Liquid nails: application, advantages
Liquid nails are the mounting glue that has appearedon the Russian market in the nineties. The building glue differs from the usual by the presence of a fine fraction filler in its composition. The basis of liquid nails is rubber in combination with polymers and special clay.
Types of liquid nails
They produce two types of mounting glue: on water and neoprene.
The basis of the nails on the water is acrylatelatex. This type of glue is completely harmless and environmentally friendly. It has only a small smell. The main drawback of such nails is the instability to low temperatures. The glue is destroyed after freezing and subsequent defrosting. Such nails are less strong, in comparison with organic, and do not freeze longer. They can not be used to fasten metal parts.
Liquid neoprene nails made onbased on organic solvents, have high strength and are resistant to low temperatures. This type of glue has a sharp odor and is toxic. When working with it, wear gloves and constantly ventilate the room.
In addition, liquid nails can be divided intothe level of strength, resistance to fungi and temperature changes, the time of congealing, the scope. For example, the adhesive for fastening ceramic tiles in the bathroom quickly seizes and is characterized by increased moisture resistance, strength, elasticity, durability. Bonding of mirrors occurs with the help of glue, which has a special transparency.
Liquid nails are designed for bondingbuilding materials, and do not need to make holes, as is the case with conventional nails. The glue is applied by dots or narrow strips using a gun or a construction syringe.
To make the connection durable,The surface of the fastened elements must be prepared, that is, cleaned of dust, dirt, degrease and dry. Then apply the liquid nails to the substrate, stand for one or two minutes, apply the glued part to it and press it down, while slightly turning so that the glue spreads evenly. Adjust the position of the parts for the next 15 minutes. Full drying occurs in 24 hours.
Work with liquid nails requires accuracy. The glue must not get on foreign objects. If this happens, you should try to remove it as soon as possible. To do this, use a white spirit and a soft spatula. If the glue is already dried, you will need a sandpaper or a hard spatula.
What are the advantages of liquid nails? The use of glue does not spoil the bonded surfaces. Do not drill holes in hard materials. Nails are easy to use: they are easily applied with the supplied gun or mounting syringe. Versatility and high anti-corrosion properties are the most important qualities that the mounting glue possesses. Liquid nails are used to fasten parts from different materials and can be used in any situation.