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Plastic Weld
« on: May 02, 2017, 12:30:04 PM »

Hi All,
         Can anyone tell me if Dichlormethann Methylene Chloride is the same as Plastic Weld?
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Re: Plastic Weld
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 12:47:08 PM »

In a nutshell yes!. I use Dichloromethane that I purchase from the scientific section of Ebay. It comes in 1 litre bottles for the same price as plastic weld in 75ml bottles :o

Just decant it into glass - its delivered in a plastic bottle but it has the amazing property of evaporating through the plastic given enough time! There is a technical name for this but it escapes me at the moment.

I should havce said, if you look on a bottle of plastic weld it actually says Dichloromethane in tiny letters!

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Re: Plastic Weld
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 12:57:02 PM »

Hi Brian,
             Many thanks for your reply,very helpful

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Re: Plastic Weld
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 09:18:05 PM »

Ta for the sourcing information Brian. I usually buy mine in 6 litre lots in twelve 500ml cans from EMA, but I will look at your source on Ebay to see if I can save some money.
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Re: Plastic Weld
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 09:32:38 PM »

In a nutshell yes!. I use Dichloromethane that I purchase from the scientific section of Ebay. It comes in 1 litre bottles for the same price as plastic weld in 75ml bottles :o

Just decant it into glass - its delivered in a plastic bottle but it has the amazing property of evaporating through the plastic given enough time! There is a technical name for this but it escapes me at the moment.

I should havce said, if you look on a bottle of plastic weld it actually says Dichloromethane in tiny letters!
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Re: Plastic Weld
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 11:40:16 AM »

Hi,
      is this ok to use on all plastics
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 01:15:55 PM »

No.  This stuff is designed for styrene type plastics.  It will not work with other stuff such a Perspex.
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Re: Plastic Weld
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 01:28:42 PM »

Cheers Bob,
                  I'm about  a Modelslipway model,which is styrene
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Re: Plastic Weld
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 01:31:20 PM »

Hi Bob,
                starting a modelslipway boat,so should be alright
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