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post #1 of 9
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Guys I wanted to do some mods with acrylics and I went to my local stores here & there but failed to find IPS Weld-on. I am living in asia & i dont think my country has it (or at least all the places I been too).

So I would like to know what are the alternative solvents I can use to bond acrylics without leaving any marks/residue to it? I even searched for TAP brands but failed to find that either...any other brands that you guys know off that works just like IPS Weld-on?
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bump, nobody?
post #3 of 9
am looking into this aswell , i cant find IPS weld-on in my country :S
post #4 of 9
IPS, at least in the states, is something you have to order online. If you can look for a place that makes acrylic things and see if they will sell you some. Places that make display cases or aquariums are a great place to look. If not look online for some places that might ship to you. If you are joining 2 acrylic pieces together and want a nice clear joint then IPS is the way to go. If you don't care about it being clear and it is going to be hidden then you can look at just about any kind of adhesive such as epoxy or silicon glue/caulk.
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Have you looked on amazon and ebay? took me 30 seconds to find some....
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Sign companies that work with these materials will have some of the bonding agent. Companies that make displays will also have it.
Edited by Nick7269 - 8/3/13 at 8:13pm
     
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IPS weld-on is hazardous and cannot be ship overseas , thats why i cant order it online . If i could find an alternative to it ,that would be awesome .


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IPS weld-on is hazardous and cannot be ship overseas , thats why i cant order it online . If i could find an alternative to it ,that would be awesome .


Regards

Exactly, it is being used, you just need to find someone that is in your area using it. People making signs and displays are using the bonding agent. thumb.gif
     
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Exactly, it is being used, you just need to find someone that is in your area using it. People making signs and displays are using the bonding agent. thumb.gif
This is how I managed to find some. Go on google and search for acrylic places and start calling. Also like Nick said look at signs and display companies too. Good luck with the search.
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