|The Visbella demo kit we reviewed has the same formulation but is slightly different in terms of packaging than the ones we sell in our stores.|
Putting two together.
|Speedy-fix this is not: The two-parts formulation means a lot of juggling and requires a pair of steady hands.|
We suggest grinding a V-goove and temporarily joining the two parts together with either masking tape or cellotape. The masking tape or cellotape will also act to prevent the powder from falling out the other side. Also, it goes without saying that two surface to be bonded needs to be clean and roughen up for the pellets to fill and expands as it cures.
For a cleaner repair, you can still clean up the excess powder prior to applying the cynoacrylate liquid but that gets tricky in tight spots unless you have a makeshift vacuum hose with a straw-like attachment. Even then you risk bumping the repair area and knocking the powder out.
Why the V-groove?
While roughening up the surfaces to be repaired should suffice, the problem is getting sufficient powder to actually bond the two parts. The V-groove allows enough of the powder to melt and bond the two work pieces together as well as also allowing the powder to 'sit' in place until you're able to drip the liquid on it.
AA-powered EZ Engraver we carry works surprisingly well for this V-grooving task - you can even rest your finger on the shaft to slightly slow it down for better control in tight spots. However if you require a little bit more power or do a lot of fine hobbyist work or repairs, you might want to consider getting a Dremel rotary tool.
As a side note, while Visbella calls it a powder but it is actually made up of tiny resin-like pellets that dissolves and fills up the gaps between the parts - forming a very strong and hard bond to the pieces that it comes in contact with.
While Visbella actually demonstrated in their YouTube videos that their cynoacrylates-like adhesive can be used on its own, we find that its less viscous than super glue and doesn't really work on its own. Depending on the materials, your mileage might vary.
|The resulting repair was strong enough to be usable even in this inflator pump collar repair. Note: The V-groove.|
CT Hardware Top Tip: For car bumpers or motorcycle fairing crack repairs, you should also drill a hole at the end of the crack line to stop it from further spreading - as silly as it sounds, it actually works! Don't worry, you can fill and sand the holes you've drilled with the Visbella Speedy-Fix prior to putty and paint.
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