply :p...I guess the answer is in the above posts.
     
  5. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    If you can find it in Germany I would used Weld-on #3 or #16 that comes in a tube like model glue.
    You can actually mix them together to thin out the 16.

    The aquarium maker I worked at used them on acrylic, ABS and I think even PETG.
     
  6. Nils

    Nils Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    When I was working with my saber cases I used clear epoxy an it worked fine. But do not use CA. Done that, never do it again!!

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  7. TazMan2000

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    CA is good for this guy, because he is coverting the acrylic tube with plastic and attaching greeblies to that. From what I've read, I don't think transparency is an issue. But perhaps modelman can chime in.


    TazMan2000

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    CA is good for this guy, because he is coverting the acrylic tube with plastic and attaching greeblies to that. From what I've read, I don't think transparency is an issue. But perhaps modelman can chime in.


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  8. Nils

    Nils Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If thats the case, CA can be used!:thumbsup
     
  9. modelman

    modelman New Member

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    Hi All.

    Sorry I’ve notthanked everyone for their help been working. I’ve been experimenting withdifferent glues and materials and I’ve come up with the best way for me.
    I’m usingMEK (methyl ethyl ketone) It makes a chemical bond with both materials plexiand plastic card. Super glue works but leaves the plastic card very brittle.
    It worksfor me and I thank everyone for their help.

    Ian.
     
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