G-S Hypo Cement
G-S Hypo Cement, with its unique pinpoint precision applicator, dries crystal clear and stays flexible, making it perfect for a wide variety of precise applications. As a tried and tested product since the 1930s, G-S Hypo Cement is ideal for watchmaking, jewelry repair, beading, industrial assembly, camera repair, hobbies, model building, and optical applications. It is widely used for:
Sealing Watch Crystals
Attaching Swarovski® Crystals
Fly Fishing Lures
Fine Screw Locking
General Household Repair
Dries water clear and stays clear
Built-in G-S Precision Applicator
Will not damage or craze surfaces
No waste – A precision product
Sets in 10 minutes
Allows parts to be positioned before setting
Recommended for non-porous surfaces
Medium-strength cement – Will not bond fingers or fuse surfaces
Excess easily removed with rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover or acetone
Tips & Tricks:
Flatten tube as you use it up; do not roll it. Insert cap wire when not in use. Clean needle-point area with rubbing alcohol before closing cap.
For detailed instructions and user tips, click here for PDF file.
Surface Preparation: Always apply G-S Hypo Cement to clean, dry surfaces. If oil or cleaning solution has been used prior to assembly, clean with water to make sure that no residue remains.
Usage: To apply a fine line of cement, gently move the applicator along the surface. To avoid waste, press tube gently until cement starts flowing, then ease up. Flatten the tube as it is used; do not roll, twist or bend as this may cause the tube to crack. Do not press down on the applicator when applying cement, as pressure can cause the precision applicator to become dislodged.
Usage Suggestion: The cement tends to keep flowing out of the applicator once it starts, so if you do not have time to place the cap wire into the precision applicator between uses, keep an empty, small bottle (like a spice bottle) in your work area, along with a small piece of sponge soaked in rubbing alcohol. After using the cement, set the tube “neck up” in the spice bottle and place the wet sponge over the precision applicator point. This will stop the flow of cement and keep the applicator clean and ready for its next use. Replace cap wire when finished.
Outgassing: During the first several minutes after application, vapor from the chemicals will evaporate so that the remaining liquid is more viscous. This feature enables the user to mount plastic articles which otherwise craze or become chemically attacked. Use cement in well-ventilated area.
Setting Time: The cement gets tacky after about 10-20 seconds. When tacky, begin assembly. Dries after about one hour. May take up to 24 hours to dry completely. Time may vary based on humidity.
Solubility: G-S Hypo Cement can be dissolved by isopropyl/rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover or acetone. Clean excess with cotton-tipped applicator.
Storage: Place cap wire in applicator when not in use to stop the flow of cement. Always clean the precision applicator and tube neck with acetone, nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol before closing the cap. This will prevent drops of cement from sealing the cap to the tube. To close: Carefully lay applicator flat against finger to help guide the cap wire into the precision applicator. Store G-S Hypo Cement at room temperature. Do not refrigerate, freeze or store in direct sunlight.
Tube Size: 4” x ⅝” (101.6 x 15.9mm), ⅓ fl. oz. (9ml).