Asked on Apr 26, 2018

Is it safe to use Gorilla Epoxy over plumber putty for an ouglass bird

Hotheadzmarine.williamsonFiddledd224Laura Cooper
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I'm making an outside glass birdbath with old vases and dishes and I need to know if using plumber's putty to seal everything can be done or should I take that off and just use the gorilla epoxy or can I use the gorilla epoxy over that to make sure that it's got a good seal



7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 26, 2018

    use a clear marine grade exterior epoxy
  • Ken
    Ken
    on Apr 26, 2018

    Plumber's putty has zero structural strength. If you are just using it to make a water seal, it may be a good choice. I would recommend silicone caulk over either of your choices. It will last longer than the plumber's putty but offers flexibility needed with temperature changes that epoxy does not.
  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone
    on Apr 26, 2018

    Hi Daphne,
    Yes you can use the gorilla glue over the epoxy so that you don't have to take it apart, but in the future you should try E6000 as it's water proof, works wonders and will hold for years! Would love to see pictures of your creation when it's finished!
  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Apr 26, 2018

    I use the plumbers Epoxy stick all the time—-for sure that product is non-toxic and quite durable I’m not sure if it suited for your application or not.

    This putty stick is my all time favorite repair crafting item to have on hand. Its less than six dollars at your local Lowe's hardware store in the plumbing department.

    Putty characteristics
    Steel-filled material, mixes in your hand and hardens in minutes
    Suitable for plastics, metals, fiberglass, concrete and ceramics
    May be drilled, tapped, filed, sanded, sealed and painted when hardened
    Non-toxic material contains no solvents
    Will not shrink


  • Laura Cooper
    Laura Cooper
    on Apr 27, 2018

    Plumbers putty NEVER hardens. That's why it's used to fit a sink basket into a basin. If you try to put an adhesive over plumbers putty, you will have a mess. It will likely never bond properly.
  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224
    on Apr 27, 2018

    I would use E6000 glue.
  • Hotheadzmarine.williamson
    Hotheadzmarine.williamson
    on Apr 30, 2018

    E6000 glue works best

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