Adhesives called cold welding are well known and used both in Russia and around the world. One of the representatives of the compositions of this type is the cold welding "Diamond". Due to the positive reviews about its quality, glue has gained popularity and is often used in construction and finishing works.
Glue "Diamond" is unique in its properties, its use does not create any special problems. A nice bonus is the adequate price of the product. The range of applications is quite extensive - the tool can be used for a variety of works: from repairing water pipes to gluing car parts.
The glue is packaged in plastic cylinders and pre-wrapped in cellophane. It is white in color, but inside has a gray core that does not initially mix with the base.
The white base is quite sticky and can partially remain on the hands when working. This adversely affects the basic properties of the composition. To correct the situation, before using the glue, you need to wet your hands in cold water.
Cold welding of this brand is packaged in cylinders of various sizes, which is convenient for consumers. Only the necessary amount of material needs to be prepared for use, since its surpluses will harden after some time, and it will be impossible to apply them. Therefore, it is recommended to use not the entire mixture at the same time, but in parts.
Before mixing the glue, you need to make sure it is soft. It is also convenient to cut it. However, after the material is mixed, it becomes solid.
Cold welding "Diamond" consists of a hardener and epoxy resin. Two types of fillers are added to them - mineral and metal.
The main advantages of the material:
- due to its versatility, this glue can be used in a wide area of work;
- this type of cold welding does not create problems in use, the application does not require specific skills;
- any specific tools are not required for work, you can cope with the help of improvised tools;
- packing in packaging of different volumes makes the purchase of welding convenient for the consumer;
- It is in a low price category;
- welding is easy to store, it is quite unpretentious and does not require specific conditions.
The main disadvantages of the material:
- when the composition dries or has already dried, it is easy enough to break it because of its fragility;
- it is mainly used in everyday life, as it does not withstand serious loads and mechanical stress;
- if lumps appear inside the composition during application, this adversely affects the quality of the product;
- the material may adhere to a dry surface;
- relatively short life, especially with adverse effects.
In cases where objects cannot be glued with other compounds, it is recommended to use cold welding "Diamond". In the case when a broken piece of ceramic is badly damaged or a small part is lost, the glue can be used to restore it. A figure is fashioned from it, or the formed hole is filled with material, and after solidification, the area becomes dense, and the parts are firmly fastened.
This mixture can stick together not only homogeneous materials, but also various in texture. To do this, thoroughly clean the surfaces from dirt and dust and then degrease them.
The only nuance is that the restored items will not withstand severe loads and strong mechanical stress. Cold welding “Universal Diamond” with a volume of 58 g at ordinary temperatures is used, it is recommended to exclude their strong differences.
Cold welding "Diamond" may vary in volume and composition. In composition, it is divided into several types.
Soyuz universal adhesive can be used in works of various kinds. The type of surface does not matter; it is used with both homogeneous and heterogeneous materials.
When repairing furniture and working with wood, cold welding is used to work on wood. It helps to eliminate delamination, and also well connects the coatings themselves.
Car repair also uses a special type of glue. With it, you can glue small parts, get rid of chips on the machine body. Also used to repair threads.
When working with metal objects, it is recommended to use cold welding "Diamond", in which there is a steel filler. It can combine color and other types of metal.
Adhesive for plumbing - moisture and heat resistant. When using it, tightness is achieved. It is used when working with pipes and other plumbing connections.
Highlights at Work
The maximum working temperature when using cold welding "Diamond" is +145 degrees. The composition hardens over a period of about 20 minutes, but it takes about a day to completely solidify. It is recommended to apply glue at +5 degrees.
Before using the composition, it is necessary to prepare the surface. It must be cleaned of dust and dirt and then degreased.
The composition itself should be used in the correct proportions. The volume of the outer part should be equal to the volume of the core. The glue is mixed to a soft uniform consistency, after which you can work with it.
If the surfaces treated with the composition are wet, when applying glue it needs to be smoothed for better adhesion to the material. After this, a tourniquet should be applied for 20 minutes. If you need to speed up the drying process, you can use a regular hairdryer. When heated, the composition hardens much faster.
The room in which work is carried out must be properly ventilated. The use of gloves will not be superfluous.
Instructions for use
The use of the composition should be carried out according to the instructions, in compliance with all requirements, then the work performed will please a long period of time. Summing up, we can distinguish several stages of work with cold welding "Diamond".
It is necessary to begin the process with surface preparation. It is cleaned of dust and other impurities and thoroughly degreased.
After that, the glue is kneaded. It is necessary to pay special attention to the equal volume of the external and internal parts of the composition. Since the glue dries quickly enough, it is best to use a small amount of product for work.
The glue is thoroughly mixed and kneading. It should become soft and resemble plasticine in consistency. After that, the necessary figures are fashioned from it, or the composition is applied to one of the surfaces to be glued.
Full drying of cold welding "Diamond" is about a day. After that, the processed thing is completely ready for use.
About the testing of cold welding "Diamond" see below.