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May 13

Mountmaking Forum ›Sintra Blocks


Hi Adrienne, I was just looking over the mounts that you made for our Sacred Gifts show and I noticed that one of the blocks is made from Sintra.  What do you use to glue it together with?  You can reply to the Mountmakers forum.  Other mountmakers would probably be interested.

Thank you

Philip Brutz Mountmaker Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106-1797 216-707-2617



adrienne 11/19/08 The Preparations Department here made the blocks. I checked with them and they use 3M Scotch Weld Urethane Adhesive DP605NS which they get from RS Hughes company. They said to be sure and sand the surface if you are gluing the smooth surface instead of a cut edge.



James Gielow 11/19/08

Re: [mountmaking-forum] RE: Sintra Blocks Other recipients: pbrutz@clevelandart.org Another glue alternative for Sintra is called Weld-on #2007 from the IPS corporation.  They make a glue for anything and the 2007 formula is specifically for rigid vinyl (i.e. Sintra). It uses a capillary effect that actually fuses the sintra together on a molecular level.


James  A. Gielow Lead Carpenter / Chief Preparator Design and installation Department San Diego Museum of Art Ex. 1926



Philip Brutz 11/19/08

Has anyone used RenShape polyurethane for blocks or decks?  Obo Modulan is a similar product from Germany.

Philip Brutz Mountmaker Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106-1797 216-707-2617

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