100% reactive. FREE Shipping. Serviceable from -80°F to +500°F. More Buying Choices $14.89 (4 new offers) RH Adhesives HH-66 PVC Vinyl Cement with Brush 32 Ounce. The solvents recommended include methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, tetrahydrofuran, and methylene chloride. Thin grade penetrating, assemble joints and run between parts. I can easily find tons of small 1 oz. When you place your order with us for products that we do not hold in stock, we take payment upfront to secure your products with our suppliers. 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772. 08-28-2010, 02:42 PM #5 ohioriverrailway. Get it as soon as Thu, Dec 24. Is there a drawback to using acetone as a styrene glue or did I just not search hard enough? Methyl ethyl ketone is an important refine raw chemical material. Good flow properties. Since it is a strong solvent, I don't recommend it for everybody, but it's by far the best I've used for styrene. Or you can get a quart of M-E-K at Home Depot for not much more than a bottle of Tenax. These solvents can be “bodied” with up to 25% ABS resin. 35. The parts appear to be glued on securely and cleanly. I used to recommend MEK in quart tins from the hardware store as an economical, excellent styrene glue. Marine Grade 250ml Glue and Hardener 2 Parts Adhesive Kit for Inflatable Boats, Sealed in Aluminum Bottles. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. If you need a thicker glue try the Weld-On #16. Many others will work. There is no "glue" in the final joint. bottles of cement, but they seem quite expensive. It does not bond to metal or glass. It also seemed that the acetone evaporated even faster than the MEK, which is great. Plastruct … Seconding model airplane glue. Thin grade penetrating, assemble joints and run between parts. MEK just happens to be very strong solvent well suited to the task. It seemed to work well. 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It just flashes off if left alone. HIPS Styrene Plastic Glue WELD-ON® 1802 is formulated to bond acrylic (poly-methyl methacrylate), ABS, cellulose, acetate butyrate, rigid PVC, and polystyrene to themselves and to each other. Personally, I'm way out of the norm here and use straight Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) right out of the can. Methyl ethyl ketone uses also includes the plant extraction and azeotropic distillation. [ABS, PVC, HIPS] => Acetone and M ethyl E thyl K etone [MEK aka 2-Butanone] will dissolve both ABS and PVC and chemically rebuild the joint in a less ordered manner as the solvents dries. It's my favorite "glue" for styrene. Both are relatively "hot" solvents for styrene. Solvents that have a similar organic structure can help break down, the components of the plastic. Join Date: Jan 2008. The S in ABS is styrene. This is easy to do--once I ruined a sheet of textured styrene by using just a bit too much MEK--it was a mess. High performance adhesive/sealant/coating. RH Adhesives HH-66 Industrial Strength Vinyl Cement Glue with Brush, 8 oz, Clear. Amazon's Choice for mek glue. = Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene This is a common thermoplastic which is rather easy to bond. I mix styrene chips in a small glass jar with an ounce or two of MEK and brush it on. The Technical Stuff. [8] ASTM D2235, a specification on solvent cement for ABS pipe and fittings, calls for a solution of ABS (min. Resists thermal cycling. Works on styrene sheet, abs, hips, flexible PVC or polystyrene (not foam), slower drying than polyweld and works on a smaller range of plastics, ideal for airfix type model construction. posted by scruss at 2:49 PM on January 16, 2013 Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 8805MT - Precision Gluing Tips (5); Tips turn any glue into an accurate dispenser; A neat, clean bond is attainable because the tip lays down a thin, even line of cement. High quality industrial model makers welding solution, Works on styrene sheet, abs, hips, flexible PVC or polystyrene (not foam), slower drying than polyweld and works on a smaller range of plastics, ideal for airfix type model construction. Use MEK for gluing Styrene to Styrene and ABS to ABS. Therefore, any solvent that will dissolve styrene will also weld styrene. The solvents melt a small layer of the plastic, as the solvent evaporates, the plastic resolidifies and you have a bond. It melts the plastic a bit, and makes a very strong, waterproof joint. ABS plastic consists of three major components (A crylonitrile B utadiene S tyrene). What is ABS? Use only enough adhesive to cover the joint, then assemble as soon as practical. While bonding ABS can be done with a variety of types of plastic adhesives (plastic glues), a few of the most common include cyanoacrylate, 2 component epoxy, structural acrylic, and UV curable adhesives. Product Availability and Delivery Estimates. 33-48 of 194 results for "mek glue" Price and other details may vary based on size and color. If you are seeing weakened plastic, you're probably applying too much solvent. PVC or Hypalon Version Available, Plastruct 00003 White Bondene Cement 2 ox. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Excellent performance profile for long term exposures at 400°F to 450°F. Thing is hitting the right mix - lacquer thinner is a very generic term and not all of them do a good job for glueing styrene. GORILLA PVC R08000 Pvc Glue 8 OZ, Clear. [20] I noticed there is no info about using acetone as a styrene glue. 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You can glue styrene to ABS. Both are dangerous via inhalation and skin contact if … Two component epoxies bond well to polystyrene. It has a strong odor that can fill your workspace if you’re not careful. 91. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Price and other details may vary based on size and color, Plastruct Plastic Weld w/applicator 2oz Bottle, Gorilla Clear Glue, 3.75 ounce Bottle, Clear (Pack of 2). A tube of model cement is inexpensive and can be purchased at most hobby, craft and hardware stores. A mild coating of acetone or Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) can bring printed printed parts to a high gloss finish, and can reduce/eliminate print layer ridges. Tube Glue or Model Cement is a gel-like substance that contains a chemical, such as Toluene, that when applied to the joining surfaces of a plastic model forms a membrane that bonds the two surfaces together. Lots of us like to use MEK as the glue. ELMERS 2024691 Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 32 Ounces - Great for Making Slime & Washable Translucent Color Glue, Great For Making Slime, Assorted Colors, 5 Ounces Each, 4 Count, 5 Oz. Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) uses in preparing catalysts, antioxidants, polyurethane, vinyl resin, acrylic resin, alkyd resin, phenolic resin, and magnetic tape. Permabond ET500 is a clear non-yellowing epoxy with a fast set time. Light-cure cyanoacrylate is an adhesive technology introduced to the United States in 1998 that combines the benefits of cyanoacrylates and light-curing acrylics. One can get a lifetime supply of MEK at hardware stores fairly cheaply but please use in a well ventilated area and very sparingly. Moderate viscosity. When the solvent evaporates this leaves a fully consolidated bond-line. That's a lifetime supply for a boat builder. I recently purchased some Styrene sheets, and am now shopping around for welding cement. Better yet … Find In Store SDS/TDS Technical Info About Cement Adhesives The full range of Testors cements … Unlike liquid MEK which dries before you place the parts together, this cement allows a little time for part placement and alignment although it … Getting back to guitars, instead of using the binding adhesive I mentioned previously, guitar repair techs will often glue the plastic binding back with some version of white glue. I've tried straight acetone, MEK, xylene, toluene and the likes - they don't work so good, they evaporate too fast and fail to soften the styrene enough before they do. If it should somehow get clogged anyway, just use a … Also if you get it on your skin, it doesn’t feel good and can be an irritant. The applicator tube shouldn't clog, the solvents just evaporate. I got the last quart can at my local ACE last year. Solvent bonding is one of several methods of adhesive bonding for joining plastics.Application of a solvent to a thermoplastic material softens the polymer, and with applied pressure this results in polymer chain interdiffusion at the bonding junction. ABS, styrene, acrylic and polycarbonate solvent welding with methylene chloride I prefer MEK. Mek weld. If undisturbed, a little bit of MEK won’t usually damage a styrene surface, although it might do so to paint. If you are building with styrene, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) works great. Many excellent modelers also … $13.91 $ 13. 15%) in methyl ethyl ketone. Titebond H6838 - III Ultimate Wood Glue, 16 oz. after finding out about the Tenax 7R i use than almost exclusively now, it is awesome stuff. Bottle (1). SUGGESTED BONDING APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WELD-ON 1802 is a multi-purpose acrylic plastic cement. Many glues are Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) with some additives to make it slower setting up and dissolving the styrene. My "glue" of choice for styrene is not glue at all. 50ml bottle of mek weld Joe Fugate: Good replacements for MEK . Which ABS adhesive is best? It's inexpensive, wicks into joints, and the solvent action seems to provide a strong bond. ABS Adhesive is commonly used to cement ABS plumbing parts together, but is also an excellent gelled adhesive for styrene. For best appearance use a low odor grade such as Permabond 940. I'm also a big fan of using lacquer thinner for glue. After a bit of research, i found that the welding cement is usually made of Methyle Ethyl Ketone (MEK). Outstanding resistance to acids, bases, petrochemicals, water. Cures at elevated temperatures. A quart of MEK can be found at many hardware stores for $10 or so. But I also freely admit MEK is nasty stuff. $15.35 $ 15. The thin liquid glues seem to be the most popular and set up quickly. But both produce the desired effect. The two parts have become one styrene part. The great thing about using it is that you can slop it on a joint and it's drawn into the joint by capillary action and welds the styrene pieces together. Please note that products marked as ‘Available to Order’ are not held in our warehouse. Senior Member . Thanks, There's a problem loading this menu right now. I believe Tenax is Methylene Chloride whereas MEK is Methyl Ethyl Ketone. MEK has very wide application. It's a solvent, called MEK (which stands for Methyl Ethyl Ketone), and is sold in hardware stores in pints, quarts, and even gallons. when i decided to try my hand at building a 50's custom i made my own side trim from styrene half round strip and i used Mek to glue it to the body, applied with a small brush from a recycled liquid cement bottle. Use a disposable brush of suitable width, and simply paint the gluing surface of the styrene with MEK, then coat the wood with contact cement and then the styrene - most of the MEK will have softened the surface of the styrene, and the rest will have evapourated. They only stock the MEK substitute now. Since ABS has styrene in it too, the airplane glue will make a fusion joint with the styrene parts. Arrives before Christmas. In 20 years, I've used less than 2 quarts, with a fair portion of that being lost to evaporation. If you want to glue wood to styrene or ABS then use the E-6000. You don't actually "glue" styrene, you "weld" it. 4.4 out of 5 stars 219. It's basically MEK with styrene dissolved in it as a filler. Actually it’s a solvent that welds the plastic. Is awesome stuff there a drawback to using acetone as a styrene glue about the Tenax 7R i than... 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