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Fix your Packer in these common ways!

As of...right now, we transgenderd's have a couple of adhesives/packer repair kits out on the market. All of the ones Gramma is familiar with use one of these two methods for adhering silicone to silicone:

  1. Two-Part Silicone Adhesives (e.g. Gramma's Patch kit): There are two-part silicone adhesives available that provide strong bonds between silicone rubber and other materials. These adhesives typically consist of a base and a curing agent (e.g. "part a, part b") that are mixed together before application. They can be found from various manufacturers and are commonly used for bonding silicones.

  2. RTV Silicone Adhesives (e.g. Sil-poxy.): Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) silicone adhesives are widely available and commonly used for general-purpose bonding and sealing applications. These adhesives cure at room temperature and form flexible, durable bonds. While not specifically formulated for silicone-to-silicone bonding, they can provide adhesion in certain scenarios (translation - not ALL RTV silicones will fix your packer! Believe Gramma - she's tried it lol).

Cons of Gramma's Kit

Two Part Adhesive: 
  1. Complexity: Two-part adhesive silicone requires mixing two different components together before application. This can be more complex and time-consuming compared to single-component adhesives, which are ready to use out of the package.

  2. Mixing and curing time: The mixing process and curing time of two-part adhesive silicone can be longer than single-component adhesives. This may increase the overall time required for completing a project.

  3. Precision and consistency: Achieving precise and consistent mixing ratios between the two components is crucial for optimal performance. If the ratio is incorrect, it can affect the adhesive's strength, flexibility, and other properties.

  4. Cure Inhibition: The worst case scenario, cure inhibition refers to a phenomenon where the curing or hardening process of a material is impeded or prevented from fully occurring. It typically happens when certain substances or conditions interfere with the chemical reactions that are required for the curing process to proceed properly. This can result in incomplete or compromised curing, leading to undesirable properties or inadequate performance of the material.

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