Adhesives

  spuds 12:19 18 Nov 06
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Not exactly a computer question,so I apologies for that, but can anyone suggest a good adhesive, that with fix 'plastic' type material to glass (car windscreen) or other everyday objects. Tried super glue, but this seemed to have cracked the glass (crack appeared around fixture point, 2 days later), I now suspect the chemical formula of the glue had something to do with this!.

  Belatucadrus 12:36 18 Nov 06

Have you considered trying Aquarium silicon sealant, if it'll hold an aquarium together it should be OK for your requirements. Problem is that it takes a while to cure properly so isn't the quickest way of doing it.
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  Probabilitydrive 12:43 18 Nov 06

Aquarium and superglue!...the mind boggles. And here I was innocently thinking "wow, finally someone came up with an answer to integrate a Golfish to my RAM to boost a memory issue"

What was I talking about??;-)

  spuds 13:14 18 Nov 06

Belatucadrus

Thanks for the suggestion, but I find that this type of tank sealant works better on an internal pressure procedure.

Would mention that I have tried Blu Tack and double sided (Maplin) tape adhesive strips.Both worked for a short time, before departing company. Even contacted a local wholesaler's, who suggested that they may have a 'suitable' product at £31.20 + vat a tin, a bit expensive for a once in a lifetime small drop!.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:35 18 Nov 06

Loctite 406 click here have always found this very gd for plastics.

  Stuartli 13:35 18 Nov 06

If you wish to fix it permanently then Araldite is as good as anything - it will fix most things to most things but takes quite a while to bond in cold temperatures.

  Stuartli 13:37 18 Nov 06

Super glue won't "crack" a car windscreen.

  Miké 13:39 18 Nov 06

How about the adhesive pads sold to fix rear view mirrors in place?

  jimv7 13:39 18 Nov 06

Local car parts supply , use the double sided adhesive pads, if they keep a car rear view mirror held ok it should do what you want.

  Stuartli 13:40 18 Nov 06

If you can get hold of some Versachem rear view mirror adhesive this is supposed to be much superior to superglue etc type products.

  spuds 14:20 18 Nov 06

Mike/jimv7-- The product was originally fixed with the manufacturers supplied double sided adhesive pads, which parted company. Purchased similar product from Maplin, with same drop of result, hence seeking something more 'permanent'.

Fruit Bat-- Looked at the Loctite range at the wholesalers, but counter assistant came up with his 'suitable' product. Bit expensive for a one dab try-out.

Stuartli-- I'll have a look at the Versachem product. I hope google can lead me to it, and a UK stockist ;o)
Had a chat with a windscreen repair specialist, selling his services outside Asda (Groceries, TV's and now windscreen repairs!)the other day. He wasn't sure about the chemical formula reaction of super glue, and screen lamination processes?.

Thanks for the suggestions folks, keep them coming.

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