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Offline mazurov

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PES51 repair - looking for a suitable glue
« on: January 29, 2022, 12:52:18 am »
After 17 years my trusty soldering iron became loose in a typical place (see picture). I'm trying to find a glue that:

1. Heat-resistant to ~200C
2. Bonds well to Bakelite
3. Bonds well to steel
4. Available in the USA

Back in Russia I would use the product called БФ-2, it covers 1-3 but since it's flammable I'm not sure I can send it via mail. It's 98% PF resin, 2% PVB. Does anyone knows about similar product available in the states?

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Re: PES51 repair - looking for a suitable glue
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 01:26:10 am »
You could wedge a few strands (pulled from standed wire) between the handle and the metal, push the two together snuggly, then cut off the excess. 

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Re: PES51 repair - looking for a suitable glue
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2022, 01:34:03 am »
Does this fit that description of PV (aka novolak) and PVB ( aka polyvinylbutyral ):

I am sure there are others.  Google "formaldehyde resin glues" may find something similar.  They were used widely in wood boat and aircraft 

Edit: As for that repair, your application does not appear to require much strength.  Loctite/Henkel make a line ot adhesives that are sold to keep threaded fasteners from coming apart ("lock tight nuts").  Some are rated for high temperature.  I believe what we called the "green" version will work on engines that get quite hot.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2022, 01:40:21 am by jpanhalt »

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