Bondic is the liquid plastic welder with UV LED

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While super glue can come in very handy for sticking just about anything together, it can also cause a lot of issues. For instance, you don’t have long to align whatever it is that you are sticking before the glue sets or perhaps you have issues with the glue setting inside the bottle top. Well now super glue may have met its match thanks to the Bondicliquid plastic welder”. The glue will set in just four seconds, but it only sets after the glue has been exposed to the UV light that comes with it.

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While adhesives that can be cured by using ultraviolet light are nothing new, users normally need to supply their own UV light, which not many people have kicking around. Bondic comes with its own UV LED light located on the end of the reusable cartridge which is filled with liquid plastic.

The substance (apparently, "it's not a glue!") can be put onto many different types of materials, including metal, plastic, wood and fiberglass, and is applied using a needle type applicator. You can work with the glue for as long as you want to make sure that you have the materials lined up that you are gluing. When you are ready to cure the glue for a bond, you just have to shine the light on the liquid for four seconds. This hardens the glue and it’s then stuck solid.

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You can then repeat the whole process if needed, to build up layers of plastic one on top of the other. Once the glue has hardened completely you can then sand it, polish it or even paint it if you want.

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In the video below, which it being used to fix glasses and a broken plastic housing, as well as being used as an insulator for a cable that has exposed. It's also used as "casing protection" for a chipped iPhone.

You can get hold of the kit forUS$22; it comes with a4 gramtube of liquid plastic, one applicator and a UV light.
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