How to Glue Plastic

What kind of glue should I use to repair plastic figurines? -Linda

Hi Linda,
Several common glues work well on many types of rigid plastic, including two-part epoxy and instant glue (cyanoacrylate). In addition there are two-part acrylic glues made just for gluing plastic, such as Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder and Super Glue Plastic Fusion, but neither are recommended for gluing polyethylene and polypropylene plastic.

Another option is a two-part instant glue, Loctite Plastics Bonding System, that’s made to work with most all plastics, including polyethylene and polypropylene.

Some glues dry or age to a light yellow color, so make sure to have a good fit between the pieces and wipe off any excess. Hold the pieces in place until into the glue sets, or use rubber bands, clothes pins, spring clamps, or modeling clay to hold the parts until the glue dries.

Good luck with your project,

Danny

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16 COMMENTS

  1. I have plastic foot prints of Dinosaur. I want to glue them to clost door to give effect of dino went in to the closet.

    What is the best way glue them on wooden door? I want to make sure that it will not cost me closet door replacement after few yrs when he is out of dinos and room needs to be redone with the next theme or so…

  2. How can I bond baggage fabric? The stuff is a common plastic “woven” material something like nylon. I’ve tried every adhesive I have with no success. If I knew what kind of plastic it is, I could make some headway.

  3. What type of glue or epoxy should I use when I am gluing ridge foam to the inside of a large plastic box? I have tried Loctite Power Grip, Dap Strong Stick. Can you help me?

  4. I am not finding any type of adhesive of bonding agent to seal vinyl together as in a raft even the boxer glue that comes in a repair kit does not work on “double polished clear vinyl” any suggestions. It has to be waterproof I’m am trying to make a prototype for my invention. Thank you

  5. I had hit my mail box with my side view mirror and my mirror had fell off it was A clean break it is plastic 2005 honda civic so what I did is I used crazy glue as A tempory fix but I would like to use something stonger because I am afraid to run my car thru a car wash now with that mirror just being held on by crazy glue I am open for suggestions on what else I should use for A better bond

  6. My granddaughter collected some small seashells at the beach and wants to glue them to a clear plastic photo frame. What glue would you recommend? She’s only 6, so I’d love one that would be suitable for her to use.
    Thank you.
    Pat

  7. Can you please tell me what type of glue will glue my driver side plastic seat molding back together to the small plastic anchor; I tried Loctite crazy glue called cyanoacylatate but it did not stay together. Please help! It is a Dodge Caravan 2007. I bought it used from a relative and the anchor that hold the plastic seat molding in place was separated from the seat. Thank you very much for your help.

  8. I have since been retired for a few number of years and am now on my path to start on my ‘plastic’ model kits. i.e. cars/ships/airplanes, etc. I need to know what is the best adhesive/bonder/glue to use? Any help will be most appreciated…I am now 86 years old and ready for my second “childhood”!!! Thanks!!!

  9. I have brand new, but old style bonnet hair dryer. The hose has disconnected from the bonnet attachment. What glue can I use to bond the plastic and hold while hot.

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