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Re: [cw_bugs] HB plex bug

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  • w9ya@qrparci.net
    Hey Walter and the gang; A *good* (well-stocked) hobby store should be able to offer advice and product to accomplish what you want. Often there will be
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 2, 2008
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      Hey Walter and the gang;

      A *good* (well-stocked) hobby store should be able to offer advice and
      product to accomplish what you want. Often there will be examples,
      sometimes hanging from the ceilings, of the results you can expect.

      BTW, this was a good question !

      Vy 72;

      Bob
      w9ya



      > Hi gang,
      >
      > Hope to get some direction on using glue to
      > laminate some plexiglass for a HB bug. The
      > lamination is for part of the arm and finger
      > knob pieces. Being able to sand down/smooth
      > the plex after the glue job is very important.
      >
      > I have tried expoxy (too many bubbles), contact
      > cement (which looks best), and acetone (bubbles
      > again). Acetone is supposed to do the melting
      > of the plastic but it is cloudy and looks.....
      > ....well, you know!
      >
      > The plex pieces were given to me and are 1/4 to
      > 3/8 inches thick, so its glue time.
      >
      > Thanks for your thoughts?
      >
      > 73....Walter - K5EST
      >
      >
    • Richard Meiss
      Hi, All - When I have had to glue smooth (polished) surfaces of Lucite together, I have found chloroform to work very well. Even with clear lucite there is no
      Message 2 of 6 , Oct 2, 2008
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        Hi, All -

             When I have had to glue smooth (polished) surfaces of Lucite together, I have found chloroform to work very well.  Even with clear lucite there is no sign of the bond between the two surfaces.  If the surfaces are not quite smooth, or if they are uneven, you can make a glue of lucite "sawdust" or filings dissolved in choroform until a syrupy consistence is reached.  Not sure where you can get chloroform - from the drugstore, maybe?

            73 de Rich, WB9LPU


        -----Original Message-----
        From: w9ya@...
        Sent: Oct 2, 2008 12:16 PM
        To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] HB plex bug

        Hey Walter and the gang;

        A *good* (well-stocked) hobby store should be able to offer advice and
        product to accomplish what you want. Often there will be examples,
        sometimes hanging from the ceilings, of the results you can expect.

        BTW, this was a good question !

        Vy 72;

        Bob
        w9ya

        > Hi gang,
        >
        > Hope to get some direction on using glue to
        > laminate some plexiglass for a HB bug. The
        > lamination is for part of the arm and finger
        > knob pieces. Being able to sand down/smooth
        > the plex after the glue job is very important.
        >
        > I have tried expoxy (too many bubbles), contact
        > cement (which looks best), and acetone (bubbles
        > again). Acetone is supposed to do the melting
        > of the plastic but it is cloudy and looks.....
        > ....well, you know!
        >
        > The plex pieces were given to me and are 1/4 to
        > 3/8 inches thick, so its glue time.
        >
        > Thanks for your thoughts?
        >
        > 73....Walter - K5EST
        >
        >

      • Walter - K5EST
        GM Bob and Gang, Bob, thanks for the Hobby Shop idea. There are none close to me so next time I go in towards the city I will have a list of them to visit.
        Message 3 of 6 , Oct 3, 2008
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          GM Bob and Gang,

          Bob, thanks for the Hobby Shop idea. There are none
          close to me so next time I go in towards the city
          I will have a list of them to visit. That would do
          me good to see what is new in the hobby cars/planes/
          trains etc. that would be of use in ham radio and
          building gear.

          Happy Friday....73....Walter - K5EST 
        • Walter - K5EST
          ............................... .......top reply........... .............................. Hi Richard......Mr. RotoBug (great stuff) OK will look for some
          Message 4 of 6 , Oct 3, 2008
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            ...............................
            .......top reply...........
            ..............................

            Hi Richard......Mr. RotoBug (great stuff)

            OK will look for some chloroform. They will probably make
            me sign for nearly anything that is not distilled water!
            Thanks for your fix idea!

            Happy Friday....73....Walter - K5EST





            --- On Thu, 10/2/08, Richard Meiss <wb9lpu@...> wrote:
            From: Richard Meiss <wb9lpu@...>
            Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] HB plex bug
            To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 11:56 AM

            Hi, All -

                 When I have had to glue smooth (polished) surfaces of Lucite together, I have found chloroform to work very well.  Even with clear lucite there is no sign of the bond between the two surfaces.  If the surfaces are not quite smooth, or if they are uneven, you can make a glue of lucite "sawdust" or filings dissolved in choroform until a syrupy consistence is reached.  Not sure where you can get chloroform - from the drugstore, maybe?

                73 de Rich, WB9LPU

             

          • Bill
            I use shoe goo. It is like a clear rubber cement, but dries harder. I have used it on clear plastics before with no discoloration. This stuff has another
            Message 5 of 6 , Oct 9, 2008
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              I use shoe goo. It is like a clear rubber cement, but dries harder. I
              have used it on clear plastics before with no discoloration. This
              stuff has another benefit, you can get remove it if you need to. I
              used it to glue some plexiglass to a piece of corian for a HB key. I
              scrapped that key out and the shoo goo came right off and I reused the
              corian again. Give it a try, it is good stuff to have around the shack.
              73, Bill NT9K
              http://www.nt9k.com


              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "k5est" <k5est@...> wrote:
              >
              > Hi gang,
              >
              > Hope to get some direction on using glue to
              > laminate some plexiglass for a HB bug. The
              > lamination is for part of the arm and finger
              > knob pieces. Being able to sand down/smooth
              > the plex after the glue job is very important.
              >
              > I have tried expoxy (too many bubbles), contact
              > cement (which looks best), and acetone (bubbles
              > again). Acetone is supposed to do the melting
              > of the plastic but it is cloudy and looks.....
              > ....well, you know!
              >
              > The plex pieces were given to me and are 1/4 to
              > 3/8 inches thick, so its glue time.
              >
              > Thanks for your thoughts?
              >
              > 73....Walter - K5EST
              >
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