If it has "similar solvency to MEK" then maybe it will. What you have to do is go to a paint wholesaler, like General Paint. I can't speak company wide, but in New York State, both Lowes and Home Depot have discontinued carrying the MEK product. I'm sure I've seen it at Lowes within the last month. When you desire a fast drying time but not as fast as acetone Jasco® 100% pure methyl ethyl ketone is a good choice for thinning specified coatings, Skin Contact: Irritation may result. Thanks for the interesting replies, everyone! I'm assuming this is slightly less nasty stuff than the real deal MEK but wasn't sure if I would be asking for my $10 back or not. I am hitting Wendy's at lunch to see if it is true what they say about the Wendy's spoons. not at all to set up. Well, they didn't have any of it there. I tried out the MEK substitute and it melted the ABS. HO, 28x32, double deck, 1969, RailPro. Pints of MEK were on the shelf at my local Ace as of two weeks ago. ACE does carry MEK Substitute (clearly so identified), but I have no idea what it is or what it might be, and I am loathe to buy a quart of something that may not at all work. John Fiscella I … (even MEK is fast, but not as fast as acetone), Two cable boxes dead, 2 work and internet down after "service", [Electrical] tamper proof electric sockets, [Appliances] What is this rubber flap under dishwasher door called? I also use Tamiya Cement in the orange cap. This would explain the death of the dinosaurs. I've never used this material, so I can't comment on its ability to glue styrene plastic in model structures. A forum for Apache popup camper owners to share experiences, ideas, tips, and techniques. 39 replies. Ok so I opened up the pup and saw 2 issues with the bed end sides. All three, empty. $12.99 for the quart. Both places had MEK substitue, not MEK. Therefore my reason for asking if anyone has used the MEK Substitute for gluing styrene or any other plastic. It seems to be working well enough for me. I've always had a can of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) on hand as a handy cleanup for Dykem, magic marker, and general goo of all kinds. For more information on MEK, do a Google search under MEK Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). "You could also check for source at any of your local automotive paint shops. And I also use Pacer canopy glue and Hob-E-Tac tacky glue for some things, like sticking cars on auto racks but keeping them moveable. It's much thicker and slower, which is useful in certain applications. From: Nelson Moyer If you just need a good general purpose solvent to clean or remove a finish, clear PVC pipe primer is quite potent. Did they take it off the market or something? I haven't found any reason as to why. Like the Tenax 7R, it WILL evaporate pretty quickly if you don’t put the cap on tight. The web site suggests ethyl acetate as a green substitute, but I have no experience with ethyl acetate as a styrene cement. Subject of the new topic: I am on the very edge of using up the last drops of my Tenax and Ambroid liquid plastic cements, and I was jolted this morning when my reliable ACE Hardware store informed me that they can no longer carry my otherwise usual MEK (and this is IOWA, not California). I got a gallon of the real stuff from the Sherwin Williams store last week. stronger? It works quite well on styrene. On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 08:55:30 AM CDT, Denny Anspach wrote: Plastruc Pro-Weld is not chemically similar to Tenax-7R. I looked it up on the EPA website and it doesn't seem all that dangerous, unlike, say Carbon Tet. No need to scrape paint at the joints. Right now that is. That should be a lifetime+ supply of the stuff. Do you live in California where they have very stringent laws governing chemicals? I think this violates the Terms of Service. > Plastruc Pro-Weld is not chemically similar to Tenax-7R. I looked it up on the EPA website and it doesn't seem all that dangerous, unlike, say Carbon Tet. I am on the very edge of using up the last drops of my Tenax and Ambroid liquid plastic cements, and I was jolted this morning when my reliable ACE Hardware store informed me that they can no longer carry my otherwise usual MEK (and this is IOWA, not California). If you haven't yet opened the can, I'd return it for a refund and see if they have stocked MEK. I wonder what MEK substitute is. Both are intended for Plexiglas assembly but work very well in styrene. It's easy to make and relatively cheap. MEK is a solvent that is often avoided due to high toxicity and various health hazards, however MEK is actively sought out often due to its high evaporation rate, high boiling rate, and use as a strong cleaning agent. So went to my least favorite big box store today with the intention of finally buying that can of MEK for gluing my plastic structures. MEK vs. Acetone. This is a strong solvent similar to acetone but with a slower evaporation rate. $3 for the quart was still a good deal for the stuff. Both places had  MEK substitue, not MEK. The print on the bottles is too fine for me to know what's in it. Any advice and experience with this out there? ‹ Painting mullions in Walthers kits for metal and industrial buildings, Super easy wheel painting for model railroad freight and passenger cars, SMA37 Simple DCC Connections for Wide Decoder Adaption, 56 | Additional Work On The New Module | Easy Streets and Other Projects, Eight Simple Rules for Designing My Layout. That should be a lifetime+ supply of the stuff. This page was generated at 02:29 AM. I was wondering the same thing. I've been using Tamiya extra thin cement since Tenax disappeared. You could also check for source at any of your local automotive paint shops. MEK Substitute and current plastic cements Denny Anspach #109857 . The health dangers associated with acetone are very minimal. Inhalation of high concentrations (around 9200 ppm) in the air caused irritation of the throat in humans in as little as 5 minutes. The local HD had this stuff on the shelf, but they still had MEK also. John, my reference for methylene chloride was styrene. Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: http://www.wmbarr.com/ProductFiles/1...Substitute.pdf, If this is your first visit, be sure to What gives? It is It's also a lot more stable than TATP. Here in sunny northern IL, Ace still carries it as well. It can cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation at high concentrations. There was no "MEK Subsitute" on the shelves. All that is available is MEK substitute, ethyl acetate. Did they take it off the market or something? I do have some Testors  (2-3 years old), but at least the bottle that I have seems to take forever or…. Yes in theory, but in practice it evaporates a bit too fast. If there is a plastics supplier near high I recommend Weldon 3 and Weldon 4. I’ve been using Micro-Mark “Same Stuff” and am very happy with it. The Group moderators are responsible for maintaining their community and can address these issues. -----Original Message----- The new topic will begin with this message. I prefer MED to Acetone because it evaporates a little slower. Since MEK is a slightly harsher chemical, some choose to replace MEK with acetone as a “safer” alternative. Next time I opened it, the can was empty. Get free shipping on qualified Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Paint Thinners or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today in the Paint department. While MEK is often seen as a safer replacement, it is important to consider alternative solvents that are … I bought 2 quart cans of the MEK for $9.98 each. Given the small amount of the MEK that's used in the assembly of styrene model structures, I think these 2 quarts plus what I have left of a quart will give me a lifetime supply. Here in Martinsburg, WV, the local Lowes store had a good supply of MEK in quart and gallon cans. Scientists have shown that the moon is moving away at a tiny yet measurable distance from the earth every year. I figured it was a lifetime supply. That's pretty much my essential glue inventory. Whether or not pure MEK does a better job I don't know - then again, what's a "better job" - faster?

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