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New Glue

Post by J.T.Window » July 4th, 2015, 11:18 am

A customer got out his 'Bondic' kit after seeing how I was curing his chip repair. The kit is $22 and comes with 4 gm's of resin and a mini UV light. He had repaired a frayed laptop usb cord and the repair looked pretty solid. The company has a lot of videos showing repairs on different materials. Sort of a plastic welding operation. Guess I'm a glue nerd. I think I'll get a kit for when a customer wants me to fix his glasses or a tail light lens.

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Post by Brent Deines » August 7th, 2015, 4:48 pm

I'm kind of a glue nerd too so I had to try this stuff. I repaired a computer cord that the cat got hold of and a couple of plastic parts that super glue was not working on. It cures extremely fast and is easy to use but because it is a UV cure I don't have any confidence...yet...in bonding two parts together without leaving some glue on the outside. If it is also an anaerobic adhesive (cures with lack of air) as most windshield repair resins are, it may cure fine without the UV light but I have not tested that to be sure yet. So it's not the cleanest application for appearance if applied to the outside only but so far it seems to be holding up well. Expensive but worth it for the parts I used it on as they would have cost more to replace when all are added together.
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Re: New Glue

Post by sunshine wr » August 8th, 2015, 6:22 am

Well ! If you're a glue nerd have you used Zip Kicker with CA glues? Makes it cure in just a few seconds !

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Re: New Glue

Post by screenman » August 9th, 2015, 9:09 am

Or even a bit of saliva with the CA glues, of course adding baking soda to CA gel makes a great filler, not for car bodywork though. Running out of activator 20 years ago when doing trim repairs makes you try anything to get the job done.

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Re: New Glue

Post by Brent Deines » August 10th, 2015, 9:15 am

sunshine wr wrote:Well ! If you're a glue nerd have you used Zip Kicker with CA glues? Makes it cure in just a few seconds !
Can't say that I have but I see it gets rave reviews. The CA that we use is nearly an instant bond as it is so I've found no need to speed up the cure.
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Re: New Glue

Post by sunshine wr » August 10th, 2015, 4:24 pm

Brent Deines wrote:
sunshine wr wrote:Well ! If you're a glue nerd have you used Zip Kicker with CA glues? Makes it cure in just a few seconds !
Can't say that I have but I see it gets rave reviews. The CA that we use is nearly an instant bond as it is so I've found no need to speed up the cure.
what brand ca do you use ?

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Re: New Glue

Post by screenman » August 10th, 2015, 10:10 pm

Is the activator new over there, I first used it in about 1992

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Re: New Glue

Post by sunshine wr » August 11th, 2015, 3:56 am

screenman wrote:Is the activator new over there, I first used it in about 1992
No. Been around awhile.

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Re: New Glue

Post by Brent Deines » August 11th, 2015, 8:54 am

sunshine wr wrote:
Brent Deines wrote:
sunshine wr wrote:Well ! If you're a glue nerd have you used Zip Kicker with CA glues? Makes it cure in just a few seconds !
Can't say that I have but I see it gets rave reviews. The CA that we use is nearly an instant bond as it is so I've found no need to speed up the cure.
what brand ca do you use ?
Miracle Glue. Seems to work better than the others I've tried for most things but there are still a few plastics that it won't hold on. That's where the Bondic came in for me.
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Re: New Glue

Post by Brent Deines » September 22nd, 2015, 4:42 pm

Okay I have some bad news to report. I've now used Bondic on a half dozen projects and as of yesterday every single one of them has failed. It did seem to hold temporarily but not for more than a couple of months in the best cases and a few days in other cases. I still have some left so I may try it on a more things but now that I have lost confidence in it I'll likely try other things first. The concept is great but the end result is all that really matters. Bummer, it definitely had the cool factor going for it!
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