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2 Ton Epoxy not working.

I got some two ton epoxy to glue my spray bar together since it said it works with acrylic. However, it didn't, and it broke apart twice after it should have set. To make matters worse, the ends to which I applied the glue are still sticky after two days. What is going on? How can I get this glue that isn't drying off?


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Acetone will usually take it off. That's what I use building my fishing rods.

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Okay, but will it even work with acrylic?


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My guess would be you didn't have enough hardener, you didn't mix it thoroughly enough, or it got wet before it was set. It should stick to acrylic.

If you're cementing acrylic to acrylic, you're better off using one of the WELD-ON products designed specifically for fusing acrylic.

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My guess would be you didn't have enough hardener, you didn't mix it thoroughly enough, or it got wet before it was set. It should stick to acrylic.

If you're cementing acrylic to acrylic, you're better off using one of the WELD-ON products designed specifically for fusing acrylic.
I know, they didn't have any of that.


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Acrylic is best when fused. Just like PVC Other products may hold it but it's not as strong. Order the solvent online. Do it the right way the first time or you'll wind up doing it the right way the second time but with more expense.

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When you order the Weld-On go for Weld-On 4 and not 3. 3 dries waaaaaay too fast. I would also order a couple extra needle caps for the applicator bottle.
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