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Homemade epoxy alternative? Answered

Hey all, I need epoxt for many reasons, and for many reasons I cannon get/use it. So I am wondering... Does anyone know of a good homemade solution that is comparable to epoxy? It needs to harden to a really solid finish. Thanks!

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razzlekunai (author)2009-04-04

Superglue? :S I accidentally got some superglue on my desk, been impossible to take off ever since.

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Ehhhm... What do you need an epoxy alternative for?

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holding things together. Repairing a broken piece of PVC, to be exact.

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An Villain (author)I_am_Canadian2009-07-25

melted rubber-bands work nice (i use snapped #64s i have about 1 pound.

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Sharir1701 (author)An Villain2012-01-27

lol. that's what my friend does.

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I_am_Canadian (author)An Villain2009-07-26

Never would have thought of that. Ive got it sorted out now though.

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couldn't you just use some PVC primer to 'melt' the pipe back together?

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Oh. Super glue's your best bet, then.

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DISCLAIMER: If the PVC you're trying to fix breaks in two after applying it, and something horrible happens to you/your family/your guinea pig/your house, I am in NO way responsible. :D

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antidartan (author)I_am_Canadian2009-05-16

Super glue is not a good bet. It has good tensile strength but sheer strength isn't worth a damn

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Sharir1701 (author)2012-01-27

i have a friend that makes (flying, with remote) airplanes, and epoxy is necessary for it. he doesn't have any, and his parents won't let him buy some, so he uses melted bands. i actually give him the bands. i give him my torn #64s and #32s. you should try it if you haven't figured something out yet.

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~Vortex~ (author)2011-10-21

Try UHU Glue Tube.
http://www.uhu.com/en/products/all-purpose-adhesives.html

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hungyhipo 2 (author)2010-01-29

hot glue works but you have to smooth it out after you put it on

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