Acrylic glue

dviper150

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What "glue" is recommended to fix a Crack on an acrylic aquarium? One of the support corners above the tank is cracked after picking it up wrong. I already ordered a small acrylic sheet to glue over it to support it but more sure the what is the best glue for this kind of job.
 

dviper150

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I did and found weld on 3, 4, and 16. I didn't find any one of those being best for repair jobs.


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Vinny Kreyling

Premium Member
IIRC 16 is thick to fill in gaps & the others are thin to be used with a needle applicator so it "wicks" between surfaces. Check the Weldon website, I know they have a chart.
 

dattack

Active member
Have to see what the crack looks like but for extensive damage , you might have to use 2 parts weldon 40.
 

dviper150

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This is the crack. Top corner of the aquarium.

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dattack

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You probably can get away with buying a small piece and welding it with weldon 3 or 4. Probably have to clamp lightly to keep it in place.
 

laverda

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Agree 3 or 4 should work great. Practice on some scrap. The 4 is thinner than water and if it runs down the front you will not be happy.
 

billdogg

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That will work fine. It’s about the same consistency as superglue gel so easier to use than 4.
 

pisanoal

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I got weldon 16. Will that be fine?


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Will work fine if you glue a piece of acrylic over the top.

If it were me though, i think i would get 3 or 4, let the glue seep into the crack with the thin stuff, then glue a piece over top of it using either the thin stuff or the thick.
 

laverda

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Will work fine if you glue a piece of acrylic over the top.

If it were me though, i think i would get 3 or 4, let the glue seep into the crack with the thin stuff, then glue a piece over top of it using either the thin stuff or the thick.

I agree this is the proper way to fix it.
 
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