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-Five Second Fix
Posted by Gear Head 6 on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:32 PM

However careful you are there is always a prblem with glue grazing clear parts like windsheilds and windows.  Super glue often fogs everything up.  Clear part cement, white glue, often doesn't hold.

I decided to try Five Second Fix which is a clear liquid plastic which hardens when it is exposed to an included UV light sorce.  It seems to work.  Any access liquid can be whiped off and after exposure UV light the part stays in place.  It is also good holding photo eched metal parts to.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 8:37 AM

Thanks for testing it. I bought a set last week, meaning to test it, but just hadn't got around to doing the test yet.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by LrdSatyr8 on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:34 PM

I've been playing around with it myself a bit... it doesn't do too well with 3D printed Resin which is odd.  I think it may be because it has some kind of wax substance on it.

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Posted by Gear Head 6 on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:38 PM

I haven't tried it with resin.  It does work well with plastic.  I also used it on the turned metal main gun in the AFV Staurt kit,  Solid metal parts are always a problem with ordinary tube glue and even super glue.  It worked perfect.

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Posted by LrdSatyr8 on Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:42 PM

Well so far I've come to the conclusion that unless the UV light can get to it, it's not worth using as a glue.  Seems not to like smooth surfaces very well (its a resin afterall), so unless you scuff up the surfaces before using it won't hold.  It works pretty good as a seam filler thou.  As long as light can get to it, it hardens pretty good for sanding.  I haven't tried using it in a mold yet.  That could be an interesting idea... could be used to make your own parts, as long as it's an open mold I'm sure!

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Posted by LrdSatyr8 on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 2:38 PM

I gotta say that the Bondix stuff is basically the same stuff as the Five Second Fix stuff.  Both have the same properties and I've got both and have tried them in various situations and with various materials.  It seems to work best with pourous materials as long as the light can get to it.  Sanding smooth materials gives it a better grab but still doesn't hold very well.  If I were to make a recommendation for the best use of this stuff it would be as a material bonder for fabric and or wood crafts and the like, as long as it can be exposed to the UV light to harden.  If you are trying to bond to opaic parts together (like plastic or metal), it doesn't work at all.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:35 AM

Note that there is also a thread on this stuff in the Tools forum, above.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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