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Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
« 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.
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Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
« Reply #1 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 ?
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Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 09:42:44 am »
Ooooooh, that sounds interesting.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 05:52:25 am »
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Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 09:53:30 am »
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Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 02:47:16 pm »
The glue arrived today but I havn't had a chance to use it yet.

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Re: Bondic (glue)(well kinda...)
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 05:19:41 am »
Take your time sir, wait for the right occasion, we can wait :thumbsup:
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