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Stick plastic - Not only important in model making

Sticking plastic is not the same as glueing plastic. For the large number of different structures, surfaces and properties, a different adhesive is needed in each case. In some cases, home improvement even reaches its limits. Because to glue plastic you need depending on the type of plastic chemical, physical or mechanical aids.

When choosing the glue to glue plastic to observe different criteria:

  • What size does the adhesive surface have?
  • Does the glue have to be waterproof?
  • Does the glue have to be heat resistant?
  • Is a certain initial liability required?

Thermoset or thermoplastic

It is important to differentiate between duroplastic and thermoplastic plastics when bonding plastic. Because they own each different adhesive properties. In contrast to thermoplastics, the thermosetting plastics have the property of not becoming soft or liquid at high temperatures. In addition, thermosetting plastics are largely solvent resistant.

To the thermosetting plastics include Carbon, CfK, GfEpoxy, GfPolyester, Fiberglass and SMC.

The group of thermoplastic types is very big. These include, e.g. Acrylic, Makrolon, nylon, PET, tarpaulin, Plexiglas and polyamide.

The plastics PE, PET and PP are very difficult or impossible to glue because of their composition.

Instructions for plastic stick

  1. Please note: In order to achieve a good gluing result, it is essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding temperatures and drying times.
  2. Prepare splices: The splices must be dry, free of dust and grease.
  3. Drill cracks: If a piece of plastic is torn, the crack should be drilled at the ends. Just drill a small hole at the end of the crack with a drill. This prevents him from breaking in further.
  4. Excess adhesive: If too much glue is used, it should be removed immediately after gluing.
  • acrylate
  • Hart glue
  • Alleskleber


A lot of plastic items can themselves be glued and repaired. Below we list the most common application examples on plastic bonding.

  • car models (consist of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene): hard adhesive, acrylate adhesive, kraft adhesive
  • floor tiles (made of soft PVC): super glue, power glue, all-purpose glue
  • Lunchboxes (made of polystyrene): all-purpose glue
  • pushbuttons for electrical appliances (consist of styrene acrylonitrile): hard adhesive, acrylate adhesive
  • camera parts (consist of styrene acrylonitrile): hard adhesive, acrylate adhesive
  • body parts (consist of glass fiber reinforced polyester resin and epoxy resin): epoxy resin adhesive, acrylate adhesive, all-purpose adhesive
  • lamp housing (consist of polyacrylic resin): acrylate adhesive, power glue, all-purpose glue
  • dolls (consist of cellulose nitrate): hard glue
  • rainwear (made of synthetic rubber): all-purpose glue, power glue
  • packagings (consist of polystyrene foam): wood glue, spray adhesive, assembly adhesive
  • trim (consist of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene): hard glue, acrylate glue, all-purpose glue, power glue

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