Odd question about PC and superglue

Odd question about PC and superglue

Post by Kathmand » Sat, 11 Sep 1999 04:00:00



A thought struck me while I was wandering through the posts here and it seem
maybe someone has tried it. Is it a good idea to polymer clay dust as a
filler mixed with slow setting superglue (SlowJet, Maxi-cure, etc?) I know
that plastic car bumpers are repaired by mixing superglue with ground up
bumper material and it works really well because once the glue sets it is
the same kind of plastic chemicaly. Acrylic plastic.
I was wondering if this matrix would be useful for anything with PC. I have
used Microbaloons and baking soda as fillers but they solidify so hard that
sanding it is almost impossible.
 
 
 

Odd question about PC and superglue

Post by rick frazie » Sat, 11 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Just about anything you put superglue on or mix it with will end up very hard,
as the glue is a cyanoacrylate.  I wouldn't be heating it up, as it will release
noxious gases, and sanding it isn't much different from sanding plexiglass or
other acrylics.

Unfortunately, acrylics as a class of plastics are all pretty hard and not
flexible at all.  I can't imagine anyone using it for a  bumper face repair, as
most of those are a much softer type of plastic.

I've had several blocks of superglue left after leaving the bottle in a hot
garage for a while.  The stuff is really ***ce it sets up.

Hope this helps a bit...

Quote:

> A thought struck me while I was wandering through the posts here and it seem
> maybe someone has tried it. Is it a good idea to polymer clay dust as a
> filler mixed with slow setting superglue (SlowJet, Maxi-cure, etc?) I know
> that plastic car bumpers are repaired by mixing superglue with ground up
> bumper material and it works really well because once the glue sets it is
> the same kind of plastic chemicaly. Acrylic plastic.
> I was wondering if this matrix would be useful for anything with PC. I have
> used Microbaloons and baking soda as fillers but they solidify so hard that
> sanding it is almost impossible.