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andrew-theasby

posted on 21/2/11 at 09:41 PM Reply With Quote
glass filled nylon adhesive

Anybody know of an adhesive for what i think is glass filled/reinforced nylon? Its the stuff my intake trumpets are made of, and the only other similar material is what model aeroplane engine mounts are made of. Thought it would be abs at first but its not. Super glue wont stick it. Thanks
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hicost blade

posted on 21/2/11 at 09:52 PM Reply With Quote
Looks as though a hot melt glue gun is good for nylon

http://www.ehow.com/way_5644774_glue-sticks-nylon_.html

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andrew-theasby

posted on 21/2/11 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
Hmmm interesting read, thanks for that, id found similar, but wasnt sure if it meant nylon fabric or not. Thats clear enough though. I wonder if a soldering iron would plastic weld it?
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austin man

posted on 21/2/11 at 10:05 PM Reply With Quote
when I was in the window manufacturing game we used to plastic weld the frames the kay to welsing was the use of teflon sheet between the heat source and the plastic. Both parts heated and push fitted under pressure





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David Jenkins

posted on 21/2/11 at 10:10 PM Reply With Quote
I have read about someone playing a blowtorch over the nylon before gluing - apparently it softens the surface slightly and allows the glue to adhere properly.

Or so they claim... I have no personal experience...





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CNHSS1

posted on 21/2/11 at 10:30 PM Reply With Quote
Devcon Plastic Welder epoxy, night and day better than ordinary cyanos or epoxies





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Confused but excited.

posted on 21/2/11 at 11:09 PM Reply With Quote
I have used Loctite Super Glue 2 for all plastics, with some success but not tried it on nylon.





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Alan B

posted on 21/2/11 at 11:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
I have read about someone playing a blowtorch over the nylon before gluing - apparently it softens the surface slightly and allows the glue to adhere properly.

Or so they claim... I have no personal experience...


David,

It probably alters the surface tension (think soap) so the glue will flow rather than softening it much. We make machines that print a lot of plastic parts and you have to treat many plastics before printing to get the ink to stick.

Alan

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rachaeljf

posted on 22/2/11 at 12:02 PM Reply With Quote
The problem you have is that it is glass reinforced nylon. You might be able to join it but you will only get the strength of the native nylon, as the glass fibres don't cross the joint.

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dhutch

posted on 22/2/11 at 12:38 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rachaeljf
The problem you have is that it is glass reinforced nylon. You might be able to join it but you will only get the strength of the native nylon, as the glass fibres don't cross the joint.

Its certainly true that the join will never be as strong as orignally, but given then glass is proberbly only there for stiffness, it may not be a problem assuming atleast some form of adheasion can be achived.


Daniel

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