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IPS Weld On #16

 
Acrylic Solvent cement with the consistency of syrup


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Comments this is a very thick solvent as far as acrylic projects are concerned, but it's a must have item if you're not a professional. I've certainly used this on many projects I've used. If you're not extremely precise with your acrylic cuts, then gaps may form when gluing them together. If that happens, a bit of Weldon 16 will make that seam water tight. It's not good to use by itself, but it's great to have for those times when errors are made.


Liked about it This is a good product that is easy to apply when you know where a leak is on a project. It's not something you can use with water in the tank or in other applications, but on any project that you may find a leak it's certainly going to solve your problem.


Didn't like There are a number of negatives with this solvent. First, it seems to leave strings behind, so you need to be careful when you apply it. If you let those strings of solvent land on your acrylic, you'll have a blemish. Also, it shrinks a lot when it cures (up to 30%), so it's not a very attractive product to use on display projects (though it's fine on sumps).


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By crvz
May 31, 2010
 
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Great for repairs! featured

Comments I use both #4 and #16. I prefer the #16 for repairs only. Being much thinker is does not flow into joints as easily as #4 will. Just as strong and maybe an even stronger bond. Being thinker it has more contact surface and fill create something like a filleted weld along or around the joint. If you need a quick repair this is the stuff for you. Not as clean a joint as with #4 but just as strong. With a slower curing time you will need to clam your work pieces together or configure them so one sit on top of the other or which ever as long and the remain in position. I had a down draft tube break off a skimmer. It was a clean break sot I dabbed a little #16 on the joint set the part in place ans just left it like that overnight. The next days I painted it black with a little fusion paint and the repair was un-noticeable.


Liked about it Super strong bond maybe even stronger that the raw material
Thicker than #4 and much easier to work with especially for repairs.
Slower cure time give you more time to position and re position the parts.


Didn't like There really is not much to dislike about this product.
It would not be my first choice for a build project but great for repairs.


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By ckusnierek
May 31, 2010
 
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Another must have for any Aquarium that has acrylic components featured

Comments This stuff is great to have around if you are building a project or need to repair that skimmer collection cup that just fell off the counter. Weld on #16 is a solvent/cement for joining acrylic parts. I purchased it in a tube and can be applied like glue but in much thinner amount. it has the constancy of syrup and good for making repairs to broken parts as it can fill in to small mismatches and chips. it can easily be applied to one part and then mate the parts. the cure time is a couple of hours and 24 hours for a full cure.

I used this when I built my sump (three chamber 40 gallon with a skimmer bubble tower trap made from 1/4 acrylic.) after the initial construction was done with #4 solvent I applied #16 to all the seems to make sure there were no leaks. My sump has been in operation for about eight months now with no problems.


Liked about it Smells less then solvent #4. has a thicker consistency to fill in a small mismatch in mating surfaces. has a longer curing time and allows for adjustment after setting pieces.


Didn't like very unforgiving will leave marks on clothes and counters and floors so use accordingly. will also leave marks on your project


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By fchidsey
May 30, 2010
 
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