|Re: Which Glue?|
Message #3 Posted by Ed Look on 30 Sept 2003, 10:55 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Paul Brogger
Actually methylene chloride is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, aliphatic, not aromatic, even if it does have a powerful aroma, AND IS A SUSPECTED CARCINOGEN (okay, so what isn't?)!
As for other solvents as glues, if this works, then you need one of low polarity (not the battery or circuit kind) like gasoline or one of its components, though these are all less than friendly compounds, as far as our health is concerned. But I suppose you'd only need a little bit.
Oh! A flash(back)- old fashioned model glue! This stuff is toluene based, which is also a nonpolar substance, and should dissolve the same stuff methylene chloride does, but is not carcenogenic. But kids used to get high on this stuff. One other problem- this stuff is usually sold in rather viscous form as compared to the pure solvent and may leave some surface marring if you're not like an expert craftsman or model builder. Maybe a slightly beaten looking HP is better than a nonfunctioning one.