A fast setting strong and durable two part epoxy, general purpose adhesive. Mixed product gels in 5 minutes. Initial bonding is achieved in 20 minutes with maximum bond strength after 16 hours.
Araldite is stronger than other glues due to the chemical reaction of the two parts
Bonds a variety of surfaces
Quick setting in 5 minutes
No clamping necessary
Moderate water resistance
Forms a rigid, durable bond
Can be used for gap filling (surfaces need not mate closely)
Good chemical resistance
Clear with a slight yellow tinge
Where can this product be used?
Bakelite – joining or repairing
Bonding shells, stones or pebbles to decorate bottles, lamps, bricks or garden pots
Repairing splits or cracks in a tennis racket
Repairing metal toys
Not suitable for bonding plastics such as Polypropylene and Polyethylene
Bond strength weakens above 65°C but strength is regained when temperature drops
What materials is this product suitable for?
How to use this product
Before applying the Araldite mixture, all surfaces MUST be thoroughly clean and dry.
All traces of grease, rust paint, etc. should be removed.
For best results, smooth surfaces should be roughened by mechanical abrasion after solvent cleaning.
Onto a clean, disposable surface (e.g. polyethylene or cardboard), dispense equal volumes of Part A and Part B. Thoroughly mix together with a spatula, nail or stick. When using the tubes it is essential to use the correct mixing ratio, i.e. 1 part each
Apply adhesive immediately to both surfaces and press together. Clamping is not necessary, but allow bond to remain undisturbed for at least 20 minutes. Scrape off excess adhesive and wipe mixing utensils immediately.
When using the Araldite 5ml Everyday tube, ensure correct caps are replaced on each tube or they will harden.
To use Selleys Araldite Singles:
Fold – the pack in half, so that foil is back to back.
Tear – carefully along perforations.
Squeeze – bubbles to extrude adhesive.
Mix – two parts together until well combined.
Apply – mixed adhesive to surfaces and bring together. Wipe off excess adhesive and do not apply undue strain to bond for 30 minutes.
For maximum working time, mix in small quantities. Large quantities accelerate the curing process and reduce working time.
To extend product life replace caps immediately after use. Ensure you wipe excess from nozzle with a tissue dipped in acetone (or nail polish remover) before replacing the caps.
When using the tube variant, ensure you replace the correct cap on the correct tube. Placing the wrong cap on the wrong tube will cause the tube to harden. (lids and tubes are colour coded to help)
Wipe off any uncured araldite with acetone or nail polish remover.
To remove product after cure, mechanical action (scraping or sanding) is recommended. Since the product is chemically resistant solvent will NOT dissolve this product.
To reposition the bond once cured, check that the item is heat resistant. If safe, heat the item slowly, e.g. in an oven, to at least 150oC. The product will soften and liquify slightly. Scrape off any excess then reposition the joint carefully using appropriate safety equipment. Allow the item to cool down in the correct position. The product will reharden once returned to room temperature.
Clamping is recommended for a stronger bond.
Singles are great for those unexpected household breakages, so keep them at home, just in case.
Keep a box of Selleys Sugar Soap Wipes around for quick & effective clean up.
For cleaning surfaces prior to application of adhesive, if the surface is porous, we would reccomend using Selleys Liquid Sugar Soap. If the surface is non-porous eg glass or metal, firstly clean the surface with Methylated Spirits. If there is old difficult to remove residue such as oold paint, we recommend using paint stripper such as Selleys Kwik Strip Smart. Ensure the surface is dry before applying the product.
Avoid contact with the skin and eyes.
Avoid breathing vapour.
Do not use solvents near eyes or open wounds.
In case of contact with eyes, flush with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
Non toxic when set.
For further information refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
Storage and re-use
Ensure caps are replaced and product stored in a cool dry place.
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