About once a month someone asks how to glue polyethylene; and while a few
people suggest epoxy, the net result is you can't glue polyethylene.
Well, it turns out you can.
A local craftstore went out of business and I couldn't resist buying bags of
stuff I didn't need at 80% off. One thing I bought was Loctite SuperGlue
"All Plastics". Naturally I thought it was bogus, but for almost free I
will try anything.
Tonight a poly knob on my universal gym broke; as I was tossing it out I
remembered the glue. It worked! Don't know how long it will last (I
certainly don't expect much) but so far it is solid.
So if you are desperate, it is worth a try.
I was formerly (summer 2006) under the impression that polyethylene was
very difficult to
adhesive bond / repair.........
that said, I did a google search & found
This 3M stuff looks pretty good but the application tools are a bit
a one off repair
the Loctite hand book on bonding plastics
page 51 gives a number of products that work with PE
I'm pretty sure if you look in Locktite's full product list, you will
find an appropriate product to glue anything to anything. They probably
have something to glue your car tires to ice too...
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