Gluing ABS to styrene
January 16, 2013 12:44 PM Subscribe
I need a "medium-build" adhesive to glue some fairly small (5mm) plastic components to each other, and my usual glues aren't useful here.
posted by aramaic to science & nature (8 answers total)
The components in question are ABS & styrene; they have been tentatively joined using a solvent glue (I believe it's MEK+Chloroform, it's extremely thin and evaporates in the blink of an eye), but due to some tiny misfits between components the solvent glue has not been able to create a full-penetration joint.
Consequently, I'd like to go back over the joints using a glue with more "body" to fill these gaps -- something that, for example, can hold a 0.5mm bead when applied would be ideal. I've considered going back with more solvent glue, but given how thin it is I'm having trouble applying it in suitably small amounts without using a hypodermic needle (plus it's hard for me to get syringes in suitably small sizes without looking like a junkie).