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    fittersmate
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    Having just wasted another €9 or so on a third type I’ve come to the conclusion that there must be some uniquely French formulation for Araldite like two pack epoxy products which prohibits them from actually going hard – EVER ! In common with the first two I bought (first one long binned) this third one (on right), despite claims to be ‘Rapide’ and to set in five minutes, has turned out to be as utterly useless as it’s predecessors in producing a sort of rubbery ‘blob’ with absolutely zero strength whatsoever. Unfortunately I’m still left with a repair to do which needs an hard setting epoxy so as reluctant as I am to spend any more money can somebody give me a recommendation for a product which they have personally used an is know to bloody well work ?

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    JB weld every time – amazing stuff, always works even when it’s old tubes salvaged from the nether regions of one’s tool box ( must be getting on for 15 years old)


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    vic evans
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    vic evans wrote: Did you mix the resin with the hardener or the hardener with the resin? Huh? You’ll have to explain the difference Vic as it defies logic and there is nothing in the instructions to that effect, they just say mix 50:50.

    You have to make sure it’s not mixed upside down as well ;-)


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    The resin has to be on the left, and the hardener on the right.

    Unless you’re in the southern hemisphere when, of course, it’s the exact reverse.

    Works better on the Equator, due to the ambient temperature.

    Anyway, what’s wrong with superglue?

    S.


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    Annabelle’s Papa
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    Would Gorilla glue gel do the job

    GORILLA SUPER GLUE GEL

    I always carry some in the car, it really does fix plastic. I have a plastic floating pool skimmer and one the pivots broke off, no chance of getting a replacement and I lost the pivot so had to improvise with a plastic drink stirrer. It is submerged in water all season and has lasted two years.

    The Gorilla glue gel I have, has a dropper plus a nail varnish type brush which is very useful.


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    The gel I think is a polyurethane foaming glue, probably a low foaming/expanion version. I use these a lot primarily for woodworking but its my go-to adhesive for many other repairs, its very good at repairing ripped or worn through fabric upholstery like my car seat squab, you use duct tape both sides and remove the visible piece after curing, I have a plastic mesh pocket on my toolbelt which ripped from side to side, its stronger than it has ever been now with the poly glue repair.

    and finally 10 days ago I sliced the end off my thumb using the table saw, first ever accident with it in 30 years, after stopping the bllod flow with a tywrap and pinching the hanging by a thread tip in position I covered the cut with poly glue and then applied a dressing and bandage.

    I was delighted to find that I still heal like a horse and just like a similar accident 25 years ago after only 7 days and 2 changes of dressing its completely healed and I can work again without a bandage or plaster.


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    Good to hear of cyanoacrylate being successfully used for its original intended purpose, Chanceux!


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    The resin has to be on the left, and the hardener on the right. Unless you’re in the southern hemisphere when, of course, it’s the exact reverse. Works better on the Equator, due to the ambient temperature. Anyway, what’s wrong with superglue? S.

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    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a ’54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ………………. bloody grand!

    :good:

    I’ve just used some Araldite français that I’ve had for yonks, works just like Araldite as it was Araldite.

    I had the resin at the back, hardener at the front & mixed it clockwise.


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    I’ve just used some Araldite français that I’ve had for yonks, works just like Araldite as it was Araldite. I had the resin at the back, hardener at the front & mixed it clockwise.

    I got some Chinese 2 part epoxy with a Chinese made radio controlled ‘plane kit. It was supposed to be 45 min. set but took ages,

    Probably the time difference.


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    Good to hear of cyanoacrylate being successfully used for its original intended purpose, Chanceux!

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    I used foaming polyurethane glue not cyanoacrylate, it would have been my choice but the bleeding was to copious, the cyano tubes are usually dried up and too fiddly to unblock with one hand.

    I used the poly glue outside of the gash across the edge and to make a re-inforcement with the dressing, a bit like a bandage and plaster of paris.


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    Spotty
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    I’ve just used some Araldite français that I’ve had for yonks, works just like Araldite as it was Araldite. I had the resin at the back, hardener at the front & mixed it clockwise.

    I got some Chinese 2 part epoxy with a Chinese made radio controlled ‘plane kit. It was supposed to be 45 min. set but took ages, Probably the time difference.

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    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

    Good point Vic :good:

    Mine was from the same time zone as the job at hand hence no issues ?


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