Buzzy's Tech Tips for Liquid Plastic
For the best bond: When possible, sand the surface of your repair with the included block. Giving our Liquid Plastic a rough surface to hold on to is essential to reach maximum strength and longevity in your repair.
Apply Liquid Plastic to prepped surface. Put on a little to start, add more if needed.
Cure with UV light for at least 10 seconds. Hold flashlight no further than 1 inch away. (We've included one in your kit.)
Wipe with an alcohol swab and that’s it!
A little more about how to use Liquid Plastic:
• Lightly sand surfaces if possible. Be sure the application area is free of oils and debris.
• Cure with UV light. The time will vary from 10-20 seconds, based on the amount of liquid plastic you’ve applied.
• Light MUST reach the Liquid Plastic for the liquid to turn into a solid.
• Do NOT shine the light in your eyes.
• Avoid using Liquid Plastic in direct sunlight. It was designed to cure very quickly under UV rays. Replace the bottle cap promptly when using it outdoors.
• Hold the flashlight no further than 1 inch away for best results.
• After curing the final layer of Liquid Plastic it may feel a little tacky. It’s normal. Just wipe it off with an alcohol wipe (included) or with rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth.
• Allow 3-5 minutes for the Liquid Plastic to fully cool before using the item.
• The flashlight provided with your liquid plastic kit produces UV light in the visible spectrum. It looks like a traditional “black light” because that’s what it is. It won’t hurt your eyes, but again, DON’T SHINE THE LIGHT DIRECTLY INTO YOUR EYES OR ANYONE ELSE’S EYES.
• When building up a shape, add Liquid Plastic in layers of 1.5 mm, or less.
• Cure each layer then add the next.
• Do NOT wipe between layers.
• Liquid plastic is a unique material. To attach two items, place a bead of Liquid Plastic along the joint and cure. Do this on all of the sides you can access.
• You can adhere two surfaces together if one of them is transparent. Apply liquid plastic like a traditional adhesive then shine the light through the transparent material.
• This is not like a traditional glue. It doesn't dry, it cures. UV light must reach all of the liquid plastic to turn it into a solid. Any Liquid Plastic that isn't cured will remain a liquid and not set in place.
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• If you need Liquid Plastic to be a little thinner for a particular application, warm the bottle in a cup of hot water before you use it. This material can be heated and cooled without curing or degrading it.
• Liquid plastic will not cure by heating it. Ever. We mean it. It only cures when exposed to UV light.
• If you’re working on a large area, move the light slowly and continually over the entire application to ensure a smooth cure.
• Liquid plastic is a good low voltage insulator. It works well on phone and tablet charger cords.
• OK, so you didn’t follow our advice to wear gloves and you got some on your skin. Wipe off the adhesive with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer, then wash thoroughly with soap and water. Don’t have alcohol handy? Soap and water still works, it just requires more scrubbing.