Product introduction / description:
Pattex Transparent is a fast drying, clear contact adhesive. Pattex Contact Transparent leaves no traces of glue – best used for clear surfaces or coloured materials. With a shorter evaporation time, it can be used quickly and flexibly to solve all of life’s little mishaps. Best suited for indoor use. Sticks quickly and is heat resistant.
- wood and chipboard
- rigid household plastics
- flexible PVC (e.g. pool loungers, beach balls, collapsible swimming pools)
The bond formed is clear and flexible. Pattex Transparent is not suitable for bonding plastics such as Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Teflon.
Tips and tricks:
Too much glue?
Removing excess Pattex Contact Transparent is child’s play. No solvents needed, it’s that safe.
- Wait until the glue is dry to the touch.
- Then rub off the excess glue with your fingers and press into a tiny ball that you can throw away.
Need an alternative for a pressing roller?
To bond properly, contact glues only need strong, brief pressure.
Professionals use a pressing roller. No need to worry if you don’t have one yourself.
You can always use a rolling pin, bottle or something similar instead and roll the pressure evenly over the bonded parts.
The fine print.
Pattex Contact Transparent is suitable for many different types of jobs, but not for the following: styrofoam, and not suitable for Plastics like (Polyethylene and Polypropylene) and Teflon.
- Tube 50 ml
Pattex Contact Transparent must be stored at room-temperature. Temperatures below +5°C and above +50°C have to be avoided.
Step by step
1. Make sure surfaces are clean, dry and cut to size. Either use warm, soapy water, or dry with a paper towel afterwards. Or, in some cases, you can also use a cleaning solvent. Roughening the spots that have to be glued also gives the glue more grips.
2. Apply glue to both surfaces and let it dry for a few minutes, so the solvents can evaporate. Pattex Contact Transparent has a shorter evaporation time than normal contact glue.
3. Don’t use too much glue; a thin layer will do. Use a spatula to spread the glue evenly on the surface.
4. Touch the glue to see whether you’re ready to go. If it’s dry, you can press both surfaces together. You can apply a little bit of pressure.
5. To make sure the glue bonds evenly, professionals sometimes use a roller. A rolling pin or bottle does the trick as well.
6. Leave to dry until the glue is set. And, there you are: all set to go! Full bonding strength is reached after 24 hours.