Asked on Jul 15, 2017

Need a glue to bond plastic to glass

William Norris
by William Norris
Making soap pumps from liquor bottles. Need a glue to bond a plastic collar to the bottle so the pump can be screwed in. Super glue and monster glue does not work. Thanks for any suggestions
  15 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 15, 2017

    Try JB Weld epoxy

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jul 15, 2017

    Epoxy should do the trick. We use it on this customers trophy to glue glass cups to a plastic base.

  • Rose Murphy Rose Murphy on Jul 15, 2017

    Jb weld

  • Diana Jones-Cox Diana Jones-Cox on Jul 15, 2017

    Gorilla glue usually does well. Just be sure to use a little and follow the instructions

  • Kim Kim on Jul 15, 2017

    E6000, or a two-part epoxy. Both available at the hardware store.

  • Elaine Elaine on Jul 15, 2017

    Gorilla Glue is strong but use very little - water activates it - therefore, if you apply too much glue, it starts to bubble up in size and might be quite noticeable on your project. For "transparent" craft ideas such as this, I then use E6000.

    I refinished a small side table recently which needed some wooden pieces glued together UNDER the table. I used Gorilla Glue which, as I said, bubbles up/increases in size so some of the glue oozed out. However, since it was under the table, the excess glue didn't show.

    Both glues work well!

  • Melissa Thompson Melissa Thompson on Jul 15, 2017

    Use Loctite Glass Glue. Here is the information I found...

    The unique butyl formula provides a lasting bond that regular super glue can't. It bonds glass to glass and glass to other materials. Forming fast and durable joints, the bond is water and heat resistant to stand up to everyday use. Loctite Glass Glue dries clear, sets without clamping and is dishwasher safe.

  • Brenda Brenda on Jul 15, 2017

    How about Lepages contact cement?

  • Sandy Sandy on Jul 17, 2017

    E6000 holds a lot of surfaces dry well

  • Gale O'Neal Gale O'Neal on Jul 17, 2017

    E6000 - key is to let dry completely before next step.

  • Babette Babette on Sep 09, 2017

    I would use a silicone marine glue. It's made for wet and also it's used to make fish tanks. Works great with plastic and glass. You can get it at the home improvement stores.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 09, 2017

    I agree with Babette, the marine silicone with work really well and stand up to the soap and water. I have used it and other silicones for many things, but the marine is made to hold glass together for fish tanks and glass to hard smooth plastic should be no different. Much easier to use than runny glues and epoxy and you will be able clean up any that squishes out with a paper towel.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Dec 05, 2020

    Hi William I realize this is quite an old question, but I thought I'd share this brilliant site that let's you enter what you want to glue to what and it will tell you the best glue to use - I always use it to check first.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 02, 2021

    Hello. I might consider suggesting using epoxy putty it is used in plumbing projects projects. It will dry a light gray and can be painted.