ABS to Styrene Glue

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AndyR
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ABS to Styrene Glue

Post by AndyR » Sun May 01, 2016 9:25 am

Hi Folks,

thought I would post some thoughts on glue, ABS to styrene, specifically.

I have been using "Platsruct Bondene", which is not easy to get in the UK (mine is from Canada).

It is however excellent in bonding styrene to ABS plastic (Z-ABS - important note).

You do need to coat the ABS part with glue first to soften it prior to applying the part to styrene. I think the ABS part is chemically more resistant to the solvent so takes a bit more time to soften the part, where as styrene readily accepts the glue quickly.

I find a few liberal coatings of the glue to the ABS surface so that it looks wet(ish) then apply and press the part onto the styrene and volia, a pretty strong bond.

I have just bought Model X Pro 50ml PLASTIC WELD Cement Glue Styrene ABS Perspex Acrylic, from eBay, which looks easy to get in the UK, so will post back feedback when I get it.

If glueing ABS to anything else, you'll need superglue of some description.

I'll feedback what I find out over the coming weeks / months on that front.

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Andy
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Re: ABS to Styrene Glue

Post by Rob » Sun May 01, 2016 1:50 pm

Stabilit Express is what I've always used to get abs to affix to anything at all , two part resin and powder mix.

Superb stuff but bloody expensive if you can find it !

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Re: ABS to Styrene Glue

Post by AndyR » Sun May 01, 2016 1:56 pm

Thanks Rob will be checking out eBay today!!

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