What would be the best way to glue plastic to glass?? I have some Epoxy but I don't know if that would hold.
Topic by Mr. TiKi | last reply
Hello! First topic. :) I'm trying to make a waterproof cover out of an army poncho for the Base of my mobility scooter. I'm having trouble joining the material. I've tried hot glue, duct tape and strong adhesive with no joy. Any ideas? It's for a parade tomorrow so I'm kinda up against it. Cheers!
Topic by crank_girl | last reply
I have some paper pieces that I laminated with a laminating machine - so it has that smooth tough glossy plastic shielding all around it. I want to glue the laminated paper together and nothing seems to hold so far. I have tried roughening up the parts to be glued with a file and super glue - no good. I've tried "Tacky Glue" - nothing. I also tried heating up the surfaces to be glued with a hot knife in an attempt to roughen it up and then glue it - not working. I thought heat might work, but I don't have a way to administer the heat to the areas without causing damage Staples work, but they mar the aesthetics - and in some places I don't have a long enough stapler to reach where I need the connection. Thanks for any info -foo
Question by foobear | last reply
I have some coins from various countries that I have visited and would love to make use of them. I would like to create a bowl using all of the coins but have not found a glue strong enough to keep them together. Could anyone please assist? I have attached an image of what I would like to create
Topic by Hurleysamson | last reply
Hi everyone, Looking for a bit of advice, I found an old cow hide suitcase and bought some vintage style adhesive luggage labels. Only question is how to I stop them peeling off. Can I varnish over the whole thing? If so what kind of varnish? I’m worried about damaging the already pretty shabby leather case. Is there a special kind of adhesive I should have used rather than relying on the stickiness of the labels?
Question by KateH56 | last reply
I'm getting a cargo trike soon that I'm going to heavily customize (picture of model linked, but mine is new) Thing is, I don't want the usual spray job on the cargo trunk that I'm going to do on the rest of my trike. I want prints on the outer cargo trunk, and I was wondering if it is feasible to spray adhesive some fabric on, and then clear coat it a few times? I'm wondering if anybody know if the fabric would stay on and if it'd be weatherproof? (I'm from the tropics so it's rain, shine, mud and humidity) Also, do I have to prepare the metal beforehand? Scuffing etc Thanks in advance for helping out~
Topic by maruneko | last reply
I want to take standard 2-liter soda bottle and join a few of them together into a short column. The seam or joint needs to be able to hold together and be air-tight and withstand some pressure. I want to submerge the bottles in the water, and so the joints must be able to withstand the forces against the outside of the bottles. Anyone tried fusing the edges together again; like cutting the bottoms off of two bottles and joining the two cut edges together to form a double length bottle? If so, how did you do it? Any special equipment? Thanks in advance!
Question by Anim8ed | last reply
I was working on a project and i needed help. What is the best type of glue to glue glitter on plastic. What is the best sealer? I was thinking mod podge but i was wondering if i can use it for the glue and sealer. Any advice?
Question by Ilovepandas123 | last reply
Hi, I'm designing a delta style 3d printer from scratch while trying to use only laser cut acrylic sheets and aluminium extrusions. The entire design is based on the T Bolt construction idea. But there are a few parts that simply need to be glued together. I'm trying to avoid using such joints in load bearing areas but there are a few areas where this is becoming difficult such as the carriage. I'd like to know if i can safely glue the laser cut parts together with out the entire thing falling apart and if yes what kind of glue should I look for? Blckthng
Question by blckthng | last reply
I am a bit stuck and usually this does not happen too often :(Got a lazy Susan with two glass plates and the bearing sitting in two aluminium disks.The thing still works fine but the plates were never really centered properly.Starts to drive me nuts that it is always "wobbling"...My first attempt was to figure out if the glue might just be hot glue, so I gently heated it all up.Was a not go but didn't expect it to be that simple.Next try was to use some clay around the aluminum disk and then fill the dam with acetone to dissolve the glue.It did not even soften it a bit :(To make it complete I also tried it with Methye Ethyl Ketone as it never failed me but it seems the glue used is chemical resistant.In terms of echanic tried with a thin bladed tool but can't get it into the non existing gap between glass and aluminium.And even braided fishing line seems to fail as after about 20 minutes of trying to get in the glue I got nowhere.My last resort would now be to put it in the oven and slowly heat it up until the glue fails.Problem is that I highly doubt the Lazy Susan is meant to tolerate this and that it will crack.There is also the bearing and possible grease to consider as I have no clue yet whether or not I can take the disks apart to get to the bearing.Is there any good idea or tip that I missed that I can try before risking to heat it up?In case you wonder: The disk is about 5mm out of center...
Question by Downunder35m | last reply
Scientists studying small insects need ways to assign a unique ID to each bug. Two of the most common methods they use are A) manually painting small color patterns onto the thorax (and sometimes head and abdomen) of the insect, and B) gluing a small tag(number, qr code, RFID chip) to the thorax. These techniques are very effective, but SUPER TIME CONSUMING. It can take a trained student about 5 minutes to paint each ant or bee (and they need to paint thousands). I want to help them out by decreasing the amount of man power needed to give a unique ID to each insect. My thoughts were to make a device where an insect could walk into a tube of designated size (exact bee space at the entrance of a bee hive for instance), have its presence sensed, maybe prevent it's forward or backward motion for a short while, and have a device that attaches a tag or paints a unique pattern onto the insect. You can see some of my initial thoughts in the scanned picture below. HIGH RES HERE My question is about good places to start in building this contraption, or if anyone has good or simple . The thresholds are quite small for the insects (bees are maybe 1/8-1/4 inch wide), and we need to be exact where we attach the tag so as not to hurt the poor critters or alter their behavior. I am handy with an arduino and simple servos and can incorporate computer vision from an android phone into the mix with the ADK First elaborate or super cool response gets gifted a 3 month pro membership! (that lovely ant pic used as an example is by amazing photographer Alex Wild, the other is when you google "honeybee RFID")
Question by blorgggg | last reply
I found an art box at a thrift store. From the logo and wood, I'm guessing it's from the 50's or earlier. The finish isn't plastic. The joints are loose and the top piece is coming away from the sides of the lid. What are the steps for putting it back together? Gluing and clamping comes to mind, but how does one get the glue into the cracks? The partitions are glued in. The partition spaces aren't ideal. Is there a fairly easy way to un-glue them so they could be rearranged?
Question by mole1 | last reply
I am gluing black pvc sheet - I presume its pvc, although not 100% certain, it has that distinctive 'new beach ball' smell to it. I'm prototyping right now, and I want to do more stuff like this - and will likely post an instructable - trouble is it walks a fine line of 'family friendly'/sfw. Either way; I used Lepage Flexible Plastic adhesive. It worked quite well, and has proven to be quite strong and flexible so far...Works like a contact cement, but stays very flexible. No mention on the packaging exactly what type of glue it is though. My question: What type of glue is this? Characteristic acetone volatile smell, works like contact cement. Package says apply, let dry to touch ~10-30 minutes then close surfaces. I find it's dry to the touch within a minute or three. (extremely dry climate + warm room I was working in). Rationale: It's expensive, 4 bucks for 30mL, and I'd rather have a can-container to dip a brush in. At the hardware store they have plain-ol contact cement, but the transparent/flexible aspect of this is must. Thanks in advance!
Question by frollard | last reply
I'm wondering if I could take a piezo speaker, glue it to the bottom of a make-shift gramophone horn, and wire it directly to the RCA output cable of a turntable. Would this blow the piezo speaker? And I'm not sure if it's called a piezo speaker or not, but it's the small, flat circle, I think it may be called a piezo element.
Question by josh1324 | last reply
I'm making keys for a SteamPunk Keyboard and I'm not sure what type of glue would be best for gluing the key shafts to the backs of the new keys. Do you have any helpful information? Thanks, Win Guy UPDATE: Thanks, everyone! I ended up using "E-6000". You can see the completed Instructable here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simpler-Steampunk-Keyboard-Win-Guy-Style/ Cheers! Win Guy
Question by Win Guy | last reply
I have a picture that has items that are hot glued to a piece of wood. I need to remove the items without damaging anything else on that picture. It is not a photogragh picture but a piece of art that is about 40 years old. We have tried to just gentley remove some of the items glued without success, thinking that it might work being that old (it didn't work).So if anyone who has worked with hot glue guns could help I would greatly appreciate it. While I use alot of different mediums for crafting, I have never used hot glue guns.(I am too afraid of getting burned- I am somewhat of a clutz sometimes (:.) Thanks so very much. I can furnish more details if needed. Just let me know what exactly what you need to know. Thank so much.
Question by Cindygshep | last reply
I have a project in mind which I want to line with a food safe material. After some consideration It boiled down to just using pieces cut from a zip lock bag and cotton material. I'm going to hem the 2 materials together but don't want the zip lock material slouching and separating from the cotton material in the middle. If I used a spray adhesive for fabric to adhere the zip lock material flat to the cotton will the adhesive show through the zip lock liner? I want it to look clear so cotton material shows through the plastic like laminated cotton but don't want to use that material. Any ideas or product suggestions? Thanks.
Question by lexpres61 | last reply
I want to do the air restrictor mod for my nerf night finder but the all of the parts of the barrel are glued together. How do i get it apart?
Question by DBMods | last reply
Hi,I'm from Indonesia.I've just bought a new mainboard for my personal computer and I want to install my old heatsink fan processor from my old mainboard. The problem is that I cannot remove the backplate which is stuck/glued with adhesive tape from my old mainboard. Has anybody got ideas to solve my problem,please? Thanks Prasetyo
My study association builds land yacht for own use. One of them, which was broken and outdated, recently is renovated such that it can be displayed next to the room of the board of the study association. The sail we use for it is an original DN ice-yacht sail about 40 years old. For the looks we, and our faculty mechanical engineering, decided we should add logo's of our association and the TU/e on the sail. This is done, but now rises the problem. The new logo's/letters don't look right, way to young. How can we age the new fabric to the correct looks?
Question by ruudcreates | last reply
I purchased a small zodiak inflatable that needs work (yes I got it for a great price). The end of the inflatable tubes have come off and an our lock has separated. I have looked online and most places say that it is hard to impossible to repair outside a professional shop, I tend to disagree. But I have been wrong before. The boat is older and is likely PVC (looks like canvas covered in rubber). I was also wondering if it is possible to place a tube inside the float tube of the boat - or is this redundant?
Question by gates1132 | last reply
How can i remove the little disk of metal mesh from the center of my plastic speaker grilles without splitting or badly damaging the plastic? I have component speakers for my project as thats all i could source, but for lack of space i want to effectively convert them back to coaxial by removing the mesh disk and mounting the tweeters in the resulting hole. EDIT: finally got to a computer where i could add images. In the meantime i decided the best way to solve my dilemma was attacking it with a dremel (clearly the safest option... ¬¬), against all odds this has appeared to have worked though...
Question by ambientvoid | last reply
I'm trying to epoxy two pieces of metal together, I'm mixing the epoxy the right way but once it hardens the piece breaks off, any suggestions? I'm gluing this flat piece of metal to the nut that's glued on the viewfinder. The nut stays on the viewfinder with the same epoxy so I'm confused about why the other metals won't adhere, should I sand the pieces first? By the way I photographed the wrong side of the flat piece, the side showing has prongs, the other side is flat, the flat side gets glued to the nut. This is a viewfinder from an old Mamiya press camera, not sure what kind of metal it is.
Question by buffysissy1 | last reply
What kind of materials/repetitive elements/items can you use on a surface with a gluing material inbetween to decorate it and look luxurious?Check my pinterest folder, I want to make a parametric/curved wall ( https://i.pinimg.com/564x/34/e4/04/34e4045e39debc... ) and put plaster on it and some bounding agent to attach the repetitive elements https://i.pinimg.com/564x/34/e4/04/34e4045e39debc... what can I use?
Topic by DIAGONALLIS | last reply
I want to be able to re-use these for dry food storage and am thinking snaps would be the best method. How to? Better methods?
Question by pchs72 | last reply
I am interested in, possibly, finding a special kind of tape that can bond metal together. Where could I find such a tape? So, instead of using glue or epoxy to bond metal together, are there special kinds of tapes that could do this? Perhaps a special kind of duct tape?
Question by coolcarl89 | last reply
Ok my whammy bar recently broke meaning it would'nt spring back. the way I fixed it was I glued a spring on the inside of the whammy bars flat part on the inside and glued the other end of that spring to the back of the inside and it worked quite well.
Topic by the_burrito_master
Hi all, I am modifying a car alternator to a PMG .The winding system is 3 phases the diodes are still connected to have a DC voltage and the rotor circuit has thrown away. The rotor have been machined and a steel pipe is weld on it to adjust the diameter.On the surface of the steel pipe I glue the 14 N42 (20x10x2.5 mm) magnets N & S pole alternately to have 7 pair of N&S poles.The number of poles is 14/ph.I am not getting good result at 1150 rpm it gives 15 volts & at 1450 rpm --> 20 volts.But i need around 15 Volts at 300 rpm how could I get it? Please advise magnet arrangement note that gap between magnets and stator is about 2mm. Hasen
Question by hasenbaksh | last reply
Can anyone tell me how to make a book that is glued open that you put a nice verse on and display? I've seen them and would like to make one!?
I'm using a ludwig with skins that are glued to flesh hoops and the flesh hoops are tightened with wooden rims. i need to reskin one of the flesh hoops and i'm not sure how to do it!
I salvaged a mallet with a split handle. The split followed the wood grain but extended down the length of the handle. I've glued it and clamped it. My highschool shop teacher told me once that glue is stronger than wood.
Question by firehorse | last reply
The stone attached to one of my husbands tie tacks came off--it was glued on. I think the reason it came off is that he was out in the cold a lot that day. Does this sound reasonable? Is there a glue out there somewhere that is not effected by temperatures? Thanks in advance!
Question by gemjunkie | last reply
Hello, I'm working on a project and I really need to make a glue for gluing powdered seashells (CaCo3 basically), this glue has to be non-toxic, waterproof and moldable. Please help me!!!!!!
Question by OnatA2 | last reply
I am working on building a 10 hp hovercraft similar to the one published on 10 hp hovercraft. But i wanted to build it from scratch. could I use 2 tractor tires cut and glued back together.
Question by rocketman20 | last reply
My spouse washed a bunch of antique children’s china in the dishwasher. They were from a garage sale and he didn’t realize some had been glued back together. The glue must have broken down and melted during the wash. Now the dishwasher smells awful (like chemicals) along with everything that was washed in it. Do we need to replace it?
Question by kappamoma1 | last reply
Ryan McElhinney makes funky lamps and frames with lots of old action figures. They're all glued together in what looks like some battle royale and coated with one color for a unifying look. The results are pretty awesome. Check out the link below for more pictures. Ryan McElhinney via Neatorama
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
All of last night I drilled, filed, hollowed and glued togeather my flash drive car. I come on instructables to post it, but apparently I'm too late. Looking back, a plastic car might have been easier... anyways, heres a pic of mine, its a little banged up, but I like it:
Topic by sumplesnoob | last reply
Would it be possible to use Bare Paint or any other electrically conductive fluid as a substitute for ink in any inkjet printer. Then printing onto a thin piece of plastic, or even paper, then gluing it to plastic. I have no idea if this would be possible. It was just a random thought I had.
Topic by aprzy15 | last reply
I wonder if anyone has any suggestions on how to build a lamp that looks something like this (Perch Light by Umut Yamac). This one was made out of archival paper and solid state LEDs. I can't tell whether it's nothing but folded paper or has glued components.
Topic by talycat | last reply
Basically I need a thin, transparent, pressure switch which can be glued, or otherwise bound to a glass surface, and determine when something is resting on it. It only needs to be an electrical switch, and does not have to report the coordinates of the contact. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Question by FutbolFan | last reply
I'm putting the pipe system together for my solar thing, which needs to contain hot ethanol, not under significant pressure. What kind of sealant / adhesive can I use that won't dissolve in the ethanol? I'm gluing together mostly plastics like PVC, but also steel and aluminium.
Topic by SolarFlower_org | last reply
I was thinking of copying the game board and gluing it to a piece of metal. And then painting the "men" with magnetic paint, however, the paint is so pricey (especially if this doesn't work). I was hoping to find a way to make my own magnetic paint....or perhaps a different way to accomplish this. Any ideas?
Question by nieman565 | last reply