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What sizes are available for Weldbond®?
Bottles: 160 ml/5.4 US fl oz • 420 ml/14.2 US fl oz • 3L/101 US fl oz • Tubes: 60 ml/2 US fl oz.
Can I keep my Weldbond® bottle outside in the garage? Will it freeze?
We’ll break down the answer for you: Yes, you can keep it in your garage, your bedroom, a closet, your shrine to a TV celebrity from the 80’s. No, you cannot keep it in any of these places if they are prone to freezing. Weldbond® should be protected from the cold as it WILL freeze. Once frozen, and then thawed, this product loses all adhesive capabilities. It should be stored above 50°f/ 10°c at all times. Also, after the container has been opened, ensure it is closed tightly after each use.
What is the shelf life of Weldbond®?
Weldbond® typically has a shelf life of 5 years. If the product is starting to solidify, it can be restored by adding just a little bit of water. We advise the consumer to give the container a good shake prior to every use.
Is Weldbond® non-toxic?
Weldbond® has been tested to be non-toxic. Weldbond® conforms to ASTM d4236. (Of course, there’s always someone who, when they hear that, asks, “Does that mean you can eat it?” We suppose you could eat a beach towel, too, but that doesn’t mean it’s a wise choice. Please don’t eat Weldbond®.)
Is Weldbond® tested on animals or created with any animal by- products?
Weldbond® is not tested on animals and does not contain any animal by-products. This product is vegan friendly. However, that doesn’t mean it makes for a great salad dressing. Don’t eat it.
What does the UL/ Ecologo stand for?
The Ecologo certification program was aquired by ULenvironment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) in 2010. Ecologo certification is based on multi-attribute, life cycle–based standards. All products certified to an Ecologo standard must meet or exceed each of the listed criteria before receiving the mark.Product certified for reduced environmental impact. View specific attributes evaluated: UL2762.
What is meant by porous and non-porous surfaces? How can I tell which is which?
A porous surface means that the material is full of tiny holes that allow fluids or gases to pass through, non-porous surfaces do not allow anything to pass through. Porous surfaces can be determined by dropping a small amount of water on surface. If water is readily absorbed, the surface is porous. If water beads on the surface, it is non- porous.
Are there any materials that Weldbond® can’t glue?
Some types of plastic, rubber and cast metals will not produce a bond with Weldbond®, specifically polyethylene, unbacked vinyl, P.V.C., Teflon®, polypropylene, vinyl to vinyl, cast iron, cast aluminum. Weldbond® is not intended for marine applications. It is not recommended for use on exposed exterior surfaces. Garage interiors are acceptable.
Note: Do not use when bonding containers designed for use with, or subject to, hot liquids.
How do I remove Weldbond® from my clothes, carpet, curtains or anything else?
Weldbond® is a water-based glue therefore if the stain/spill is recent we recommend using cold water, not hot water. However, once the glue has set it is very difficult to remove therefore be sure not to wear your favourite tie-dye shirt or bell bottom jeans while using Weldbond®, just in case!
How do I dissolve Weldbond®?
Weldbond® can be quickly dissolved with acetone. Because Weldbond® is water based it can also be dissolved with a soaking of, or submersion in water. This will dissolve a bond.
Can Weldbond® be tinted?
We have many craft users that tint Weldbond® with a wide variety of creative methods, including tea, paint, nail polish and other creative methods. We always recommend the consumer test this creation on a small piece prior to proceeding with the full project. Some compounds utilized for tinting could have an adverse impact on the makeup of the Weldbond®.
What kind of paint will seal Weldbond®?
We recommend latex and acrylic paints for the best results.
Can Weldbond® be utilized on external applications?
Weldbond® can be used on external applications as it is weatherproof. However, Weldbond® is not WATERPROOF, it is water resistant. Weldbond® should only be used on external applications if it is free of standing water that could cause it to freeze or if it is being used on a vertical surface where water cannot pool on top.
Can Weldbond® be utilised on marine applications?
Weldbond® is not intended for marine applications. It is not recommended for use on exposed exterior surfaces, or underwater...like gluing the appendages back on Octopi or Starfish. Besides, they grow back on their own.
My Weldbond® project bond has not dried clear.
A) Why not?
Most likely too much adhesive was used. Another possibility could be that if you are gluing a large surface, air cannot get to the Weldbond® in the middle of the bond. We do suggest that if you are gluing large pieces, you apply the adhesive to the exterior rim and not the centre as a proper bond might not take place.
B) What can I do about it?
Apply heat. If weather conditions permit, set the project in the sun. For large glass surfaces, glue the edges, but stay away from large amounts of glue through the middle of the surface. Weldbond® air cures.
Does Weldbond® release any fumes?
Weldbond® does not release any fumes no matter if it is in liquid or solid state.
What is the set-up time?
The set-up time for tackiness will vary with humidity but is roughly five minutes for most projects. It will be somewhat longer in humid conditions.
What is the cure time?
Weldbond® becomes tacky quickly and will dry within the hour on porous surfaces. Provides a strong bond within 24 hours and tremendous strength within a few days.
What are the physical characteristics of Weldbond®?
Water resistance: Good. Appearance: Slightly hazy.
U.V. Resistance: Very good.
G.T. (glass transitional) spec: 5+.
Is this a PVA adhesive or a PVC adhesive?
Weldbond® is a pva adhesive. (poly vinyl acetate based adhesive).
Is there any formaldehyde preservative in this adhesive?
Weldbond® does not contain any formaldehyde preservative. The UL/Ecologo certification states that Weldbond® has been created without: latex, aromatic or halogenated solvents, formaldehyde, toxic metals, including but not limited to cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, and mercury, or their compounds.
Is there any phthalates in this product?
Weldbond® is created without the use of phthalates and is therefore free of phthalates.
What is the VOC content of this product?
Weldbond® contains less than 1% VOCs by weight.**
Do you have a simple frittata recipe?
Yes, we do! But it doesn’t contain Weldbond® so we didn’t think it was relevant to include, here.