Glue or Bond? Bonds are far better.

Glue or Bond?

You’re making a repair, you have a choice, to create with a bond or not.  Bonds work on a molecular level, as shown in the image below.

Bond, don't glue
Glue or Bond? Bonds connect two surfaces on the molecular level. They are stronger and more durable than glue joints.

or you can use a simple glue to make your repair.

Glue or Bond? How ordinary glues work visual
Glue or Bond? Over-the-counter glues work via stickiness.

Simple glues works much like peanut butter.  The natural stickiness of peanut butter holds the two pieces of bread together.   Most adhesives use stickiness to hold your repair or the two surfaces together.  In either case, the result is not pretty when the stickiness evaporates.

Want to bond plastics and/or polymers?

Click on the button below for information on the Bonding Poly Process (patent pending).  Using the Bonding Poly Process, you can repair/bond any polymer, co-polymer or poly-plastic quickly, easily and permanently.  Use the same technique to get a bond on resin plastics WITHOUT having to use the Poly Prep to bond the plastics.  You will be amazed.  

Bonding Poly Process™

Don’t glue polypropylene, bond polypropylene, don’t glue polyethylene, bond polyethylene, don’t glue HDPE, bond HDPE, don’t glue polyurethane, bond polyurethane, don’t glue Delrin®, bond Delrin®, don’t glue Teflon®, bond Teflon®, don’t glue Mylar, bond Mylar, don’t glue nitril, bond nitril, don’t glue UHMW, bond UHMW, don’t glue Lexan®, bond Lexan®, don’t glue polycarbonate, bond polycarbonate, don’t glue recycled plastic, bond recycled plastic, don’t glue silicone rubber, bond silicone rubber, don’t glue fluorosilicone, don’t glue polyplastic, bond polyplastic, don’t glue plastic, bond plastic, don’t glue acrylic, bond acrylic.  Bond all of the above with the Bonding Polymer Process (patent pending),     

Finally, you can watch the “1, 2, fixed!”  YouTube video on “How to” bond/repair silicone rubber.  Silicone rubber is one of the more difficult polymers to bond … for everyone else.  Click on the link below.

Bonding Silicone Rubber

How are bonds created when using adhesives?  As a result of a chemical reaction.  How do you know if there is a chemical reaction?  A rule-of-thumb indicator is heat.  Chemical reactions normally generate heat.  So if you get heat when making a repair or joining two surfaces, you know that you have a bond.   Note: with some joins, heat is hard to detect.

Bonding everything but a poly.

If you’re making a repair on anything but poly substrates, the kit you want is the Starter Kit, shown below.

Starter Kit, works on everything except poly's.
A starter kit is the Activator/Accelerator and a SI Structural Cyanoacrylate, In the picture SI Black and SI Blue are shown.

Note:  First, the Starter and Basic Kits do resin plastics (toy, modeling, most household plastics) and acrylics.  A link to purchase a basic kit is given below.

Buy a Basic Kit – for everything except poly’s

For poly-plastics, polymers and co-polymers (car plastics, truck plastics, furthermore farm plastics and kitchen plastics, electronic plastics, etc.) you need the Basic Poly Kit (pictured below)

Basic Poly KIt- SI Blue, Poly Prep, Activator/Accelerator
Basic Poly KIt- SI Blue, Poly Prep, Activator/Accelerator

A link to buy our least expensive do-everything, including poly’s, appears below.

Buy the Basic Poly Kit – our least expensive do-everything kit.

A link for a video on molecular bonding appears below.

As always, if you have any questions, please call 877 565 7225.

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