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post #1 of 3 Old Apr 16th, 2012, 2:23 pm Thread Starter
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Will MEK solvent/weld polycarbonate ?

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I am going to just try.. But I was wondering if somebody knew before I wasted my time on something that doesn't work..


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post #2 of 3 Old Apr 16th, 2012, 5:41 pm
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Polycarbonate will not solvent weld well with any solvent. Acrylic welds very well with the solvents made for that (Methylene Cloride), which can end up just about as strong as the parent material. Solvent welds on Polycarbonate are harder to do, rarely will come out clear, and are not very strong even if done as good as one can. Solvent welds on Polycarbonate are normally far weaker than the parent material.

I did a lot of solvent welding of Acrylic in industrial settings, but rarely had much luck at all with PC.

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I saw what MEK will do to a synthetic broom one night. One of my co-workers had dumped about a 1/2 gallon on a big oil spill and attempted to broom it out of the hangar. Went from 3 inch bristles to 1/2 inch bristles in about five seconds. Oops. It's some wicked stuff.


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