08-28-2010, 02:42 PM #5 ohioriverrailway. It melts the plastic a bit, and makes a very strong, waterproof joint. But I also freely admit MEK is nasty stuff. after finding out about the Tenax 7R i use than almost exclusively now, it is awesome stuff. I believe Tenax is Methylene Chloride whereas MEK is Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Personally, I'm way out of the norm here and use straight Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) right out of the can. I used to recommend MEK in quart tins from the hardware store as an economical, excellent styrene glue. The Technical Stuff. FREE Shipping. My "glue" of choice for styrene is not glue at all. Therefore, any solvent that will dissolve styrene will also weld styrene. Getting back to guitars, instead of using the binding adhesive I mentioned previously, guitar repair techs will often glue the plastic binding back with some version of white glue. Since it is a strong solvent, I don't recommend it for everybody, but it's by far the best I've used for styrene. Get it as soon as Thu, Dec 24. If you are building with styrene, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) works great. It does not bond to metal or glass. If it should somehow get clogged anyway, just use a … The applicator tube shouldn't clog, the solvents just evaporate. The great thing about using it is that you can slop it on a joint and it's drawn into the joint by capillary action and welds the styrene pieces together. I recently purchased some Styrene sheets, and am now shopping around for welding cement. bottles of cement, but they seem quite expensive. 33-48 of 194 results for "mek glue" Price and other details may vary based on size and color. Since ABS has styrene in it too, the airplane glue will make a fusion joint with the styrene parts. A quart of MEK can be found at many hardware stores for $10 or so. = Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene This is a common thermoplastic which is rather easy to bond. Arrives before Christmas. It just flashes off if left alone. Solvents that have a similar organic structure can help break down, the components of the plastic. Use a disposable brush of suitable width, and simply paint the gluing surface of the styrene with MEK, then coat the wood with contact cement and then the styrene - most of the MEK will have softened the surface of the styrene, and the rest will have evapourated. Unlike liquid MEK which dries before you place the parts together, this cement allows a little time for part placement and alignment although it … Many others will work. A mild coating of acetone or Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) can bring printed printed parts to a high gloss finish, and can reduce/eliminate print layer ridges. Titebond H6838 - III Ultimate Wood Glue, 16 oz. I'm also a big fan of using lacquer thinner for glue. it worked quite effectively. They only stock the MEK substitute now. 100% reactive. More Buying Choices $14.89 (4 new offers) RH Adhesives HH-66 PVC Vinyl Cement with Brush 32 Ounce. 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Serviceable from -80°F to +500°F. If you are seeing weakened plastic, you're probably applying too much solvent. Good flow properties. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. posted by scruss at 2:49 PM on January 16, 2013 Light-cure cyanoacrylate is an adhesive technology introduced to the United States in 1998 that combines the benefits of cyanoacrylates and light-curing acrylics. Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) uses in preparing catalysts, antioxidants, polyurethane, vinyl resin, acrylic resin, alkyd resin, phenolic resin, and magnetic tape. Join Date: Jan 2008. Moderate viscosity. The thin liquid glues seem to be the most popular and set up quickly. It's a solvent, called MEK (which stands for Methyl Ethyl Ketone), and is sold in hardware stores in pints, quarts, and even gallons. Lots of us like to use MEK as the glue. While bonding ABS can be done with a variety of types of plastic adhesives (plastic glues), a few of the most common include cyanoacrylate, 2 component epoxy, structural acrylic, and UV curable adhesives. Many glues are Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) with some additives to make it slower setting up and dissolving the styrene. Methyl ethyl ketone uses also includes the plant extraction and azeotropic distillation. I got the last quart can at my local ACE last year. High performance adhesive/sealant/coating. Thing is hitting the right mix - lacquer thinner is a very generic term and not all of them do a good job for glueing styrene. One can get a lifetime supply of MEK at hardware stores fairly cheaply but please use in a well ventilated area and very sparingly. Methyl ethyl ketone is an important refine raw chemical material. The solvents melt a small layer of the plastic, as the solvent evaporates, the plastic resolidifies and you have a bond. 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It's my favorite "glue" for styrene. It has a strong odor that can fill your workspace if you’re not careful. It's inexpensive, wicks into joints, and the solvent action seems to provide a strong bond. 50ml bottle of mek weld Works on styrene sheet, abs, hips, flexible PVC or polystyrene (not foam), slower drying than polyweld and works on a smaller range of plastics, ideal for airfix type model construction. ELMERS 2024691 Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 32 Ounces - Great for Making Slime & Washable Translucent Color Glue, Great For Making Slime, Assorted Colors, 5 Ounces Each, 4 Count, 5 Oz. Find In Store SDS/TDS Technical Info About Cement Adhesives The full range of Testors cements … There's a problem loading this menu right now. Outstanding resistance to acids, bases, petrochemicals, water. $13.91 $ 13. Amazon's Choice for mek glue. PVC or Hypalon Version Available, Plastruct 00003 White Bondene Cement 2 ox. 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