Asked on May 18, 2016

What glue should I use to repair a birdbath?

by Carmen
What glue should I use to repair this cast iron birdbath I found. Gorilla Glue worked pretty well until a big wind knocked it over and came apart again.
  19 answers
  • William William on May 18, 2016
    Try a two part epoxy!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 18, 2016
    You need epoxy glue as William said but just make sure it says outdoor use.
  • Darla Darla on May 18, 2016
    Use the epoxy that is made for plumbing repairs.
  • Debby Debby on May 18, 2016
    E6000 will work
  • Carmen Carmen on May 18, 2016
    Thanks to all the quick replies! Hometalk folks are the best!! 🤗
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 18, 2016
    E6000 is not a glue for outside
  • Debby Debby on May 18, 2016
    No it comes in a tube I got it at Michaels it is a jewelry/metal glue. I have used it on glass , metal, wood and plastic it works on everything... After its dry no issues outside.
  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 26, 2016
    E6000 is an all purpose glue and weather proof. As Debby said it will work on basically everything. but it was not made specifically for the jewelry/craft industry. That being said what kind of metal is the bird bath. You may want a better solution than a glue. Talk to someone in the automotive field and see if they can braze or weld the pieces together. Sorry my reply is late I just saw this posted.
  • P auline miller P auline miller on Nov 05, 2016
    A marine glue will hold anything indoors or out!
  • Candice Eagle Candice Eagle on Jan 11, 2017

    What was your solution & how did it work. I have the EXACT SAME birdbath w/ the same break near the base.

    • J.r15342688 J.r15342688 on Jan 18, 2017

      Use JB Weld. We repaired our outdoor aluminum patio chair probably 10 years ago with it and it's still good as new!

  • Colleen Baugus Colleen Baugus on Jan 22, 2017

    ace has stuff jb weld

  • Joanne C. Wanciak Joanne C. Wanciak on Jan 27, 2017

    take it to a welding shop have it done right. Low cost too. You can also take it to a community college with a welding dept. no cost.

  • Carmen Carmen on Jan 27, 2017

    Wow! Good to know since nothing seems to work permanently because of the weight. Thanks!

  • GlassLady GlassLady on Feb 01, 2017

    Same bird bath, same problem. Poorly designed with just 1/8" long screw threads to join the parts....but it is a cute thing. im sad I've lost the metal bird.

  • Deb Martin Knaff Deb Martin Knaff on Feb 10, 2017

    I found marine glue for boats at Ace Hardware made for outside use. So far it has withstood 2 Montana winters on my homemade birdbath that stands outside year round. If you know what Montana winters are like, I believe this glue may be a miracle.`I looked for the tube to get the brand name but I must have used it all. But, I found it in the glue isle, so I believe you could find some at a local hardware store OR maybe even a marine/boat dealer. Good luck.

  • Buck Buck on Feb 11, 2017

    I would take it to a welding shop, they can repair it. I have welded cast Iron.

  • Nicole Nicole on May 28, 2017

    I was amazed to find this post! I have the same bird bath, same break!! Did welding work the best or is one of the glues sufficient?

  • Jennie Stadler Jennie Stadler on May 28, 2017

    I don't know about the bird bath, but in general if you want to repair metal, see a welder.

  • Carmen Carmen on May 28, 2017

    After having little success with the glues, I finally took it to a welding business. And that finally did the trick! It's fallen over several times and stayed in tact.