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Instructions are included with every Tech-Bond kit.


If your repair is a non-polymer, i.e. wood, metal, porcelain, resins, fiberglass, bake lite, acrylics, leather, vinyl, etc., please go to Molecular Bonding, Tips for detailed instructions.

A detailed "How to" list on how to bond each polymer appears below.  Organized alphabetically.  Descriptions of how to bond particular poly plastic items, such as dentures and plastic gasoline tanks appear farther down on the page.

As we constantly hear from our clients, the Tech-Bond System "does what we say it does".  But much of what Tech-Bond does defies experience, especially concerning the bonding of polymers.  Hundreds of Tech-Bond kits have been sold to make repairs on things like dentures, cell phones, power tools, car plastics, poly tanks ... all kinds of polymers in all kinds of ways ... and we haven't had one user come back and tell us that the "system" did not work.

These repairs have saved people hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

But, as the saying goes, "seeing is believing".  We would appreciate your help in showing that Tech-Bond works.  If you have a digital camera, please take "before" and "after" pictures of your project and we will post them on our website.  

Thank you for your interest.
 

"How to" list for polymers, organized alphabetically

Core Issue when bonding polymers:
  Surface area versus the amount of stress applied to the bonded surface area.   Explanation:  If you have a 1 square inch of surface area, you will have an incredibly strong, virtually unbreakable bond.  If you have a thin but long piece of poly, you will not be able to pull or twist them apart.  But if you grab the poly strip at the ends and try to snap the piece - an action you would not take with a new piece of poly because the poly would stretch - the laws of physics dictate that the strip will snap.

Glue ABS - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

ABS is a copolymer which has different formulas.  With some formulations where there is more co than polymer, the Poly Prep is not needed.  Most ABS formulation  do require the Poly Prep, so saturate the ABS surface with the Poly Prep then glue whatever the formulation.  Using the Poly Prep will not harm the material, if the ABS is not primarily a polymer.
See:  Glue Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Glue Delrin® - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

A copolymer developed by DuPont, Delrin® is an acetel resin commonly found in plumbing, modeling and other industries.

Glue HDPE - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives.  
 
High density polyethylene is a linear polymer used for cutting boards, marine application, piping and other commercial applications.
Also: See Glue high density polyethylene

Glue Lexan®Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives.

Lexan® is a virtually unbreakable thermoplastic that has a very high dietetic strength, meaning that it doesn't break down easily when exposed to heat, humidity, et al.  Because of its strength, Lexan®  is used in building the fighting machines you've seen on TV.
 Also:  See Glue Polycarbonate  
 
Glue Mylar® - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Mylar® is a metalized polyester film used for food storage, to reflect sunlight on windows and other commercial application.  Mylar® and the other films mentioned are trade names for Dupont products.
Also: See glue Melinex®, or glue Teijin®, or glue Tetoron®, or glue Teonex®.

Glue Nylon, Glue Nylon 6,6, Glue Nylon 6,12, Glue Nylon 7.7 - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

The first polymer, nylon was developed in 1935.  There are many varieties of Nylon, a few of which do not require surface priming with our poly prep.  

Note:  In a number of applications, Nylon's have a coating.  If the nylon is not white, it is coated. Remington Nylons are an example of a product that uses coated nylon.  When the nylon is coated, it will have to aggressively roughed for the Tech-Bond system to work.


Glue PE - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

PE is short for polyethylene.  Polyethylene is used on cars, boats, farm equipment, ATV's, cameras, computers, printers, cell phones, etc.

Note:  In a number of applications, PE's have a coating.  If the PE is not white, it is coated. Laptop computers are an example of a product that uses coated PE.  When the PE is coated, it will have to aggressively roughed for the Tech-Bond system to work.
Also:  Glue polyethylene, glue polyethylene foam, glue car plastics, glue computer plastic, glue plastic, glue boat plastic.

Glue PET - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) and is a thermoplastic polymer resin.  Used most commonly in clothing and bottles natural PET or PETE comes in clear or cloudy.
Also:  See glue PETE, glue polyethylene terephthalate, glue bottle plastic

Glue Plastic - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives.   If the plastic is a resin or acrylic plastic, using the Poly Prep will not hinder the gluing process.  With resin and acrylic plastics, the Poly Prep is not needed to achieve a structural bond.

Glue Polycarbonate -
Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives.

Used in everything from bulletproof plastic of CD's, polycarbonates are derived from rigid monomers and, characteristically, have high temperature resistance, impact resistance and optical properties, i.e., transparency.   For all of its impact strength, polycarbonates are easily scratched.
Also: Glue Makrolon®, glue Lexan®, glue Zelux®
 
Glue Polyester - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Like many polymers, polyester or polyethylene terephthalate (PET)  has a petroleum base.  PETG, also known as glycolised polyester, is used in the production of cards... Polyester film (PETF) is a semi-crystalline film used in many applications such as videotape, high quality packaging, professional photographic printing, X-ray film, floppy disks, etc. Polyester is one of the most versatile polymers.
Also:  Glue PET, glue polyethylene terephthalate, glue PETG, glue PETF.

Glue PolyethyleneRough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Polyethylene is the most widely used plastic in the world.  As with all polymers, it gains its strength through cross branching of the polymer chains.
Also: Glue PE, glue polyethylene foam, glue car plastics, glue computer plastic, glue plastic, glue boat plastic.

Glue Polymers - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives.  

Polymers include both natural and synthetic materials with an array of chemical and physical properties.  Synthetic polymers are today's building blocks.

Glue Polypropylene - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives.

Polypropylene's (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer which is stiff, has good tensile strength and is resistant to acids, alkalies and solvents.  PP’s low density gives it a cost advantage over other thermoplastic polymers and make polypropylene suitable for applications that are weight and cost conscious.
Also:  Glue PP

Glue Polystyrene - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Polystyrene is a synthetic polymer created from erethylene and benzine that can be injected, extruded, or blow molded.  Styrofoam is the most common polystyrene, But there are a number of other formulations.  The radio control hobby uses an array of polystyrenes.
Also:  Glue styrofoamNote:  Styrofoam is an open cell foam.  Open cell foam require a foam safe glue, such as Tech-Bond's Foam Safe Bonding Agent.

Glue Polyurethane
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Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Polyurethane is a polymer which has an array of uses.  Polyurethane might be hard like a number of plastics, but also can be squishy like foam.  IN some formulations, polyurethane is liquid and can be used as a protective coating, or it can be rubbery and also used as a coating.  Another formulation has the polyurethane being   sticky and used as a glue or caulk.  

Glue PP - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Structurally, PP or Polypropylene is a vinyl polymer that does not absorb water and has a very higher resistance to heat then other polymers, such as polyethylene.  Because it is easy to make colored polypropylene, PP is often used to make the indoor/outdoor carpet used at swimming pools and putt-putts. 
Also:  Glue Polypropylene

Glue Silicone Rubber - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Silicone Rubber is the hardest polymer to glue.  Roughing the silicone surface is essential to achieving a permanent bond and then thoroughly saturating that surface with the Poly Prep.  Once the material is bonded, let cure for a minimum of 24 hours.

Glue Starboard - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Starboard is the name for a polymer that is described as marine grade/  It was designed to withstand the constant punishment of sun, salt, water, and weather.  The manufacturer of starboard will insist that it can't be glued.  Our clients will dispute that.

Glue Teflon®
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Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Teflon®, also know as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluorapolymer and is used in numerous applications including cookware.   Teflon is brand name of DuPont for a ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) compound. 
Also: Glue polytetrafluoroethylene, glue PTFE

Glue UHMW - Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

UHMW stands for ultra high molecular weight and has the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic.  Also known as UHMWPE, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene or high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE) or high-performance polyethylene (HPPE), UHMW is moisture absorption, has a very low friction ratio, is self-lubricating, and resists abrasion.   
Also:  Glue UHMWPE, glue high-modulus polyethylene, glue HMPE, glue high-performance polyethylene, glue HPPE

Glue UHMWPE -
Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

All UHMW's are UHMWPE's, which are a type of polyolefin.  UHMWPE's are  made up of extremely long chains of polyethylene, all aligned in the same direction and derive their strength from the length of each polymer chain.
Also:  Glue UHMW, glue high-modulus polyethylene, glue HMPE, glue high-performance polyethylene, glue HPPE

Click on the link
below to purchase one of the kits that will allow you to do the polymers. 

http://www.shop.tech-bond.net/product.sc?productId=25&categoryId=11


If you have any further questions please call 877 565 7225.

How to glue your particular item.  Please see below: 

Issues when bonding polymers
Number one issue is the amount of surface area to be bonded.  Often poly plastics are thin.  Repairs will have excellent tensile and shear strength, but if you have a long thin piece of poly, you won't be able to pull it apart, but you can snap it.  Thin pieces of poly can be reinforced. 
The good news is that poly's usually don't warp when broken, so they will fit flush for the repair.  That flush fit is essential to achieving a strong, lasting bond.
Call 877 565 7225 to discuss your repair.  

Glue Cell Phones and Accessories
Cell phones usually break at the corners, or have the silicone rubber start to peel off.  Either repair is rather easy with the Tech-Bond system.  Call 877 565 7225 to discuss your repair.
Instructions for gluing cell phone plastic:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Glue Delrin Handrails on Train Engines
Delrin is a UHMW and can be glued rather easily by the following directions.  Call 877 565 7225 to discuss your repair.
Instructions for gluing delrin handrails:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Glue Dentures
Plates for dentures are a poly.  The issue of concern is that the plate is very thin, but the plate, once inserted does not get much stress.  Be careful when handling the repaired denture so that it doesn't break because of the thinness of the bond, but because of the bonds location, don't run a bead along the seam to increase the strength of the join. 
Call 877 565 7225 to discuss your repair. 
Instructions for gluing dentures:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Glue Refrigerator Plastics
Once broken, refrigerator shelves should be reinforced.  Call 877 565 7225 to discuss your repair.
Instructions for gluing refrigerator plastics:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Glue Gasoline Tanks
Tech-Bond's structural adhesives are impervious to gasoline.  If the leak is at a seam, the repair will need to be reinforced.  Because of its exposure to oil, dirt, etc., the tank surface will need to be aggressively roughed.  Call 877 565 7225 to discuss your repair.
Instructions for gluing gasoline tanks:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Glue Nylon Gun Stocks and Glue Plastic Gun Stocks, Glue Gun Handles
Nylon and plastic gun stocks and handles can be easy or can be difficult.  The issue is what caused the break.  If the crack or break was caused by recoil and/or the forces generated by firing, then the repair, in all probability, will not hold up.  If the break was caused by accident, then the repair will last.
Instructions for gluing nylon stocks, gluing plastic gun stocks, gluing gun handles:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Glue Poly Tanks 
Poly tanks are used for a lot of different items.  Caustic solutions and strong acids will break down our structural adhesives.  Anything else will probably not affect the bond.  Cracks at seams will be to be reinforced.  Call 877 565 7225 to discuss your repair.
Instructions for gluing poly tanks:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Glue Power Tool Plastic 
The issue is what caused the break.  If the crack or break was caused by recoil and/or the forces generated by usage, then the repair, in all probability, will not hold up.   If the break was caused by accident, then the repair will last. 

Instructions for gluing dentures:  Rough the surface with steel wool or sand paper for maximum strength, spray Tech-Bond's Poly Prep, let dry and glue with one of our structural adhesives. 

Click on the link below to purchase one of the kits that will allow you to do the polymers. 

http://www.shop.tech-bond.net/product.sc?productId=25&categoryId=11

If you have any further questions please call 877 565 7225.
 

 

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