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Ace Plastic Repair Epoxy - nachoman - 10-16-2013

I bought some plastic repair epoxy at Ace Hardware (Ace brand) to glue some unknown type of plastic for a motor mount I was building. It's a two part epoxy that sets in about 5 minutes. In addition to being an epoxy that fills gaps, it also has a solvent that partially dissolves the plastic to create a strong bond. The epoxy sets up hard, and the bond between the pieces is very strong. I later used it to glue a metal motor to the plastic motor mount I had made, and it also created a good bond to the motor.

It's a useful product, and I think I may try it in the future when I need to glue larger plastic pieces to metal pieces where there is a larger bonding area. I haven't tried it on the derlin type plastic yet - but it may be a solution there, too. I could also see it useful in creating strong bonds when joining the walls of large plastic structures because it helps fill gaps.

Re: Ace Plastic Repair Epoxy - Sumpter250 - 10-16-2013

Always looking for better ways of model building. I'll have to check this product out ! Thumbsup Thumbsup

Re: Ace Plastic Repair Epoxy - nachoman - 10-16-2013

It's similar (and smells similar) to that resin used to dope fiberglass cloth.

Re: Ace Plastic Repair Epoxy - lajry - 10-16-2013

Microscale's Micro Bond also works good for gluing dissimilar & similar items together.

Re: Ace Plastic Repair Epoxy - Sumpter250 - 10-17-2013

I've found that, when attaching things to the modules, a flexible adhesive is preferable to a hard setting one. it absorbs the shocks better, things stay where they were put, and don't become "flying destructive objects" during transport to and from shows.
Icon_twisted oh yeah, I did learn that the hard way :oops:
I have come to like Ace Hardware's Siliconized Acrylic Caulk,( the clear version, not the white ) for holding down buildings, bridges, and even trees and other scenic effects.