When the aquarium project is made, glue is generally used. Since acrylic is soluble in chloroform, the mutual bonding between plexiglass does not require other adhesives, just use a small syringe (usually 5ml) to suck A small amount of chloroform liquid, gently and evenly squeeze the chloroform onto the surface of the plexiglass to be bonded, and immediately press the bonding area tightly. After the liquid evaporates, the plexiglass will be bonded.
Reminder: Please pay attention to the proper amount of chloroform here. If it is too small, the bonding area is too small and not strong; if it is too much, it will flow to other surfaces, leaving stains, affecting the appearance, and deforming the material. It will also affect the quality, and if you want to increase the area of the joint, you can sprinkle some plexiglass powder (the powder collected when you file the plexiglass) around it, and then drop in chloroform.
In addition, chloroform is a toxic chemical, so you can't handle it if you have a wound on your hands, so as not to penetrate the body from the wound.
After the surface of acrylic resin is corroded by solvents, cracks (fine cracks on the surface) sometimes occur. Especially when it comes into contact with a large amount of aromatic hydrocarbon solvents containing toluene, various quick-drying diluents, esters such as ethyl acetate, and ketone solvents such as acetone, cracks are easily generated and sometimes large cracks may occur. Solvents such as paints, coating agents, adhesives, and various primers almost all contain these solvents. Therefore, care should be taken to avoid direct contact with acrylic resin. In addition, if contact with the volatilized gas of these solvents for a long time, sometimes cracks will also occur.
Acrylic resin has the property of deforming when heated to above 100°C, so please do not place it in an environment above 80°C. Please pay full attention to avoid contact with welding sparks, cigarette fires, or lighting, especially spotlights when taking photos or videos.
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