Introduction: Bondic How-To - Glasses Nose Pad Repair
Have you ever lost a nose pad off your favourite pair of glasses? Now there is no need to replace the entire pair because you can literally rebuild the piece from scratch using Bondic's unique ability to create plastic!
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Bondic® is the World's First pocket 3D liquid plastic welder that allows you to fix, fill, mold, and even build almost anything. It will only solidify when you cure it with the included UV LED light, so you control the drying time. Once the UV light hits, it only takes 4 seconds to harden with no pressure needed and it will not stick to your skin. Keep in mind that Bondic® is NOT A GLUE and should not be used like one. It literally is a welding tool that uses a unique formula to build new plastic around two objects instead of “gluing” two flat surfaces together. Think of Bondic® closer to that of a 3D printer, creating new material where it has been lost. Additionally, for Bondic® to stick onto surfaces, it needs to be rough to allow the Bondic® fluid to seep into the pores of said objects and literally “grab” onto them when cured. We always like to think of Bondic as like gripping something with your hands. If you are trying to grab onto a smooth surface it will be really difficult to do so. But if the surface is rough, you can get a much better grip.
Step 1: Apply Bondic
The steps are fairly simple.
Start off with a small drop on the metal holder that the nose pad broke off of. Do not worry if you did not put the Bondic fluid in the right position, Bondic will only harden if exposed to the UV light, so you have lots of time to get it right!
Once you have the fluid in the right spot, shine the UV light and watch it harden in seconds! Keep applying Bondic in small layers, roughly 0.5mm at a time. Bondic will always cure to itself, the bond is so cohesive that every layer you make will fuse into one solid piece, just make sure you are not curing more than the recommended amount above at a time because the light will not be able to penetrate through.
One trick to use to make sure it is fully cured is to simply tap the end of the light against the drop you are shining the light on, if the light does not stick then it is 100% hard plastic now. Keep building the Bondic material layer by layer (like a 3D printer) until you have created the desired shape of the nose pad.
- Do not worry if the shape is not perfect, you can fix this later! Do not worry if you cured too big of a Bondic "blob" you can easily use a nail file and shave it down to the exact shape you want!
Step 2: Shape the Bondic Material
In the case of the video, I managed to build the nose pad shape perfectly without having to sand it down.
If this is not the case for you, simply take a nail file or sand paper and start shaping the new nose pad to fit your nose perfectly!