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HOW TO USE
- Surfaces must be clean, dry and free from all loose materials, dust, dirt, oil, rust and any other contaminants. Non-porous substrates such as metals, glass and plastics should be degreased with a solvent. Hard plastics should be lightly abraded with emery paper.
- For best results, ensure that temperature of the surfaces to be bonded is above 18°C.
- Apply adhesive to both surfaces evenly with a fine serrated trowel or a stiff brush.
- Allow both surfaces to dry (approximately 5 to 10 minutes under normal room temperature conditions). The adhesive should take on a uniform glossy appearance when it is dry. There should be no transfer of adhesive to the back of a finger when touched).
- After the surfaces are touch dry, they must be brought together before the open time or tack life is exceeded. This is the time within which a satisfactory bond can be formed under contact pressure, and is approximately 20 minutes under ambient conditions.
- Ensure that the surfaces are accurately aligned before bonding, since no adjustment is possible after the adhesive films have made contact.
- Apply a firm pressure to the whole surface for a few seconds to create an instantaneous bond.
- Full strength is achieved after 24 hours, however, bonded assemblies can be machined or trimmed immediately after bonding.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE ADHESIVES FLAMMABLE?
Most solvent based adhesives are flammable. Always work in a ventilated area and do not breathe in vapours. Avoid exposing the product to any ignition sources. Do not smoke when working with adhesives.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY APPLICATOR TOOLS?
Wet and dried adhesive on applicator tools can be cleaned with acetone, thinners or parrafin. Please refer to the Technical Data Sheet of the specific product for more information.
WHICH ADHESIVE IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR MY APPLICATION?