Another glue ?

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  1. ScooterGuitar

    ScooterGuitar Astrea Snail

    Nov 28, 2004
    Northwest Ohio,
    I will use aqua sealant silicone for a baffle to glass, but will this work for a small baffle, so I don't ahve to buy another adhesive? Small baffle that will attach to a larger acrylic baffle and back edge and bottome dge will be on glass. See what I mean, I only need to glue one edge acrylic to acrylic.
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  3. somethingfishy

    somethingfishy Purple Spiny Lobster

    Jul 25, 2004
    Clinton Twp, Michigan
    Silicone is a poor adhesive for Acrylic. I can't visualize what you are talking about but if you as siliconing the acrylic to the glass also you may be alright. If you need a sealed water tight joint than you need arylic glue. I forgot what it is called at the moment. The glue actually welds the 2 pieces together.
  4. jnbahwkins

    jnbahwkins Fire Worm

    Sep 21, 2004
    Erie, PA,Pennsylvania
    Message me if you figure out the name of the glue that bonds acrylic
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Acrylic glue isn't really a glue at all. It comes in a gell and liquid form. The gell is usually in a tube and the liguid is applied with a hypodermic type needle bottle. IPS Corp. manufactures "WELD-ON #3 Liquid" to be used with hypo needle applicator. It bonds instantly and cures in 3-4 hours. If you prefer a slower method to get the edges square or lined up use "WELD-ON #16 Thickened Cement" It bonds/sets in about 5-10 minutes at 70 degrees F and cures in 24 hours. This is for someone without the tools or know how to build a template box for constructing an all acrylic refugium/aquarium/sump/retro-box/etc... Any glass shop (other than auto only glass) will carry these products for under $5.
    Hope that helps. I have seen the products at Lowes and Home Depot but they weren't WELD-ON and all the glass /plastic dealers use only WELD-ON in my area.
    Good luck!
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    BTW...... WELD-ON is only for Acrylic. It chemically bonds the acrylic together and will do nothing to glass other than possibly cloud it up. Use high grade silicone (#4 or "super silicone") for Acrylic to glass applications. An equal size bead of silicone to the thickness of the plastic/glass you are using is the proper amount.
    Happy reefing! or reefering !
  7. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

    Aug 31, 2004
    I use crazy glue gel.... FOR EVERYTHING ;D