Anyone tried UV-cured adhesive?


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Old 01-01-21, 11:36 AM
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Anyone tried UV-cured adhesive?

Happy New Year, everyone! Just curious if this is a workable thing, or as-seen-on-tv gimmick. Seems interesting: it stays liquid until you cure it with ultraviolet light. And wouldn't that be a limitation of sorts: since it only "dries" when exposed to UV, it's only good for joints with exposed surfaces?

Has anyone tried this stuff?
 
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Old 01-01-21, 12:14 PM
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or as-seen-on-tv gimmick
I would say that pretty much sums it up!
 
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Old 01-01-21, 12:53 PM
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While I can't say I have personally used any UV curing adhesives, I have seen them being used in industry. It is not a gimmick. That said, I would recommend trying a name brand of adhesive before getting some "as-seen-on-TV" product.
 
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Old 01-01-21, 12:54 PM
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UV-curable adhesives are single-part products which cure in seconds when exposed to UV-light. They are normally optically clear for “invisible” bonding of glass and certain plastics and cure to form a high-strength, non-yellowing bond.

The key word here is CLEAR

NOTE: it's what the dentist use.
 
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Old 01-01-21, 02:52 PM
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The key word here is CLEAR
The place I saw it (other than the dentist) was a plastic manufacturing company.
 
 

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