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What glue is safe to use on nasal masks?
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What glue is safe to use on nasal masks?
Friends, I am using Philips Dreamwear Nasal masks, I clean them every day just like Philips wants me to, however they tend to break after only 8 months or so. There is a little plastic ring inside the nasal part that hooks on the the larger frame, and that comes off - making the mask useless. 

Now I am wondering if anyone here can recommend a safe glue for CPAP masks, so I can reattach that ring. The ring is plastic and the mask is silicone. 

I'd use super glue, but that is highly toxic, and I don't want to be breathing super glue every night. Does anyone have any advice? 

Thank you in advance, I am looking forward to circumventing Philips' obvious planned obsolescence.
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RE: What glue is safe to use on nasal masks?
Mask frames are designed for 6-month replacement, however, you can replace mask parts rather than the whole mask. You need to wrap your mind around the fact masks are consumables. Is the part that is breaking, part of the nasal cushion or part of the frame?  Instead of gluing, just replace parts.  Looking on Amazon, the mask frame and connector is only $8.00, the swivel elbow is only about $8.51, cushions are $10.50 and a 6-pack of headgear is under $20.  I think getting some spare parts would be an easier and better idea. Masks will leak more and fit worse as they age, so replacement is a good idea, and doesn't need to break the bank.



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RE: What glue is safe to use on nasal masks?
Thank you for the advice SleepRider, you are always so helpful.
The part that keeps breaking is the cushion connector on the UNT-cushion part. There is a plastic ring glued to the silicone that gives up after a few months. I will check amazon and see if I can order some replacements.
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RE: What glue is safe to use on nasal masks?
I missed you are in Sweden. The availability of mask parts is quite good here in the U.S. but may not be so easy where you live.
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RE: What glue is safe to use on nasal masks?
I have used Aleene's Tacky Glue to good effect on many plastics.  It doesn't have much smell, and it has a good solid grip.  May not be available where you live, at least not locally.

Personally, I would spend a few coins for replacement parts or new ones, but if you have to be thrifty, Aleene's should help.  I just used my supply to semi-permanently couple the short hose that ends up at the cushion to the climateline longer hose because mine had begun to separate easily during the night.  A month in, it's still coupled, no smell, not even that first night.

Mind you, it could be me...not smelling.  Big Grin
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