Mr. Sticky's Wetbond Underwater Glue - 001310
CAN BE USED ON:
- Inflatables: Hypalon, PVC or Polyurethane inflatable Dinghys, Mattresses, Toys, Tubes
- Jet Skis, Boats: Aluminum, Steel, Wood, Inflatable or Fiberglass
- Pool: Filter pinholes, Grout, Pumps, Lights, Skimmers, Cracks, Tile
- Bathroom: Showers, Sinks, Tile, Toilet Cracks
- Fix Pool Liners, Fountains, Gutters, Ponds
- Aquariums and Coral (Fish Safe - See "USES" for details)
Mr. Sticky’s Underwater Glue is a flexible, toughened, non-corrosive, structural adhesive specially designed for various applications and substrates, including wet or dry bonding of ABS, PVC, flexible PVC, CRS, composites, wood and cement. It has been formulated for superior peel, impact and fatigue resistance. It’s toughness, imparted by flexibility, causes the energy required to break a bond to be significantly higher than brittle epoxies. Lap Shear Psi, plus high break-energy Psi afford bonds strength/resiliency. With a fast 1 - 2 hours set time, you can make most repairs in short time and enjoy your pool or spa the same day. It bonds rigid and flexible objects such as flex-PVC pipes. Currently available in a 30 gram manual dual syringe system that dispenses an equal amount of the product that then can be mixed for use. Simply cut the tips, dispense the adhesive's two parts by depressing the plunger, mix manually, apply to your project, fit cap after use.
Working time is 15-30 minutes, handling time 1-2 hours and cure time 24 hours. Can be applied above or below water.
What is different about this adhesive versus existing glues. Three breakthroughs are most amazing:First, Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue actually bonds strongly to PVC. This is very unusual. Generally there is no adhesive which can bond to PVC. Bonding to PVC is a unique property! PVC is a good example because there are so many PVC items to be repaired. We took a PVC pipe union collar from a pond filter, sawed it in half, then repaired it and could not break it!!! Other products may mention that they stick to PVC, but how well? (Adhesive tape sticks to PVC but it can be easily separated, so the question is one of bond strength.) Use Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue for most materials except surfaces which contain teflon, silicone, polypropylene or polyethylene.
Second, Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue can be easily applied and bonded underwater. This major advance means that the glue is sticky underwater! The reason that it works is that the glue has an inter-molecular interaction force which sweeps the water molecules away much like similar pole magnets. The attraction between the glue and the bonded surface is stronger than the force between the water and the bonded surface so the glue sticks! This force dramatically increases as the glue cures and accounts for the amazing improvement in strength as the 24 hour curing time is reached, so be sure to advise customers to allow the full cure time for maximum bond strength. Do not allow pressure in a pipe until the glue is fully cured. Note: Most epoxies aren't sticky underwater.
Third, A very significant but often overlooked property of Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue is that it remains flexible. Epoxies have long been known to be extremely brittle. If you stretch other epoxies (also called elongation) they will fail at 1-4% increases from their original size. This means that as bonded joints shrink and expand (especially with dissimilar materials such as metal to glass) that the bonds may fail. This is one reason why epoxies have not been used for plumbing solutions (pipes shrink and expand too much due to temperature change). Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue has an elongation of 108%! This means that it can stretch 108% without separating. It also causes the bond joint to act as a damper for vibration, further insuring bond integrity.