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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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What you guys using to glue optics?

I have used thermal adhesive but it's a real PITA.
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I'm planning on using silicone adhesive
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I don't think you need to use a thermal adhesive for optics unless it is metallic reflector and you plant to use it as a heatsink. Just a small dab of super glue should do the trick for plastic optics.
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I don't think you need to use a thermal adhesive for optics unless it is metallic reflector and you plant to use it as a heatsink. Just a small dab of super glue should do the trick for plastic optics.
You don't want to use superglue (or any similar cyanoacrylate products like Crazy Glue) as the fumes can cloud the optics, but pretty much anything else will be fine. A lot of people do use thermal adhesive since they usually already have it leftover, but it's a little messy.
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You don't want to use superglue (or any similar cyanoacrylate products like Crazy Glue) as the fumes can cloud the optics, but pretty much anything else will be fine. A lot of people do use thermal adhesive since they usually already have it leftover, but it's a little messy.
Oops, my bad! I meant hotglue, not super glue
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