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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

PL Premium(?) under another name?

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Ridley
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PL Premium(?) under another name?

Post by Ridley » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:12 am

I am in the UK and cannot easily buy PL Premium unless I import however I have found this

https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Pattex-PL ... ve/31-9049

Which is called PL Premium and is sold under the Pattex brand name which appears to be part of Henkel which is part of/partner with Loctite.

So is this PL Premium? HAs anyone tried it?



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Re: PL Premium(?) under another name?

Post by anachronist » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:54 pm

If it needs water to cure, then it's likely the same stuff.



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Re: PL Premium(?) under another name?

Post by Afrom1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:55 pm

it sems like you can get it of amazon uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... PL+Premium
Or am i missing that they ship it from the us



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Re: PL Premium(?) under another name?

Post by mac_xpert » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:12 am

I have tried it. Its not the same colour as the American PL premium and doesn't seem to hold as well. It comes out of the tube white, whereas the American stuff seems to be light brown.

I have used it to splice some bottles, but both times it leaked under pressure. I even tried it on some glass fibre reinforced spliced bottles and these leaked at 120 - 140 PSI.
bottle_test_1.jpg
I'll shortly be doing some pressure tests on a variety of UK adhesives, so i'll let you know how well it holds up against some others. I'll post some pictures, so you can verify yourself that i'm not being an eejit and making a hash of the splicing.

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