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    Default Is there a safe glue ?

    Hi all,

    Sorry for re-posting the same question. (I had posted a similar one a litle time ago).

    The question is:

    If you have a brief case that you want to carry a couple of cameras and lens in and wanted to make partitions so that all fits and not move around.....

    Does anyone know of a glue that can be used that will dry strong but not give off a gas (cureing) that might cloud the lens or spoil the sensor ?

    The reason I am asking is because I had once superglued a device in a cabinet that contained a humidity sensor.
    The sensor element was harmed by the gas produced by the glue cureing.

    I don't want to take the chance with a couple of cameras and lens being harmed if they were enclosed in a case where the glue is giving off a gas.

    This gas may take some time to stop being produced depending on the glue.

    If you have an idea and reply, I am in debt to you (I will put a kilo of prawns on the Bar-B-Q for you ).


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    Default Re: Is there a safe glue ?

    Instead of using super glue. How about using hot glue-gun? I use them alot.

    It dry strong, no smell and no harmful toxic.

    Just need a little time more than super glue.
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    Default Re: Is there a safe glue ?

    Normally, the outgasing occurs during the curing time. just let the glue cure first before putting in your gears. In some of my cleanroom construction projects, my contractors use a special type of non-outgasing sealent. Silkaflex was one formally used but recently, due to more stringent requirements, NP1 is used. The curing time is quite long and it look like silicon and I dont know if it is strong enough. Dont ask me where to get it. I only use computer, brain and mouth to work


    The hot glue might be a better alternative. Or better still, get a piece of Foam and cut out the shape of your gears. Using Velco tape is another option.

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    Default Re: Is there a safe glue ?

    Hi dominator and DeSwitch,

    Thank you for your replies !

    To be honest I had not thought of hot glue. That will most likely be the best idea.

    The super-glue was mentioned just as an example of a glue I found gives off a gass

    Sikaflex is a good glue, I have used it for other reason before and it did a good job; I didn't realise it was non-outgassing. Worth a thought !.

    I think that I will try the hot glue idea.

    Thanks again for the replies
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    Default Re: Is there a safe glue ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Hi dominator and DeSwitch,
    To be honest I had not thought of hot glue. That will most likely be the best idea.
    The super-glue was mentioned just as an example of a glue I found gives off a gass
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    Be careful. Just because the glue dries to a hard, odourless solid doesn't mean it does not emit gas. It could be just too faint for your nose. Even certain plastics will emit gas and over time despite being a stable solid, and can damage your slides or sensitive materials.

    If you truly need gas-less construction, I would instead suggest you cut foam to size, and just fit them into your brief case. Sew or stitch places where you need more strength. Borrow a cue from camera bags : sew your foam in a piece of cloth, and sew velcro onto the cloth. If not, just live with the gas, it probably will not affect your equipment.

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