Re: liquid cements for plastics
A&Y Dave in MD
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Even with a little MEK in the bottle, it disappears so fast from evaporation that I felt like I was always refilling. And occasionally the tiny tube gets clogged if my ham-handedness pushes it into the soft styrene. I then have to soak it clean or poke a fine wire in it to clear.
While opening the Tenax lid, dipping a microbrush and then closing the lid when it will be a while between applications can take time, I feel I’m wasting less. I’m not sure there is an ideal method.
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Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2016 11:51 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: liquid cements for plastics
I don't have the patience for that process. As mentioned, I keep only a very little amount of MEK in the applicator bottle and I also always have the parts or styrene pieces in their final alignment. Whenever possible, I'll hold the assembly up over the workbench so that the applicator bottle of MEK can be tilted just a little below horizontal and touch the tip to the joint. Capillary action pulls the MEK into the joint.