These do not contain dichloromethane, but if you dig around enough you will find they contain n n-dimethyl-p-toluidine and ethyl methacrylate. The reason for this is the safety issues of dichloromethane in enclosed spaces, eg nail bars !!! so an alternative safer non chlorinated solvent is used and by using a slower evaporating solvent and a longer chain polymerised methacrylate (ie ethyl not methyl) you have a product with a longer "opening time" before it hardens. You will find, if you paint methyl methacrylate and dichloromethane as nail art (tried it on a piece of wood, Tensol 12) it does not dry shiny but a matt & bubbly finish and it dries on the brush rather too quickly before you have been able to paint very far.Here you have such an Ebay deal.
These do not contain dichloromethane
Only ever used this as a paint stripper.
They do weld, but if it is the wrong type of acrylic (extruded that has not been annealed) or has laser cut edges (and not annealed) or flame polished edges, MEK and acetone cause crazing due to release of stress, where as dichloromethane (and trichloromethane) tends to be more forgiving.Nowadays MEK (methylethylketone) based strippers are used. This also seems to weld acrylic
If it does exist could some one out there let me know.
Hi there Midlands plastics cut aquarium grade acrylics any size or shape.Hi,
@Barbara Turner - The reason for my choice of acylic over Glass is that acrylic has a higher impact strength over glass and seen I have 2 young children just trying to cover potentially any accidents happening. Also for my personal preference I like a challenge.
@foxfish - I will be getting pre-cut sheets as these will be machine cut & polished as these are more precise than me using a router or a circular saw with acrylic cutting blade. I know there's a few build topics but what i'm looking for is precise UK links not US links to order the right type of acrylic as US call it cell cast acrylic but you cannot find that in the UK and as my understanding this is just terminology.
@zozo - Cell cast acrylic is terminology used by the US. If someone can provide a link to UK source on a product they use to build there own acrylic tank then at least I wouldn't be wasting money in potentially picking up the wrong type of acrylic.
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