Gluing Versatile Plastic?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by NarrowGaugeCreations, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Has anyone had success gluing to white versatile plastic, or any of the other nylon plastics?

    I am designing something that is relatively simple to which other more detailed things will be attached. Versatile plastic would work fine and save cost, but I am worried that the other detail parts will not attach well. I can design it such that there will mostly be mechanical connections to handle shear loads, but would still need some kind of adhesive to hold it in place.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. Vortical
    Vortical Well-Known Member
    I have tried and tried. No such luck.
     
  3. Temjin2
    Temjin2 Member
    not even super glue? strange...
     
  4. Spitfire2865
    Spitfire2865 Well-Known Member
    Ive used superglue and 2 part epoxies to great effect with nylon parts.
    It helps greatly to have some mechanical joint, as well as sanding and pregluing the section. As the nylon material is so porous, by soaking some glue into the part first seals up the material some and allows your real joint to not be wicked away. Works similar to gluing wood along its end grain.
     
  5. Temjin2
    Temjin2 Member
    Spitfire2865, That's interesting, I have a lot of runner parts I can do some testing. Never thought glue them can be such a pain.
     
  6. Freakazoitt
    Freakazoitt Well-Known Member
    I tried to glue plastic parts on it but it all fallen
     
  7. AGAH
    AGAH Member
    2 part epoxy always works for me .