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Old 06-13-2007, 09:42 AM   #1
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Looking for ethylen 2chloride (dichlorethane) or substitute

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I am trying to glue Plexiglass sheets, polistirole (not foam) etc. I use to use those substances long time ago and it was just excellent. Dichlorethane literally dissolves plastic and makes very strong bond.
Unfortunately I can't find it anymore. Is there any source, selling that or equal substitute?

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Old 06-13-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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Must be good stuff:

Do you live in Southern California? This glue is illegal to use in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties by the Air Pollution Control office.

or try your local sign shop.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:57 AM   #3
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Go to any plastic supply company and they can set you up with acrylic solvent adhesives.

Come to think of it, Rona and Home despot carries plexiglass sheets and I remember there being an adhesive. I am not sure if it is the super wicking type or the gel. Depends on what you are doing.
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:18 PM   #4
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I use either methylene chloride or MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) depending on the plastic.
Both are available at http://www.ippnet.com/ here in the West..might want to check a plastics supplier in your local area.

Also, when we were kids..we used to get methylene chloride from neon sign manufacturing shops.

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