File puptcrit/puptcrit.0907, message 211


Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 06:53:03 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Fiberglass / Glue question


My old stand by for uncooperative gluing surfaces has been mentioned
here before.  Coat the fiberglass with 3M spray foam adhesive and let
it set. then re-apply the glue.  You could use the 3m as the glue or
then recoat with the contact cement.  The 3M or similar products
adhere to almost any surface and can also be used as a paint primer
I'm told on foam swimming noodles
(source-Lisa Sturz)

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Steve Axtell<steve-AT-axtell.com> wrote:
>
>> =A0I've got a fiberglass mechanical skull that
>> I'm gluing a latex face over. =A0 Something we've
>> done many times but for some reason the contact
>> cements (we have tried 5 different brands
>> including barge) will not dry, or at least will
>> not bond. =A0 =A0 The latex pulls right off.
>
> The glue is good, the latex is good. =A0The glue
> sticks wonderfully to the latex. =A0 However I did
> not make the fiberglass piece I'm trying to bond
> to. =A0So it has some mystery ingredients.... =A0I
> wonder if it might have been made with polyester
> resin instead of epoxy? =A0 We are guessing that
> it's probably some kind of reaction from the
> fiberglass chemist mixing with the contact
> cements...causing them not to bond. =A0Perhaps a
> polyester resin that didn't completely cure correctly.
>
> I need ideas for what I could do to seal the
> fiberglass so I can bond to it with the contact
> cement. =A0 I'll probably have to strip all the
> glue off, sand it down a bit, seal it with
> something that will not interact with the resins in the glass.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Ax
>
>
>
> Steve Axtell
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