Mr Sticky's ® Underwater Glue
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Mr. Sticky’s® Underwater Glue
is white in color and is a flexible, toughened, non-corrosive, structural adhesive specially designed for various applications and substrates, including wet or dry bonding of ABS, PVC, flexible PVC, CRS, composites, wood and cement. It has been formulated for superior peel, impact and fatigue resistance. It’s toughness, imparted by flexibility, causes the energy required to break a bond to be significantly higher than brittle epoxies. Lap Shear Psi, plus high break-energy Psi afford bonds strength/resiliency.
The 30g tube is a manual mix and requires the two parts to be manually mixed prior to application. The 57g comes with a special mixing tube that mixes the two parts as you need it so you can use one hand to dispense it. Extra mixing tubes are available separately. The 57g kit works in any standard caulking gun. Be sure to purchase the optional caulking gun adapter. If you do not have a caulking gun you can purchase the dispensing gun (sold separatley). The manufacturer recommends that you discard the first 3" from the tube each time you use it.
At .010 the 30gr will dispense 162' and the 57gr will dispense 305'
At .020 the 30gr will dispense 81' and the 57gr will dispense 153'
Want to know what is different about this adhesive versus existing glues.
Three breakthroughs are most amazing:
FIrst, Mr. Sticky's® Underwater Glue can be easily applied and bonded underwater. This major
advance means that the glue is sticky underwater! The reason that it works is that the glue has an intermolecular interaction force which sweeps the water molecules away much like similar pole magnets.
The attraction between the glue and the bonded surface is stronger than the force between the water and the bonded surface so the glue sticks! This force dramatically increases as the glue cures and accounts
for the amazing improvement in strength as the 24 hour curing time is reached, so be sure to allow the full cure time for maximum bond strength. Do not allow pressure in a pipe until the glue is fully cured. Note: Most epoxies aren't sticky underwater.
Second, A very significant but often overlooked property of Mr. Sticky's® Underwater Glue is that it remains flexible. Epoxies have long been known to be extremely brittle. If you stretch other epoxies (also called elongation) they will fail at 1-4% increases from their original size. This means that as bonded joints shrink and expand (especially with dissimilar materials such as metal to glass) that the bonds may fail. This is one reason why epoxies have not been used for plumbing solutions (pipes shrink and expand too much due to temperature change). Mr. Sticky's® Underwater Glue has an elongation of 108%!!!!! This means that it can stretch 108% without separating. It also causes the bond joint to act as a damper for vibration, further insuring bond integrity. To prove the shock damping we dropped a buttjointed (end to end) PVC pipe from 3 stories onto concrete. The pipe bounced until the PVC shattered with the glue bond remaining intact. If you try that with other epoxies, most may fail on the first shock
due to brittleness. This glue is so flexible that it can even be used for repairs on vinyl, PVC, hypalon®
or polyurethane inflatable boats!
Third, Mr. Sticky's® Underwater Glue actually bonds strongly to PVC. This is very unusual. If a buyer
seems to miss the significance of this, simply ask him how he would repair vinyl lawn furniture. The
answer is generally that there is no adhesive which can do it. He then realizes that bonding to PVC is a
unique property! PVC is a good example because there are so many PVC items to be repaired. We took
a PVC pipe union collar from a pool filter, sawed it in half, then repaired it and could not break it!!!
Other products may mention that they stick to PVC, but how well? (Adhesive tape sticks to PVC but it
can be easily separated, so the question is one of bond strength.) Use Mr. Sticky's® Underwater Glue for
most materials except surfaces which contain teflon, silicone, polypropylene or polyethylene.