Marbles sticking to bowling ball

by Linda
I have had a hard time trying to find something to adhere marbles to my bowling ball. I have tried all sorts of different products and nothing works more than a day or so. Does anyone have any suggestions. I have already tried mosaic adhesive, Thin-set, and even Portland cement and now I have a lot of cement on my bowling ball but no marbles.
  8 answers
  • Carol Carol on Jun 21, 2015
    Did you try caulking?
  • Lyn Therese Lyn Therese on Jun 21, 2015
    Liquid Nails.......Lowes or Menards or any hardware store. Ir's waterproof. Just keep in mind that the best way to cover your bowling ball with anything, do small sections first. With the finished side facing up until it sets and dries.
  • Ann Ann on Jun 21, 2015
    I've made loads of garden balls with marbles on bowling balls, oversize Christmas balls, styrofoam balls and even round lamp globes. I use Silicone II adhesive (you can get it in caulking gun tubes) or E6000 jewelry adhesive. Both are very smelly so work in a well ventilated area. Here's my first one, it's over ten years old.
  • Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy on Jun 21, 2015
    I had trouble getting plates to stick together for Garden Plate flowers. I finally figured out I wan't letting it cure long enough. It may say 24 hours setup time, but 72 is more like it. I am using E6000 now for everything, but letting it set up longer. Good luck.
  • Brenda R Brenda R on Jun 21, 2015
    DAP Auto & Marine glue. Don't be stingy with it either. Give the marble a good covering of the area you're going to place it. Hold it in place a few seconds before turning it loose. Start placing your marbles on the hole area first and do a section at a time and allow to dry before moving on to another section. Half marbles or gems work best but marbles can be glued also. Good luck.
  • Eli mackewich Eli mackewich on Jun 23, 2015
    go to Lowes get the tube of 100 % silicone caulk and using the gun and a trusty spreader put on the bowling ball fairly thick then embed your marbles. DONT MOVE for at least 3 days for may take several times to cover all the ball.
  • Yogurt Hydro Yogurt Hydro on Jun 23, 2015
    Have you tried Gorilla glue?
  • Eli mackewich Eli mackewich on Jun 24, 2015
    too runny.......... Plus it foams up and looks terrible, silicone is clear and you hardly see it when done