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    Plexus

    What is this stuff and is it as good as some say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber View Post
    What is this stuff and is it as good as some say?
    A two part gap filling structural adhesive that will bond anything to almost anything.

    Yes, it is as good as some say.

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    Is it epoxy with another brand name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by familysailor View Post
    Is it epoxy with another brand name?
    No, different chemistry. Only similarity is that it is two-part.

    Common chemical name is "Methacrylate".
    Loctite makes a version.
    Comes in various strengths and cure times.

    Not replacement for epoxy.

    Depends very much on the application.

    Example, if two structural pieces needed bonding, without taping, where shear or tensile forces are present, plexus would be better than thickened epoxy.

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    Can you give a "real life" example?
    How have you used it?
    Does it attempt to crawl up your arms while using it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by familysailor View Post
    Can you give a "real life" example?
    How have you used it?
    Does it attempt to crawl up your arms while using it?
    A hull-to-deck joint is a perfrect application, assuming you can do it within the working time (90 minutes seems to be the max)

    Typically dispensed in 400ml or 50ml cartridges with special mixing tips. Builders use it in the 50gal drums with special mixing/application equipment.

    Pre-molded interior liners glued to hulls are another application.

    Consistency is like thick mayonnaise. Good hang time.

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    Great examples. Thanks!

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    Be careful, most of them have a much shorter pot/working life than epoxy. Work clean and tidy as you go, if not you'll be using a grinder to clean up!! I can vouch for this.

    It also stinks if your using large amounts, especially if you're using it inside or below decks. Use a good air-fed or respirater mask.

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