Finding Acrylic Cement Outside the USA


#63

I bought my acrylic cement from The Polythene Company in Tasmania, Australia. It came from Australian Sheet Traders too.


#64

Hi @BrissieROV,

What exactly did you order when you spoke to them? I just bought my 2.8 and want to start building it. What are your thoughts on trying to put some form of a sheath on the tether cable, looks aweful flimsy to me…


#65

I just emailed them and they said they dont carry these items! Noooo! Wanna build my ROV.


#66

AST don’t carry acrylic cement as stock, but you can get it ordered in. A few people are using poly rope to strengthen the tether. It’s pretty strong as it is though…


#67

Sweet thanks, Let me ask them.


#68

I just went down to the local plastic’s guys (Sydney Based) http://www.visualplastics.com.au/ and they had a 20L drum of the Weld-on 4 solvent for their own use in fabrication and for a few $'s cash they filled a jar up and they threw in a few syringe applicator bottles as well


#69

Hi there.
I’ve used cheap polypropylene rope, taken the core out and threaded the tether. Quite difficult to do but it works well.

Andrew


#70

Hi @Surferman,

I ordered SciGrip 3 - photo below
I rang AST and checked and they said they had it in stock. I work at Darra so it was a quick drive over to their outlet near Archerfield Airport.
They had this product and also the applicator bottles etc.
Cheers
@BrissieROV


#71

Awesome thanks! I will hit them up for some and then commence the build.


#72

No dice with AST, Warwick there claims to never have had the stuff.


#73

I got my acrylic cement through AST in Victoria. Did you ask if you could get it ordered in ???

You can also get it online here.
http://www.acrylicsonline.com.au/shop-product/accessories--adhesives/scigrip-weld-on-3-acrylic-adhesive


#74

Hello all,

Has anyone had success with dissolving acrylic chips or beads in acetone to create the needed cement?

Any feedback would be well received.

Thanks!


#75

I have tried this with little success. It seems to work as a gap filler but
not as a very fluid and cohesive solvent.

It would work for some of the pieces of the 2 series kit but I wouldn’t use
it for the endcaps which require a good surface to surface contact.

I hope this helps,
Zack


#76

It does help, I was struggling to source the suggested cements here in Alaska, but found an online source willing to ship here! A seller on a well known auction site.

I was considering, but decided against using acetone with or without additional acrylic. I tried acetone only and acetone with a bit of dissolved acrylic on a couple of laser cuttings with no success. Maybe I was doing it wrong but…I certainly wasn’t going to chance it.

Thank you much for the advice!

Taron


#77

Great! Can you post the info here so others in Alaska can source too?


#78

Hi,

It is not a rumor, but reality. That means for supply in Europe.

The website they use for the structural adhesives and cements is:
http://www.scigrip-benelux.com

If you want to contact BNS, better use their general email address: bns@bnsindustrial.com
or call them @ +31(0)114-311100

If you are interested in adhesives, you can also look at my youtube channel for info and videos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvyhu5MkmE2LoIJ7miPMz8A

Ciao,

Tim


#79

Hi, so is methylene chloride a perfectly suitable replacement? Like has it be tested, and it works? Thank you!


#80

Anecdotally it has worked. We haven’t tried it in the lab yet as the fumes
are somewhat unsafe. I would recommend spending some extra time on the
solvent cements (many of which are based on methylene chloride).


#81

Alright, thank you so much for your help! I appreciate it. :slight_smile:


#82

Good luck. Please let me know if I can help you find any solvent cement.