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General Modelling Forum => Tips, Tools, and Techniques => Topic started by: Weaver on August 10, 2019, 05:49:22 am

Title: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: Weaver on August 10, 2019, 05:49:22 am
There's a new(ish) product on the market called Bondic. it's a kind of 'superglue' that stays liquid until you shine a UV light on it, then it dries super-strong in 4 seconds. It was developed by a dentist and a chemist, using similar chemistry to the UV-cured fillings that dentists use. It comes in a refillable dispenser with a UV LED light (like a mini-torch) on the other end. The manufacturers are keen to point out that it's not really a 'glue' (hence the title) but more like 'pre-plastic' i.e. fragments of plastic molecules that are kept apart by the charcteristics of the carrier liquid. The UV light changes the carrier liquid, allowing the plastic molecules to bond together. This means that you can make 3D shapes with it, and work/machine/finish it like plastic once it's cured.

https://notaglue.com/

I havn't tried the stuff so I can't vouch for it, but it strikes me as potentially useful in modelling, especially for rigging biplanes and ships and the like, as an alternative to the super-glue-on-one-side, accelerator-on-the-other technique.
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2019, 05:32:27 am
Interesting H. Could be useful, be interesting to see if any of the magazines pick it up ?
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: Gondor on August 11, 2019, 08:26:05 am
https://www.revell.de/en/products/colors-accessories/gluten/fix-kit-uv-superglue-4g.html

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163574250121?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163574250121&targetid=604735986938&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1007397&poi=&campaignid=1506012238&mkgroupid=59527570713&rlsatarget=pla-604735986938&abcId=1139586&merchantid=6995734&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-b7qBRDPARIsADVbUbXXs4ozOvJJEgFDbm4Y9JIUiOghIQAgwc-_tiuVRSxAebFQGQKb48AaAoXvEALw_wcB

Which I have just placed an order for

Gondor
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 11, 2019, 09:42:44 am
Ooooooh, that sounds interesting.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 12, 2019, 05:52:25 am
https://www.revell.de/en/products/colors-accessories/gluten/fix-kit-uv-superglue-4g.html


Gondor

Be interesting to hear your thoughts once you've had a chance to test it mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: Gondor on August 12, 2019, 09:53:30 am
https://www.revell.de/en/products/colors-accessories/gluten/fix-kit-uv-superglue-4g.html


Gondor

Be interesting to hear your thoughts once you've had a chance to test it mate  :thumbsup:

Due to arive mid week

Gondor
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: Gondor on August 17, 2019, 02:47:16 pm
The glue arrived today but I havn't had a chance to use it yet.

Gondor
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 18, 2019, 05:19:41 am
Take your time sir, wait for the right occasion, we can wait :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 28, 2019, 08:45:53 pm
Had my eye on this stuff here for quite some time now but I can never remember to actually buy it when I have "walking around money." I, too, am eager to hear of results. I didn't know about the building it up to make 3D things part. How cool!

Man.... so many times I found myself cursing CA for supposedly being something quick to set while the fiddly part I'm trying to secure remains floppy for the next 20 minutes. "Moisture/water activates it!" my arse....   
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 29, 2019, 12:18:25 am
Man.... so many times I found myself cursing CA for supposedly being something quick to set while the fiddly part I'm trying to secure remains floppy for the next 20 minutes. "Moisture/water activates it!" my arse....   

Until your finger touches it, them BAM! tiny part glued irremovably to digit. :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2019, 05:39:53 am
Man.... so many times I found myself cursing CA for supposedly being something quick to set while the fiddly part I'm trying to secure remains floppy for the next 20 minutes. "Moisture/water activates it!" my arse....   

Until your finger touches it, them BAM! tiny part glued irremovably to digit. :banghead: :banghead:

Yup  :-\

I tend to find that the cheaper glues, eg the 3 for 1 type once opened lose their ability to stick quickly the quickest, but that's offset by their cost and I use them for larger areas of resin. If I want quick setting glue then I find the Loctite pen type ones are very good  :thumbsup:. However they can "go off" rather quicker than I would like  :-\
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: Hobbes on February 08, 2020, 03:03:12 am
The glue arrived today but I havn't had a chance to use it yet.

Gondor

Any news on this topic?

 :wacko:
Title: Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2020, 10:22:33 pm
This post spurred me into purchasing a kit that has the light tool itself, 4 oz. of the liquid plastic stuff, and a case to store it in to keep clumsy idiots like myself from crushing it all to hell and needing a second kit to repair it.