knighty76 Posted June 23, 2005 Report Share Posted June 23, 2005 Hi! I'm trying to laminate two strips of binding material that I bought from Stew Mac, but it's not really happening for me. I bought the laminating jig too, and it's great.. just the ticket. But my problem is the two strips aren't properly bonding.. they came apart fairly easily when I checked back after a couple of hours. I followed the instructions fairly closely.. but I have two theories and wonder if anyone has had any experience or similar problems. Theory 1) Pure acetone is not stocked in hardware shops anywhere in the North of England, so far as I can tell. To that end, and I think having read somewhere that it should work, I bought nail varnish remover... acetone in the guise of lady products! I made sure that it was an acetone-based product. Now I'm wondering if because it's not pure acetone.. there are a few extra ingredients in there, for example I reckon they colour it to make it look pretty. I'm wondering if after applying it when the solvent evapourates is it possible that it's leaving behind some kind of residue, preventing the surfaces from forming a proper bond? Theory 2) Wondering if I was pulling the strips through the jig quickly enough.. the instructions on Stew Mac said to brush on the acetone in 6" mating strips and immediately pull them through. Now, my interpretation of "immediately" may have been wonky.. just how quickly does the solvent evapourate?.. are we talking about pulling the strips through within half a second? Because with putting the brush down, and pulling through the jig quite slowly I may have scuppered the process. Any help would be smashing. Hopefully I can try again without having to buy new binding product (I'm in the UK and international shipping from Stew Mac is a pain). Cheers lads and lasses, Rich. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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