Acrylic adhesive is easier than you think when gluing two pieces of acrylic together and using Weldon 4 to achieve it.
Acrylic Adhesive: Gluing Acrylic to Acrylic Using Weldon 4
In this video, I demonstrate step-by-step how to glue two pieces of acrylic together using Weldon 4. I cover everything from preparing the surfaces to applying the adhesive, and we provide tips and tricks for getting the best results. You’ll learn how to achieve a clean, smooth bond that will hold up over time. You can purchase Weldon 4 from my Amazon link*.
Step 1: Preparing Surfaces to Glue Two Pieces of Acrylic Together Using Weldon 4
Preparing the surfaces to ensure a strong bond, it’s important to properly prepare the surfaces of the acrylic. Begin by cleaning both pieces with acetone or rubbing alcohol to remove any oils, dirt, or debris. This will create more surface area for the adhesive to bond to.
Step 2: Applying the Weldon 4 to Two Pieces of Acrylic
Before applying the adhesive, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions and follow them carefully. Using the applicator, and working quickly, I suck up just the amount I need, then apply directly to the edge where the two pieces of acrylic meet. Be sure to work quickly, as the adhesive dries rapidly. You’ll notice that the Weldon magically sucks underneath the top piece.
Step 3: Wait for the Weldon 4 to Cure
You have a 1 to two-minute working time, but in about 3 minutes it’s ready to move on and add things like hardware. While the packaging says to allow 72 hours for best strength, I find it is pretty much good to go faster than that.
By following these simple steps, you can create a strong, permanent bond between two pieces of acrylic using Weldon 4. Whether you’re making keychains, earrings, or other laser-cut acrylic products, this method will help you achieve a clean, professional look that will last.