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Nov 29, 2013, 03:53 PM
Adhesive that bonds glass to glass water
What adhesive will bond glass to glass and be water proof?
I am trying to make a cake plate from some vintage dishes, what adhesive bonds glass to glass and is water proof?
Thank you
Nov 29, 2013, 06:12 PM
Clear exterior silicone caulking is what I would recommend. It will go on milky, but as it cures it changes to clear.
Dec 04, 2013, 02:57 PM
I use a glue called E6000 and it works well and holds for years( I actually have not had it come apart on anything I have tried!). I use mostly for crafting but it works on all kinds if surfaces.

Don't think it is gonna hold in the dishwasher, tho I have not tried it.

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Dec 06, 2013, 11:08 AM
believe E6000 is a professional Eastman Chemical cyanoacrylate (aka Krazy Glue with a tie.) that is not going to hold in the long term, probably even if you use a "primer" or catalyzer first.

when I built a few film processing tank lines back in the 70s, I used Plexiglass and cut circles to hold the gallon steel tanks around an agitated water bath. silicone didn't work. not one day. water has to be heated to 85 degrees plus or minus one degree for E4 chemistry. when we went to E6, water had to be heated to 105 degrees plus or minus a half degree, so the water bath was even more critical for the first and color developers.

1-hour epoxy didn't hold for a week.

the chemical spillage into the water bath didn't help matters.

peeled off some samples and sent them to Devcon for advice. they said use 24 hour epoxy, and give it 48 hours before getting wet. rough up the material if possible before applying.

that worked.

the contact points of the glass can be roughed up a little with carbide paper (Tri-M-Ite or plumbers' roll.)

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Dec 06, 2013, 11:34 AM
All good advice above.
We are just guessing here as to what this will be exposed to. I was thinking this might be an outdoor totem type of project. crafdragon might be thinking an indoor cake plate that occasionally gets washed. And swscharad in the water for long periods of time. (Perhaps an adhesive epoxy that attaches or repairs fish tanks could also be used?)

Anyway, I am sure you will find something useful in these answers. It is also a nice gesture to post back and let us know how your project turned out. Wink
Dec 11, 2013, 08:10 PM
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