'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

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'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby Journeyman » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:34 pm

I'm currently working on a kitchen where acrylic edging has to be glued onto the work tops. The info note just says that a non solvent glue needs to be used. Does any one have experience of using solvent free contact adhesive for this sort of work? Is there an alternative glue that can be used?
From experience, I generally don't rate solvent free alternatives, but I suppose sometimes there isn't much choice.

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Re: 'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby JonR » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:26 pm

I was looking for solvent free for a small sticking job but went for the solvent type but i was going to use this stuff originally

https://www.shandhigson.co.uk/3m-adhesi ... results=19

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Re: 'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby Tomyjoiner » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:21 pm

Never used it but evostik do a solvent free c.a, been around a while so i would think it must ne ok.

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Re: 'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby tusses » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:50 pm

I must be old in my ways .. I can't see how solvent free anything can be any good ! lol

Water based paint ! ?

what happened to good old fashioned
Nitromorse ?
Creasote ? etc etc ..

it's all "substitute" these days :-(

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Re: 'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby siafins » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:19 pm

Hafele do both types, more confidence in solvent based stuff myself.

Or http://www.adkwik.co.uk/Contact-Adhesives_B2243QO.aspx

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Re: 'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:43 pm

tusses wrote:Water based paint ! ?



What ? Like Barrow and Fall ? Where, if you've previously used a vinyl based finish you have to sand the whole f*****g wall before using the b*stard waterbased so-called 'paint' from them otherwise it will rub off when you brush against it? DAMHIKT :evil:
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Re: 'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby jake » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:32 pm

F+B are generally renowned for being carp paint, I don't think the solvent versions are held in any higher regard than their waterbased stuff.

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Re: 'Solvent Free' contact adhesive

Postby Journeyman » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:51 pm

Thanks for your input guys.
I opted for 'evo stik solvent free impact adhesive' in the end. The glue resembles a thick pva,which I brushed onto the worktop edging thinly. It took about an hour to dry though, given the cold weather. The initial bond was fairly good after a few taps with a rubber mallet, the excess was trimmed with a laminate trimmer. The main reason for my using 'solvent free' was the incompatibility of solvent glue with the acrylic worktop edging I was using.
Overall, it has its uses and advantages, but by choice,I certainly wouldn't use it over the solvent based contact adhesive.


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