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Is hot glue safe for acrylic?

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I need to glue some LEDs down to my reservoir, but I don't want something that will be permanent in case the need ever arises to change em out. I could swear I've seen people use hot glue on plexiglass, but i wasn't sure if it would melt the clear acrylic. I'm open to feed back or other ideas anyone might have.

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post #2 of 18
I just looked real quick at the melting point of acrylic and it seems to be 160c and hot glue 180-200c, I could be wrong though.
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Darn. Guess I won't be finishing it tonight lol. Glad I read that though, was about to potentially ruin my res.
post #4 of 18
Hot glue is safe to use, or maybe some small pieces of clear double sided mounting tape.
post #5 of 18
I don't think the glue would be hot enough to melt the acrylic by the time you applied it, but better safe than sorry.
post #6 of 18
Yeah, hot glue is fine. It cools really quickly and won't melt acrylic at all.
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post #7 of 18
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Sweet, got the gun, now to find the glue....
post #8 of 18
I could test real quick for you, but I am pretty sure it shouldn't be a problem
post #9 of 18
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That would be sweet if you could
post #10 of 18
okay give me a few to get my supplies, i have a phobya res just asking for it
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