How do I remove dried adhesive?
Cured adhesive may be cut away with caution using a sharp blade or removed with acetone (if appropriate/compatible with your application surfaces).
Can you please clarify how to use this primer and adhesive?
For plastics apply primer to both bonding surfaces and wait for 60 seconds for the primer to completely dry. Then apply the adhesive over one surface (over the dried primer). Optimal performance requires adequate coverage. Join the two surfaces and use typical pressure (enough to tightly bring the surfaces together). A large amount of squeeze-out is not necessary. Hold for 30 seconds to set, and allow 30 minutes to cure.
How much should I use?
Just enough to cover the area you intend to bond with a thin coat of adhesive. Use less on non-porous substrates like metal, glass or plastic. Use slightly more on porous substrates like wood or ceramics. Apply glue to only one surface, not both sides. You can use the two surface you are joining or the precision tip applicator of the bottle to spread the adhesive, but make sure when you press the substrates together to remove any excess.
How do I fuse plastics?
When bonding plastics - be sure to use the primer marker on all plastic edges only and allow to dry 1 minute prior to applying adhesive.
What if I can't make the two surfaces touch?
The two surfaces have to touch with pressure for 30 seconds. If you can’t make the materials touch, you will not get a good bond. Try using a clamp if you can’t keep the substrates together with just your hands. Leave the clamp on for at least 5 minutes to make sure you get a good bond, or for a full 30 minutes for a cured repair.
How can it set in 30 seconds and reposition up to 3 minutes?
RapidFuse will set after 30 seconds of strong pressure at which point you can set your repair down and walk away while it cures in 30 minutes. However, if you didn’t get the placement right to start you can pull the two materials apart and realign them before applying another 30 seconds of pressure to set it.
What does up to 3 minutes of reposition time mean?
The reposition time will vary by substrate. A non-porous substrate like metal or glass will set much faster and give a shorter reposition time. Porous substrates like wood can be repositioned for 3 minutes. On materials like metal, glass and ceramics, don’t apply pressure for 30 seconds until you have the lineup of your materials perfect.
What is the working time for RapidFuse?
RapidFuse is repositionable for up to 3 minutes. You can pull your pieces apart and realign them for a perfect fit for up to 3 minutes and still get a full strength cured bond. When bonding other materials to wood, like metal, plastic or glass, your reposition time will be less and can range depending on how much adhesive you apply. Don’t apply pressure until you have your pieces lined up perfectly.
How long do I need to clamp with RapidFuse?
You can clamp most projects for just 5 minutes. For the maximum strength bond achievable, clamp for the full 30 minutes.
How do I get RapidFuse off my skin?
Use Acetone nail polish remover to get cured RapidFuse off your skin. Make sure it is Acetone nail polish remover. The non-acetone stuff won’t work. Wash your hands first to remove any un-cured adhesive with soap and water. Then wipe with an acetone soaked cotton pad. Do not try to pull or peel RapidFuse off.
Can I sand RapidFuse?
Yes. RapidFuse is sandable, stainable and paintable. If you have excess cured adhesive on your project, you can scrape or sand it away. And you can stain or paint the cured adhesive that remains.
RapidFuse adhesive didn’t cure in 30 minutes. What went wrong?
If RapidFuse adhesive doesn’t cure in 30 minutes, then it's likely you over-applied. Simply get a dry paper towel and remove the excess adhesive so it can cure properly and give it another 30 minutes. A good rule of thumb is if it’s shiny – then it’s still wet.