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How to paste the polystyrene
polystyrene is a material very used in several projects, large and small. From’ sound and thermal insulation of a room to work in the school of your child and polystyrene to its properties lends itself well to many uses, more or less creative. We must, however, know well how to treat it, and especially what glue to use because many may “eat”, to dissolve the polystyrene, making it unusable.
For small jobs simple, in which you can use hill not too strong, you can also use a simple glue multipurpose. Consider, for example, if we have to paste a figure made from polystyrene on a cardboard. This glue has the advantage of being very cheap and readily available but the disadvantage of being a little resistant.
For the most important works purchased a glue specification. Usually these hill bear on the package the inscription Styro from styrofoam, polystyrene in English, and you find in diy stores, hobby, or who sell the products of the fine arts. This type of product is much more durable than the previous and you will be sure that does not damage your styrofoam. There are different types, each suitable for a specific purpose then pay attention to what is reported in the’label. In fact, there are types of glue that work only polystyrene – styrofoam and then the other, which are also useful with other products. Choose compared to your needs.
be careful not to ever do the opposite, i.e. to use suitable glues all’and other materials, and not to the styrofoam because we repeat, this could melt and emit in the’air toxic substances in addition to ruin your project. The glue used, in fact, must not contain alcohol and acetone which are the main solvents of the plastic, and thus have a corrosive effect.
Finally, another kind of glue common to use is hot glue. The common guns should not cause problems, but those that reach very high temperatures instead. The advice is to do a test on a piece of polystyrene, in a place that’s open and airy, taking the styrofoam resting on a surface and not in your hand to avoid burn.
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