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Tools & Supplies: Glue and Adhesives
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Watch Makers Glue
Weebles
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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:53 PM UTC
Greetings,
I have two large clear plastic parts to glue together. I know I could use PVA/Gators Grip glue. Has anyone ever tried watch makers glue used for securing crystals to watches? I'm wondering if this would be a good choice?
Thank you
Dave
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 05:07 AM UTC

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Greetings,
I have two large clear plastic parts to glue together. I know I could use PVA/Gators Grip glue. Has anyone ever tried watch makers glue used for securing crystals to watches? I'm wondering if this would be a good choice?
Thank you
Dave



Yes & yes, read the instructions first & practice on a not-important target first though
burbankbill
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Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 04:14 AM UTC
I think that glue is solvent based, it may craze the clear plastic. Watch crystals are glass so it doesnt bother the glass. Gator grip is a good glue and drys clear.

Bill
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 05:15 AM UTC
Is this glue similar to super glue , or can the residue be cleaned off with a solvent ?
Sandy
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 06:15 AM UTC
problems using watch makers glue on clear plastic , I always test any reaction on scrap clear sprue first .