There are numerous benefits of using an adhesive accelerator when dealing with slow-drying adhesives. The first benefit is quite obvious: it accelerates the curing speed of adhesives. Instead of waiting for a whole minute for the adhesive to dry, one can reduce this time to less than a second using an accelerator. Therefore, this saves on time and improves on production. Whenever one is assembling heavy parts, it is almost impossible to hold the parts together for long before the adhesive dries. In most cases, one would have to nail or weld the parts together before applying an adhesive. However, when using an accelerator, one does not have to nail or weld parts together since the bond forms instantly.
Application of an adhesive accelerator is quite easy. Most versions come in liquid form and can be sprayed or brushed on top of the bonding surface. Some companies supply them together with a spraying kit or brush in order to make the application process simple. Most brands are transparent in color hence do not leave stains upon drying. They only turn whitish upon interaction with the adhesive. The rest that does not interact with the adhesive evaporates and leaves the work piece clean.
Various environmental conditions such as excess humidity and fluctuation in temperature generally weaken bonded joints. However, with the use of an adhesive accelerator, one is assured of a longer term of service since it is able to stand harsh environmental conditions. It is quite important for one to ensure that they use the right kind of accelerator that blends perfectly with the adhesive in use. Most manufacturers and experts recommend their customers to use an accelerator and adhesive manufactured by the same company. Some accelerators are not compatible with various brands of adhesives hence caution should be taken to avoid getting undesired results.