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Gluing PE to epoxy hull
« on: March 10, 2016, 01:34:49 PM »

Hi need some help, I need to glue these PE vents to an epoxy submarine hull whats best to use? There is not a great deal of surface area about a 1mm surround



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Re: Gluing PE to epoxy hull
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 04:16:49 PM »

A good quality medium to low viscosity Cyano with an accelerator (or kicker) to encourage it to cure. Don't use the accelerator first. Apply the cyano with a cocktail stick or similar, chasing it around the edge of the photoetch. Allow the cyano to wick between the hull and photoetch. Once that has taken, zap it with a small blast of accelerator. You could also backfill on the inside of the hole with more cyano once the parts are bonded on.
Degrease everything first! I use acetone or liquid plastic weld for this, as I am a bit of an animal  O0
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