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Re: [cw_bugs] HB plex bug

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  • Walter - K5EST
    ............................... .......top reply........... .............................. Hi Richard......Mr. RotoBug (great stuff) OK will look for some
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 3, 2008
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      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 2 of 6 , Oct 9, 2008
        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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