Best Glue for Plastic in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 10, 2020
Glue for plastic lets you glue plastic, it is as simple as that. The best glue for plastic acts fast (or slow when that's necessary), creates a strong, long-lasting bond, and, usually, enables you to glue most plastics. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The glue will not start breaking down when exposed to common solvents. Using this two-part adhesive, you'll also be able to fill voids and bond uneven and vertical surfaces. The 5-minute set time gives you enough time to reposition the glued item. 

CONS

The package does not include a protective cap. 

OUR VERDICT

As strong as the strongest gorillas, Gorilla Glue Gorilla 25ml Epoxy Plastic easily bonds most materials besides polyethene or polypropylene plastic. The strong bond that the glue creates will fit both automotive repairs and household projects. 

detailed parameters
Type

Epoxy Glue

Works Best On

Plastics, steel, aluminium, glass, wood, ceramic, tile

Assembly Time

5 minutes

Extras

Syringe applicator

Colour When Dry

Clear

Volume

25 ml

PROS

Because the glue is so runny, you can fill the tightest gaps. The tip end will ensure easy application, even when bonding the smallest parts. With its translucent formula, the glue leaves models looking spotless. 

CONS

The glue comes out really quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

Plastic models kits have fans ranging from 5 to 105 years old. Glueing them can be a hassle though. Using Bloq Model Glue, you'll be able to make this task virtually hassle-free. With this fast-acting glue, you can bond multiple models within minutes. 

detailed parameters
Type

Model Glue

Works Best On

Styrene, ABS plastic, Lexan, polycarbonate, acrylic, and more

Assembly Time

Fast-acting

Extras

Tip end, protective cap

Colour When Dry

Clear

Volume

60 ml,

30 ml and 125 ml are also available

PROS

Despite its runny consistency, this adhesive doesn't drip, which means that you can use it to glue together vertical surfaces without worrying about spilling the glue. The bottle has a wide base, so you'll unlikely be able to accidentally tip it over. 

CONS

The glue does not bond polystyrene items as well as different materials. 

OUR VERDICT

The Bloq Weld Super Plastic Glue can bond everything that most super glues can bond but also polypropylene and polystyrene. Thanks to that, you can use this adhesive to bond various gardening tools, pots, automotive parts, even appliances and electronics. 

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue 

Works Best On

Styrene, ABS plastic, Lexan, polycarbonate, acrylic, polystyrene, and more

Assembly Time

Fast-acting

Extras

Tip end, protective cap

Colour When Dry

Clear

Volume

30 ml,

60 ml, 120 ml, and 125 ml are also available

PROS

Every available bottle comes equipped with a convenient protective cap that enables safe storage without worrying that you might spill the glue. Even though the glue is fast-acting, its runny consistency lets you reposition the parts even when the adhesive is already applied.

CONS

The manufacturers do not recommend using this product in poorly ventilated areas. 

OUR VERDICT

The Bloq Super Glue for Plastic is brilliant at bonding any surface that is made from polystyrene, something that you can seldom say about even the most expensive super glue products. Plus, you can choose between 30, 60, 120, and 125 ml bottles. 

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue

Works Best On

Styrene, ABS plastic, Lexan, polycarbonate, acrylic, polystyrene, and more 

Assembly Time

Fast-acting

Extras

Tip end, protective cap

Colour When Dry

Clear

Volume

30 ml,

60 ml, 120 ml, and 125 ml are also available

PROS

This heat-resistant glue can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations. Equipped with long nozzles, the product enables precise application. Setting in seconds, this adhesive lets you bond even porous surfaces (including vertical).

CONS

The glue acts fast, so be careful with the fingers. 

OUR VERDICT

Though Golden Beads Super Glue costs practically nothing, other than plastic, this adhesive will allow you to bond wood, rubber, porcelain, ceramic, even leather and paper. With its help, you can complete different DIY projects and solve various issues both indoors and outdoors. 

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue

Works Best On

Plastic, wood, rubber, leather, porcelain, ceramics, paper, and more 

Assembly Time

In seconds

Extras

Long nozzles, protective caps

Colour When Dry

Clear

Volume

3 x 3 g

Gorilla Glue Gorilla 25ml Epoxy

Epoxy Glue for Plastic

Gorilla Glue is a promising name since gorillas aren't known to be especially weak, sounds logical, we know. Ensuring the strongest long-lasting bond, this glue accommodates both household and automotive repairs.

The secret behind its strength is the two-part adhesive coming from two tubes, with the easy-to-use syringe dispensing equal resin and hardener amounts from these tubes. When they're mixed together, these two elements create a permanent bond that even moderate liquid exposure, let alone small-time leaks will not be able to break.

Even though this epoxy glue is advertised for hard plastics, the combined substance is as good at bonding steel, aluminium, ceramic, tile, wood, glass, and more. Adding to its already numerous advantages, drying crystal-clear, this glue ensures that the project looks spotless when you're done with it.

The product does not entail considerable downsides. Its biggest flaw is that the package does not include a protective cap, which is an easily solvable issue. Apart from that, one could argue that this is the best glue for plastic. Furthermore, with its five-minute set time, the glue offers ample time to reposition the item, ensuring a perfect fit between the bonded surfaces.

Review of Gorilla Glue Gorilla 25ml Epoxy Plastic

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The Bloq Model Glue

Model Glue for Plastic Model Kits

The Bloq Model Glue has been described as a perfect glue for plastic models, a statement that we can get behind, at least for the most part. We're not crazy about the fact that the glue comes out really quickly, so we would recommend exercising caution when squeezing the bottle. Barring this little mishap, this is a fairly brilliant product, with the tip end ensuring easy application (again, as long as you remain gentle towards the bottle).

All you have to do is apply the glue to the surface in a direct fashion and clamp the two surfaces together. As always, the people behind this product advise that you choose well-ventilated premises before applying this adhesive and avoid contact with skin since the glue is fast-acting and the bond that it creates is pretty strong. They also recommend storing the glue somewhere away from kids but this is basically common sense, so we will not be talking about that.

We will mention though that the glue works with styrene, ABS plastic, polycarbonate (Lexan), acrylic, and more materials. We will also mention that you can choose between 30-, 60-, and 125-millilitre bottles, with the largest bottle covering even the biggest plastic models enthusiasts' needs.

Review of The Bloq Model Glue Plastic Cement

 

The Bloq Weld Super

Fixing Models and Repairing Various Household Items

The Bloq Weld Super Plastic Glue is a little more versatile than its relative from the same company that we have discussed above. Sure, using this product, you can bond plastic model kits, Airfix model kits, and Warhammer figures too.

The difference here is that, aside from styrene, ABS plastic, acrylic surfaces, and polycarbonate (Lexan), this glue can also bond polystyrene items. Because that's the case, this adhesive can be used for glueing products that require clarity, like food packaging and laboratory ware, although there are also countless electronics, appliances, gardening tools, automotive parts, and even toys made from polystyrene.

Now, full disclosure, this glue is not as good at bonding polystyrene as the next glue from Bloq, but the next entry is also not as good at bonding ABS plastic and polycarbonate as this one. In other words, the glue that we're reviewing here is, again, more versatile, even though, technically speaking, they both work with the same materials (including polypropylene). Lastly, even though the glue is quite runny, it does not drip and acts fast, so you can even glue vertical surfaces without exercising considerable finesse.

To put it a little differently, people that are into modelling but also need an adhesive for repair works will like The Bloq Weld Super Plastic Glue.

Review of The Bloq Weld Super Plastic Glue Cement

 

The Bloq Super Glue

Bonding Polystyrene like Nothing Else

The Bloq Super Glue for Plastic, as you can imagine, shares multiple similarities with the two products from Bloq that we were talking about above. Its consistency is also runny but not necessarily drippy, enabling bonding vertical surfaces even when you have very limited experience doing so. The bottle also comes equipped with a nice little tip end, so you can glue the tiniest parts and details without worrying about accidentally contacting the skin. The people behind this product recommend avoiding poorly ventilated premises as well.

So, what's the difference? Well, the difference here is that this adhesive, in addition to styrene, acrylics, ABS plastic, and Lexan (polycarbonate), can also bond polystyrene. And, unlike the previous entry, this product is excellent at bonding polystyrene.

Setting these minute differences aside, you can purchase this glue in a 30-,60-, 120, or 125-millilitre bottle. Other than the aforementioned tip end, they all come fitted with a protective cap, enabling safe storage knowing that the bottle will not spill.

In short, what we have here is the best glue for people who often work with polystyrene items and a solid product for modelling and everyday household and automotive repair too.

Review of The Bloq Super Glue for Plastic

 

Golden Beads Super Glue

Temporary Replacement Glue

Unlike its peers, Golden Beads Super Glue is not especially runny. Also, even the most fast-acting adhesives do not bond as fast as this glue. More often than not, this product bonds in seconds, so make sure you're careful with the fingers. On the upside, owing to its blazing-fast set time, this adhesive will let you bond vertical and porous surfaces with almost unmatched ease. It is an instant fix that enables repairing and completing various DIY projects, kids' school crafts, different PVC items, items made from hardwoods, rubber, porcelain, leather, ceramics, even paper.

As you can tell from the pictures, what we're dealing with here is a 3-pack, with the 3 bottles enabling easy and precise application without glueing something that you don't want to be glued. Atop the long nozzles, these bottles are putting protective caps, so you can store them basically anywhere without worrying that you might drop them and that the glue will spill everywhere. Finally, its translucent formula leaves the bonded surfaces spotless, so you can glue items where aesthetics are a top priority.

Bottom line, this 3-pack is the best replacement option that you can bring with you anywhere or just store at home knowing that, if anything happens, you'll be able to fix most problems that can be fixed by bonding two surfaces together. Plus, the glue is both waterproof and heat-resistant, so you can use it outside without worrying about the elements.

Review of Golden Beads Super Glue for Plastic

 

What Is Glue for Plastic?

Nowadays, plastic is used everywhere, as much as most types are antagonistic towards the environment. The biggest crime though is not that we're using plastic. The biggest crime is that we're throwing away cheap plastic items that we can easily fix using glue for plastic. The adhesives that we have gathered here can be used to stick plastics together, including ABS plastic, polyethene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polycarbonate (Lexan), polystyrene, and more. Setting aside plastics, these glues will usually let you bond different types of rubber (including styrene), methyl methacrylate (acrylic), and, sometimes, even steel, aluminium, ceramic, glass, wood, tile, leather, and paper.

Removing potential application surfaces from the equation, the difference between these adhesive boils down to the set time (with different products bonding anywhere between 5-10 seconds and 5 minutes) and the consistency. Of course, there are also different packages and different bottles, with some incorporating various applicators, enabling easy glueing, and protecting caps, enabling easy and safe storage.

These adhesives will even allow you to fix the most intricate car model kits, dollhouses, playhouses, and more.

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Publish Date: 2020-08-10 06:18:03