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Anaerobic adhesives work by completely filling gaps between metal components. Using an anaerobic adhesive prevents loosening from vibration and also protects the joint from corrosion or rust that can result from moisture. They are typically used to augment the seal or holding force of a mechanically joined assembly

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Methacrylate Adhesives (also called acrylic adhesives) are incredibly strong and easy to use. Formulated for bonding plastic and metal substrates, our methacrylate adhesives adhere through surface oil and grease. That means you get a strong bond with less surface preparation required.

Epoxy Adhesives

Special epoxy is strong enough to withstand the forces between a surfboard fin and the fin mount. This epoxy is waterproof and capable of curing underwater. The blue-coloured epoxy on the left is still undergoing curing.

How Sealants Function

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Sealants are generally chosen for their ability to fill gaps, resist relative movement of the substrates, and exclude or contain another material. Sealants are generally lower in strength than adhesives, but have better flexibility. Usually, a sealant must effectively bond to a substrate in order to perform these functions.

Contact Adhesives

When an adhesive is a contact this means it adheres to itself, taking along what ever it is attached to. To use a contact adhesive you simply apply even coats of the adhesive to each material you wish to adhere, allow it to dry, and stick them together. Contact adhesives are ideal when it is awkward to clamp, or when you have large surface area. Some Glues can be used as contact adhesives or as straight application, see Spray Adhesives