i vote 2 ton epoxy
I put up some cabochon auctions recently and I've had a lot of people asking me if they could be made into pendants so I was wondering what the best adhesive/epoxy to use to attach boro cabochons to Aanraku pendant bails would be. Also, is the seal strong enough to last a lifetime of normal use? Thanks in advance!
i vote 2 ton epoxy
i've heard really good things about devcon 2 part uv glue.
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I use E-6000. It remains slightly flexible like silicone, so if the metal flexes it doesn't pop loose.
As for life time... life time of what? The metal backing will corrode and be dust long before the glass....the life of the owner? sure, no problem.
E-6000 is the best for securing something to opaque glass. If the glass is transparent, rear view mirror glue is phenominal. Think about what your mirror goes through... extreme heat, extreme cold, constant adjustment, etc.
The reason why the glass needs to be transparent is that it is a form of UV glue.
I hope that helps... Tom
Cool, looks like E-6000 it is since I've been putting a solid color backing on almost everything lately. Thanks for all your help!
while were on the subject of glue, someone recc. for glass to stone lexel
i havent tried it yet, instead of silicone.
i use silicone glue for my drawer pulls. it's cheap and easy, and can be loaded into a calk gun. i don't think it would work for your application though. but it's great if you need to glue something large, like to a fitting
HXTL Hextal, Locktite UV is pretty good but the piece should be transparent:o)
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Hextal is great for glass to glass - what about glass to metal?
Hextal is great epoxy, but it's not cheap.
Another vote for E-6000...I've used it to glue my cab necklaces for years and haven't been disappointed as yet. Below is a website that is helpful when needing knowledge about glues....
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Thanks for your input, everyone! I ended up going with the E-6000 and found a 3.7 oz. tube for $5.75 + $2.00 shipping. A lot of other people wanted $8.25+ shipped for 1-2 oz. tubes. Here's a link to the people I went through: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...%3D4%26ps%3D42
Also, here is a pretty good deal on a (12) 3.7 oz tube case for anyone that uses the stuff in bulk or resells it: http://cgi.ebay.com/E6000-GOOP-ADHES...QQcmdZViewItem
When the British Museum was restoring the priceless Portland Vase, they turned to Hxtal for the adhesive to hold it all together.
The only downside is you can't buy it in the winter months so place your order soon and don't let it freeze.
Cost is $50 for 1/4lbs which really isn't that bad. Well worth the money.
Here's a link for more info:
I think it's over kill for gluing bails so I didn't mention it first time around but as you can tell from my post above it is my second favorite adhesive.
The comfort in knowing your glue joint won't fall apart is absolutely priceless!
Damn, that stuff sounds hardcore! That must be what people use for those elaborate chandeliers and what not. I'd consider it if I was doing something more critical but $50 is way more than I want to spend on this small project. That's great to know though if I ever do anything that needs that kind of strength. Thanks!