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Is super glue safe Zilla sent broken basking platform

Postby Longfellow777 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:29 pm

Just wondering if I can superglue this basking platform back together if it would be safe to put in the Viv and how long should I wait for? Would overnight be OK
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Re: Is super glue safe Zilla sent broken basking platform

Postby Drache613 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:36 pm

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Re: Is super glue safe Zilla sent broken basking platform

Postby Drache613 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:38 pm

Hello,

I have not ever used super glue for a tank before. I am sure others will chime in who have, but
as far as I know, it should be fine as long as enough time has lapsed to let it off gas before you
place your dragon back into the tank. Will the light be shining directly on it?

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Re: Is super glue safe Zilla sent broken basking platform

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:03 am

What is the platform made of ?

SUPERGLUE IS VERY HIGH IN TOXIC VOLATILES .

So not a suitable adhesive IMO to use in any enclosed space where ventilation will be poor.

Also , it's a space filler type adhesive , relies on filling the gap at a break very closely and it relies more on air pressure to hold the parts together , and is not all that strong under torque or tension.

I think a better adhesive will be 5min 2 part araldite , but be careful of using this in a confined space or exposing a reptile to it long term ( toxic ingredients and it also outgases over a period of time while and after setting ).

I'd suggest replacing the broken platform entirely to be safe.
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Re: Is super glue safe Zilla sent broken basking platform

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:58 am

I agree w/ kon --- replace it
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Re: Is super glue safe Zilla sent broken basking platform

Postby Longfellow777 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:54 am

as always thankyou ladies for your replys :D
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