(Closed) For all you crafting ladies: best type of glue for metal?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

I’ve had luck permanently gluing metal to plastic with E6000 glue. It would probably work just as good with metal-metal.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

gorilla glue has worked really well for me in the past

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Corilee13: yeah that’s happened to me before, then I realized that I was using way too much. A little bit goes a long way with gorilla glue, test it out on some pieces that you aren’t using to get a fee for the amount. It might also help to buy a disposable sponge brush to help get a thin layer spread on.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used to have a reaaaaaaaaaaaaaally old car (1978!) that had a hood ornament! One of my friends broke it off once b/c we were rolling around the hood laughing at something, and I fixed it right up with JB Weld (I think that’s the name). I got it at Auto Zone, but most major car shop places should carry it.

HTH!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Epoxy!

I learned that in my small metals class in college. it’s what jewelers use to glue pearls to rings (a hole gets drilled into the pearl. the ring has a post on it that gets epoxied into that hole). also,  I once epoxied a silver band inside a ring that was too big, and it lasted about 6 years – and I wore that ring every day!

note: if you need to release the glued parts, heating them gently will help cause the glue to release.

use this stuff in a well ventilated area!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@Corilee13: “you sound like my uncle”

hee hee, maybe that’s because I’ve learned my love for craftsmanship from my dad!

by the way, no glue will bond metal permanently. the only way you can do that is with cold connections (like rivets) or soldering. I think epoxy is going to be your best bet, glue wise though. you may as well do some experiments, I heard good things about E6000 too (as Bellagio suggested).  try some different glues and test them out by trying to pull them apart.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I second what @janie-janie: said – USE EPOXY!!! My mom is very crafty and uses it for everything: broken jewelery, broken decorations, crafts, outdoor projects, etc.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Epoxy works great when I need to glue felt onto my saxophone.  I’d try that!  But be careful with it–it dries EXTREMELY FAST.  I have also used it to glue magnets onto wood–which also resulted in glueing magnets onto my fingers Embarassed  Yes, this glue is strong.  And if you do manage to glue your fingers together or onto something else, I recommend fingernail polish remover to unstick yourself.

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