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Bonding Cuben with Aquasure or Liquisole?
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edvin mellergård
(Edvin) - F

Locale: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bonding Cuben with Aquasure or Liquisole? on 05/15/2011 09:56:56 MDT Print View

Hi! I'm having trobule sourcing any of the "normal" cubenglues here in Sweden, I bought some tape from extremetextil but it's hard to get the corners and other small details right with it. The good thing however is that it's fast to work with.

anyway, I wonder if anyone ever tried using Liquisole or Aquasure to bond cuben with? From the online description is sounds like it's quite similar to some of the "normal" glues.

edvin mellergård
(Edvin) - F

Locale: Gothenburg, Sweden
Re: Bonding Cuben with Aquasure or Liquisole? on 05/17/2011 15:45:13 MDT Print View

Ok, innitial very non-scientific testing shows that it's much stronger than the tape I got so I'm gonna proceed with making a proper clamp and do some more testing. But it would be nice to hear if anybody else have tried these glues before.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Bonding Cuben with Aquasure or Liquisole? on 05/17/2011 17:04:59 MDT Print View

Never used either, but Aquasure is a McNett product who also makes Seam Grip, Aquaseal, etc which work well on cuben. I wouldn't be afraid to try it personally. I would just continue testing on small pieces before taking the plunge on a larger project. Maybe someone else will chime in that has used it.

Ryan

Henk Smees
(theflyingdutchman) - MLife

Locale: Spanish Mountains
Aquaseal - Aquasure on 05/19/2011 03:51:23 MDT Print View

To bond Cuben I was looking for Aquaseal (or Hysol) in Europe and couldn't find it anywhere. In the end I contacted McNett USA and asked where I could find a dealer in Europe. Their answer (partly):

> "To better serve our European market, we ask that you please direct your inquiry to Roy Whitehead, Managing Director at McNett Europe. McNett Europe, Germany, is a division of McNett Corporation and manufacturer and exporter of McNett products to Distributors in 35 European countries." <

After contacting McNett Europe:

> "Aquaseal in Europe is sold under the brand name Aquasure. You may find suppliers by using a search engine i/e Google etc."<

After finding out that Aquaseal was exactly the same as Aquasure, it was easy to find a distributor locally. Since, I've bonded several pieces of Cuben (with this Aquasure) with -seemingly- good results, so far - I haven't done any testing (yet) and haven't been able to take any of the bonded pieces into the field (yet). That's why I'm a bit reluctant to recommend the Aquasure.

Edited by theflyingdutchman on 05/19/2011 03:51:56 MDT.

edvin mellergård
(Edvin) - F

Locale: Gothenburg, Sweden
Re: Aquaseal - Aquasure on 05/22/2011 12:44:34 MDT Print View

Nice! Thanks alot for that information! I suspected that was the case since the description was similar and I couldn't find any information about Aquasure on american sites.

I have tried a few samples but haven't been able to pull them apart in sher and in peel the cuben gets pulled apart isntead of the glue so I guess it's game on!