Want to make clear tubes with end plates to hold long incense
I tried a company who made 6 tubes of 12″ long, 7/8 ID, 1 and 1/8 OD (actual measurements, probably listed as 1″ID 1.25″ OD?) and they used acrylic glue to attach a disk of acrylic on the bottom. I purchased corks for the top seals.
They all failed in 2 weeks, all within a couple of days. It appears that something in the incense (or just it’s very fine powder nature) is destroying the bond of the end plate. This is supposed to be a molecular bond, but the disk-ends have just a little residue and when scraped off, don’t appear to have affected the disk at all.
Acrylic is not necessary. I do want clear, but I’m at the point that anything will do. I had bamboo wood ones (purchased pre-made), but they all swelled so much the tops could not go on or off.
I was thinking, in my non-mechanical brain, that actually melting the acrylic or other plastic would work, but the company that made them for me can’t do that.
Any suggestions as how to attach existing tubes with disks? Any suggestions for a difference tube and end-plate material? Different forum?
Acrylic tubes. I suppose there’s some chemistry involved such as pvc glue for pvc.
In my mind PL Premium adhesive in a tube (construction grade) will glue damn near anything to everything. It however is dark tan in color. If you can do it neatly and hold it in position tightly (weight), it’ll do the job.
Fastcap’s 2P-10 might do it. I know it’ll glue a finger to a long glued together in and out pc of cabinet crown molding befor install.
Used Pam cooking utensil to release it. They also sell a debonder.
I glued a customers son’s small plastic finger kicking goal post together so he’d mellow out with it also.
Note. You did ask this question on a construction forum
Thank you calvin. I figured a construction forum will have more knowledgeable people, and bonding things is a part of construction. Yes, the acrylic glue is supposed to act like PCV glue for pvc. I've done that and can see the white of the pipe liquefy with the glue to make a true molecular bond. However, the acrylic does not seem to loosen up under acrylic glue, so I'm stumped too. Thinking maybe the company did not do a good job, I tried this acrylic glue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R5NYM7M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . It did not interact at all with the acrylic and lasted 2 weeks just like the professional job.
Could it be that there is a need to clean the parts before glue up? With what? I don’t know.
Give the Fastcap glue a try. I think it’s better than super glue.
But heed the warning of you can glue it to your finger or your fingers together. Either get their debonder or hope you have a can a Pam.
latex gloves? I see both products you suggested on amazon. Thanks again.
Gloves will save your fingers but might leave with the tubes attached…..
try acetone on a small piece.. It may soften the acrylic in which case it will work like glue.
Thanks Mike. Fantastic idea. #7 was me saying this. I deleted it because I forgot to check the email notification box. I didn't know the forum software would retain the message position.