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.
or you can use a simple glue to make your repair.
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 video below for information on the Bonding Poly Process (patented). 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.
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 nitrile, bond nitrile, 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 poly plastic, bond poly plastic, don’t glue plastic, bond plastic, don’t glue acrylic, bond acrylic.
Bond all of the above with the Bonding Polymer Process (patented).
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 video below.
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.
Note: First, the Starter and Basic Kits do resin plastics (toy, modeling, most household plastics) and acrylics, along with 98% of all other materials (except poly plastics, glass and stainless steel). A link to purchase a basic kit is given below.Basic Kit Selections
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)
A link to buy our least expensive do-everything, including poly’s, appears below.Poly Kit Selections
As always, if you have any questions, please call 877 565 7225.