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Re: [bolger] Re: PL Premium

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  • Rennie Archibald
    I m experimenting with the caulking tube version of PL Premium. Did some tests... wood to wood. The wood broke and the joint did not. Glued a wooden block
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2000
      I'm experimenting with the caulking tube version of PL Premium. Did some
      tests... wood to wood. The wood broke and the joint did not. Glued a
      wooden block to plexiglass with PL and epoxy. The epoxy gave way after
      hitting it with a hammer but the PL did not. Am using it to glue wooden
      mounting blocks to my fiberglass hulled Columbia. It hasn't failed yet, but
      it's used in low stress areas. I'm planning to put together a Teal with it
      as an experiment. Will keep the group informed.

      Rennie


      >From: "C. O'Donnell" <dadadata@...>
      >Reply-To: bolger@egroups.com
      >To: bolger@egroups.com
      >Subject: [bolger] Re: PL Premium
      >Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 23:02:08 -0000
      >
      >
      > > testing or used the boat yet. Takes a while (days or weeks in cold
      > > weather) to harden. I think there is PL Premium Construction
      >Adhesive
      > > and then some other type or types.
      >
      >The PL polyurethane glue comes in a bottle. I've used it for various
      >things and it seems to work but I don't go whacking things with
      >hammers.
      >
      >I did make a test - an old brick, with a piece of okume glued to it,
      >and a "padeye" cut from a scrapped inflatable dinghy glued to that.
      >
      >It's all still in one piece. I use it as a ballast weight for sailing
      >models. The padeye is so when the model capsizes, the ballast doesn't
      >head for the bottom of the bay.
      >
      >There is a PL Polyurethane which comes in a large tube.
      >
      >There is also a PL which is 'construction adhesive' and seems to be
      >the
      >same sort of stuff as liquid nails (a must-avoid product, if you ask
      >me).
      >
      >PL also makes polyurethane caulking which runs about $4.50 for 10 oz,
      >comes in different colors, there is a 'housing grade' and a 'marine
      >grade' which are about a dime apart in price. I don't know what the
      >difference is; the contents seem identical.
      >
      >I am going to use this to caulk-glue the bottom onto a small (6ft)
      >model scow and see how it works.
      >
      >

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    • Gordon Couger
      Epoxy doesn t stick to Plexiglas. A hammer blow will always knock it loose. You might try running the blue part of the flame from a torch over the Plexiglas
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 30, 2000
        Epoxy doesn't stick to Plexiglas. A hammer blow will always
        knock it loose. You might try running the blue part of the flame
        from a torch over the Plexiglas very fast so it doesn't mark the
        Plexiglas and see if epoxy will stick then. The flame changes
        the chemistry of the surface of some plastics so epoxy or any
        other glue will stick better.

        Gordon

        Gordon Couger gcouger@...

        Stillwater, OK www.couger.com/gcouger
        405 624-2855 GMT -6:00
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Rennie Archibald" <shineon2000@...>
        To: <bolger@egroups.com>
        Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 11:45 PM
        Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: PL Premium


        > I'm experimenting with the caulking tube version of PL Premium. Did some
        > tests... wood to wood. The wood broke and the joint did not. Glued a
        > wooden block to plexiglass with PL and epoxy. The epoxy gave way after
        > hitting it with a hammer but the PL did not. Am using it to glue wooden
        > mounting blocks to my fiberglass hulled Columbia. It hasn't failed yet,
        but
        > it's used in low stress areas. I'm planning to put together a Teal with
        it
        > as an experiment. Will keep the group informed.
        >
        > Rennie
        >
        >
        > >From: "C. O'Donnell" <dadadata@...>
        > >Reply-To: bolger@egroups.com
        > >To: bolger@egroups.com
        > >Subject: [bolger] Re: PL Premium
        > >Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 23:02:08 -0000
        > >
        > >
        > > > testing or used the boat yet. Takes a while (days or weeks in cold
        > > > weather) to harden. I think there is PL Premium Construction
        > >Adhesive
        > > > and then some other type or types.
        > >
        > >The PL polyurethane glue comes in a bottle. I've used it for various
        > >things and it seems to work but I don't go whacking things with
        > >hammers.
        > >
        > >I did make a test - an old brick, with a piece of okume glued to it,
        > >and a "padeye" cut from a scrapped inflatable dinghy glued to that.
        > >
        > >It's all still in one piece. I use it as a ballast weight for sailing
        > >models. The padeye is so when the model capsizes, the ballast doesn't
        > >head for the bottom of the bay.
        > >
        > >There is a PL Polyurethane which comes in a large tube.
        > >
        > >There is also a PL which is 'construction adhesive' and seems to be
        > >the
        > >same sort of stuff as liquid nails (a must-avoid product, if you ask
        > >me).
        > >
        > >PL also makes polyurethane caulking which runs about $4.50 for 10 oz,
        > >comes in different colors, there is a 'housing grade' and a 'marine
        > >grade' which are about a dime apart in price. I don't know what the
        > >difference is; the contents seem identical.
        > >
        > >I am going to use this to caulk-glue the bottom onto a small (6ft)
        > >model scow and see how it works.
        > >
        > >
        >
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