Best glue to hold rusted metal sculpture together in broken spot?

by Jil27548979
It is on a cute dog yard sculpture I bought years ago. The rusted metal is like thick wire (1/4 inch in diameter) and forms the dog's body then fits around a heavy rock (the dog's belly). The metal broke in a spot, and I can't figure out how to reattach the metal pieces to one another. Any ideas?

  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 18, 2018

    outdoor epoxy

  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 18, 2018

    The metal most likely broke due to rust... you might get JB Weld to hold the spot... but most likely it will need to be reinforced and re-welded... on something that thin... there if not much surface for the glue to adhere to and if it holds a heavy rock... it won't be strong enough to contain the weight

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 18, 2018

    It will probably require welding. A welding shop will spot weld for you for small charge. Or you can take it to the shop at your local high school and ask the students to do it for you.

  • Marianne Howley Marianne Howley on Mar 18, 2018

    E 6000 it is waterproof , great for outside but you have to sand off the rust no matter what glue you use , just lightly with sandpaper

  • William William on Mar 18, 2018

    E6000 will not work. Use a two part epoxy putty. Sand the rust off the mating area. Then use a small glob of putty, wrap it around the joint and smooth it out.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 19, 2018

    I agree with William I use the epoxy stick for numerous repairs.

    It’s about six dollars and it’s at the plumming department at Lowe’s .

    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

    Consider the epoxy putty for your repair needs.