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Need Help MEK Paste?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by ShawnE, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. ShawnE

    ShawnE Member

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    Does anyone know how to make MEK paste?
    Been using regular MEK out of a can, but it is too viscous. Bonding sheets of polystyrene with it. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    You could try adding some polystyrene "powder" to the liquid MEK to thicken it up. In a pinch I've used the dust created by cutting material on a table saw to thicken glues.
     
  3. ShawnE

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    Are you talking about polystyrene or pvc shavings?
     
  4. Billct2

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    Whatever material you are gluing, you are gluing polystyrene so I would use that. It's like adding fiberglass flakes to fiberglass resin to thicken it up.
     
  5. ShawnE

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    Ok. That's good info. thank you.
    Do you happen to know if they sell it premade?
     
  6. Billct2

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    Sorry, no. I know they sell something like that for MEK and ABS plastics, but not sure about polystyrene.
     
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