warning

The chemistry of the activators WILL often turn some fossils green in color (if the fossil is preserved in clay or sand).  REMOVING the green color can be accomplished by using water based laundry bleach like Hylex (sodium hyperclorite).  Paint on the bleach and allow to sit.  Then wash off with pure water.  Debonder on a Q-tip can also be used.

PB303 non aerosol activator

These are used whenever you want an instant cure or hardening of your adhesives.  It allows for instant handling of your specimens.  There are special techniques for using the activator where quick assembly is desired. Same techniques apply as with aerosol activator. 

Activator will cause all PaleoBOND adhesives to harden rapidly. 

Same chemical as PB304 but comes in a pump spray bottle. 

NOTE:  As it is also considered flammable, PB303 can only be shipped by ground within the continental U.S. and Canada.

activators


PB304 aerosol activator

Activator is used whenever you want an instant cure or hardening of your adhesives.  It allows for instant handling of your specimens.  Activator is used to cure any adhesive that is exposed to air, such as squeezed out or surface applied adhesives.   There are special techniques for using the activator where quick assembly is desired. You should not ever apply the activator to the material to be bonded first as  it will stop the adhesive from penetrating into the material and you will not get a strong bond.

Spray lightly from 10-12 inches away from the specimen.  Excessive spray can over-cure the adhesive, causing it to boil! With the lower viscosities, it has a tendency to cure very rapidly.  More is NOT better. Use the activator sparingly.

Activator will cause all PaleoBOND adhesives to harden rapidly.  


NOTE:  This item can only be shipped by ground within the continental U.S. and Canada.