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Bob Smith Industries INSTA-CURE™ IC-GEL™ & INSTA-SET™ Accelerator

$13.99
SKU 116H151H

C-GEL™ is a cyanoacrylate paste that is extremely thick which comes in an applicator tube like toothpaste. It has the same bonding and curing time characteristics as MAXI-CURE™. IC-GEL™, however, can be applied to a vertical surface and will stay in place. It will not run. This can be very convenient for some assembly applications. Applying CA to the bottom of a horizontal surface, such as a ceiling, can be very difficult with anything other than a full standard CA bottle. IC-GEL™ can be applied at any angle with just a squeeze of the tube. The gel does, however, have a tendency to continue to come out of the tube for about a second after pressure is released, so this must be taken into account to apply the exact amount of IC-GEL™ that you want.

IC-GEL™ is an excellent putty for plastic models. It will fill any void and can be formed to many shapes. Applying INSTA-SET™ allows IC-GEL™ to be sanded or filed to final shape in less than 20 seconds. Autobody repairmen have finished their jobs in a fraction of the time by using IC-GEL™ with the additional advantage over normal body putties of superior bonding to metal surfaces. IC-GEL's™ most popular application is for the bonding of fragments of live coral (frags) to underwater rocks in aquariums. It has proven to be non-toxic to aquatic organisms and provides instant bonding for the propagation of the coral. IC-GEL™ has a superior shelf life of over three years and its application nozzle makes it the easiest of all CAs to apply.

INSTA-SET™ is a catalyst which acts as an accelerator that allows CAs to quickly cure in thick layers by enhancing the alkaline conditions during polymerization. INSTA-SET™ in a spray bottle is normally used to cure the CA that flows from joints when parts are pressed together. Applying an additional bead of thick CA along a seam and then curing it with INSTA-SET™ significantly enhances a joint’s strength. For difficult to bond materials, INSTA-SET™ can be applied to one surface and CA to the opposite surface. When brought together, they will bond instantly. INSTA-SET™ is formulated with a strawberry scent and activates CA in 6 to 8 seconds without any degrading of the CAs strength, which can occur with many other accelerators. It is compatible with all surfaces, even clear plastic and white foam.

Directions for IC-GEL™: Screw on top and cap unit to puncture seal on the tube. Remove cap and apply IC-GEL™ to one surface, and then hold parts tightly together. Sets in 10-25 seconds. Replace cap immediately after use. Store in a cool dry place. IC-GEL™ can be applied to a vertical surface and will stay in place. It will not run. IC-GEL™ can be applied at any angle with just a squeeze of the tube.

IC-GEL’s™ most popular application is for the bonding of fragments of live coral (frags) to underwater rocks in aquariums. It has proven to be non-toxic to aquatic organisms and provides instant bonding for the propagation of the coral. IC-GEL™ is also an excellent putty for plastic models. It will fill any void and can be formed to many shapes. Applying INSTA-SET™ allows IC-GEL™ to be sanded or filed to final shape in less than 20 seconds.

Directions for INSTA-SET™:After joining parts with cyanoacrylate (CA, super glue), spray the seams with INSTA-SET™ to cure the CA in 8 seconds. A bead of CA can then be applied to the outside and corners of joints before another application of INSTA-SET™ to reinforce their strength. INSTA-SET™ can also be applied to one part (with CA on the other) before joining for difficult to bond materials. INSTA-SET™ is compatible with all surfaces, including clear plastic and all foams. It also is a great cleaning agent for adhesive residue and scuff marks. Store separately from CAs.

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