Jim G
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Asked on Jan 26, 2013

What is BEST Glass to Metal Glue?

ZKMS WoodworksJim G
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Have a gift from a friend sits on my table in the Sunroom. Glass Lazy Susan like thing. The glass separated from the metal base that the glass spins on. *** What is BEST Glass to Metal Glue? I googled, but don't want to waste money on products that won't last.
12 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jan 26, 2013

    A couple of dabs of hot melt should do the trick.

  • Jim G
    on Jan 26, 2013

    KMS: looking up Hot Melt. Looks like a PUR product and need a HOT Gun? Wife has this Glue Gun that uses these glue sticks. Does this HOT Melt come in Glue sticks for glass? (I see the tubes, but assume you need a special gun for the tube?)

  • Go to an auto shop and ask them for the glue they use to attach the mirror metal tab to the windshield. I forgot what it is that they use, but it was a two part epoxy that is really strong. I used to work in a auto glass shop back in the 70's and remember using the stuff all the time. I think it was Devcon two part epoxy brand, but they can tell you better then I. The big trick is to clean the glass with alcohol and not touch it until you place the epoxy on it. Any oils from skin will cause this to come off. If there is any old glue still there, use a safety razor and get it off. You need a perfect flat area in which to glue the two pieces together.

  • Jim G
    on Jan 27, 2013

    @ Woodbidge... Perfect, makes sense. I'll def do that as if those rear view mirrors don't fall off, the glue they use should be plenty for a small glass table top. thanks.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jan 27, 2013

    The hot melt glue stick your wife has should work with out the mess of mixing epoxy. It not like this is going to see any type of stress or loading.

  • Jim G
    on Jan 27, 2013

    so this "Hot Melt" glue comes in sticks for the glue gun? I only see it in tubes, and not clear how the stuff in tubes get hot then. I'll look. ( The epoxy thing makes lots of sense too.. but definitely involves mixing. I'm going to ask Safelight guy.) Thanks for the tip.

  • Z
    on Jan 28, 2013

    @Kevin, what type of glue sticks are you talking about that works on smooth surfaces? I've not used my glue gun for ages because I found other glues to work better on most of what I needed gluing. In my experience hot glue is best use on porous surfaces where the glue kinds of grabs each item and holds them together like little "fingers". Both glass and metal are non porous so anything you use has to grab a smooth surface. You also want something that dries clear. Most hot glues dry slightly cloudy. Personally I'd recommend using Loctite glass glue. Unlike hot glue it stands up to heat and is dishwasher safe. You can find out more info here.... http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/sg_glass/overview/Loctite-Glass-Glue.htm

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jan 28, 2013

    @Z I'm not sure which brand they are, my sweetie buys them. She gets them from various sources, Like Joann fabrics hobby lobby, and online. I have used them on smooth metal bits a lot and never had any trouble. As far as the clarity, the glue is hidden in the assembly so the color does not matter.

  • Z
    on Jan 28, 2013

    If you think to ask your sweetie for more info about them I'd love to know @Kevin. A glue gun would be much easier to use.@ I will check JoAnn's online too.

  • Z
    on Jan 28, 2013

    I bet this is what your sweetie used Kevin. http://www.joann.com/high-temp-jewelry-glue-stick-7-16-x4-12-pkg/prd40639/ I need to get some of this. Thanks!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jan 29, 2013

    @Z her glue gun is the smaller one and uses the smaller sticks that are about 1/4" in diameter.. They are the high temp kind tho.

  • Z
    on Jan 29, 2013

    I bet you can get this type of glue in either size @Kevin. I know you could get all types in either size when I last used my glue gun. I have some of both sizes. My first glue gun was a Craftsman before they were popular in the craft stores. I did see that you can now get wood glue in sticks again. That's one of the things I used my first glue gun for. I hope @Jimhas seen this and been able to glue his Lazy Susan back together.

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