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    Hi,

    I've been using the old fashioned two tubes of araldite for years (my Dad always used it!) and I've noticed that there are so many varieties now and wondered if I'm missing out.

    I need a clear finish, so that's my starting point really and I'm glueing resin or lacquer to metal (mainly silver, gold & rhodium). I bought a cheap version of the two syringe style glue recently which seemed like a great idea as you should get equal amounts of each tube, but it was rubbish as the two liquids didn't come out at the same rate! This was not Araldite, so can anyone recommend the two syringe style Araldite? Or what Araldite version do people recommend?

    Thanks
    Alison
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  • #2
    I found Araldite far too messy and wasteful - may be just how I used it! I love E6000 for my work. I glue SP and Sterling to glass. HTH
    Terry xxx
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    • #3
      I have a couple of tubes of the B&Q one - its a fair bit cheaper. I mostly use the "quick dry" one, which doesnt smell too good until it is dry!.. but you do have the problem of needing a reasonable quantity of each tube to be able to mix it.. with the quick dry I never manage to use all of it so some gets wasted each time.. or it takes me too long to position all the bits!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Aviya Glass View Post
        I found Araldite far too messy and wasteful - may be just how I used it! I love E6000 for my work. I glue SP and Sterling to glass. HTH
        I know it is a bit more expensive, but I have thought about trying this. Does it dry clear and how runny is it?

        Originally posted by sparkysdad View Post
        I have a couple of tubes of the B&Q one - its a fair bit cheaper. I mostly use the "quick dry" one, which doesnt smell too good until it is dry!.. but you do have the problem of needing a reasonable quantity of each tube to be able to mix it.. with the quick dry I never manage to use all of it so some gets wasted each time.. or it takes me too long to position all the bits!
        Thanks for you reply. Actually someone else at a craft fair this weekend mentioned the B&Q one as well. It is the wasted glue that gets me too, as I can only position one thing (usually a flower!) at a time! I'm never sure how long it is before the glue won't 'slide' if I tip the piece I'm working on to do the next bit!
        Last edited by The Flower Jewellery Shop; 07-05-2009, 01:36 PM.
        Alison
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        On Folksy

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Flower Jewellery Shop View Post
          Thanks for you reply. Actually someone else at a craft fair this weekend mentioned the B&Q one as well. It is the wasted glue that gets me too, as I can only position one thing (usually a flower!) at a time! I'm never sure how long it is before the glue won't 'slide' if I tip the piece I'm working on to do the next bit!
          Well, with me, it is usually a bead or a piece of metal to a card, and Im not the best when it comes to speed and steady hands.. I always end up with it on me somewhere! though it wipes off easily while it is still in the soft stage!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Flower Jewellery Shop View Post
            I know it is a bit more expensive, but I have thought about trying this. Does it dry clear and how runny is it?



            Thanks for you reply. Actually someone else at a craft fair this weekend mentioned the B&Q one as well. It is the wasted glue that gets me too, as I can only position one thing (usually a flower!) at a time! I'm never sure how long it is before the glue won't 'slide' if I tip the piece I'm working on to do the next bit!
            I was in Wilkinsons yesterday looking at glue!! they do a single tube multi surface adhesive which says it will stick metals and ceramics, wood and so forth, it is not suitable for some plastics.. As it is one tube, far easier to use a small amount, so may be more economical in use too.. the smaller tube was about £1.20.. but bigger than the total quantity of the "2 tube" glues.. double the size was just under £2..

            Right next to it in almost identical packaging was a Bostik all purpose glue.. same details, same packaging style.. http://www.bostik.co.uk/diy/product/bostik/all-purpose

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sparkysdad;219824[URL
              http://www.bostik.co.uk/diy/product/bostik/all-purpose[/URL]
              I bought a tube of this the other week. It seems to work quite well - although I haven't used it that much so far! It doesn't dry too quickly, and there doesn't seem to be any wastage

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Millsy83 View Post
                I bought a tube of this the other week. It seems to work quite well - although I haven't used it that much so far! It doesn't dry too quickly, and there doesn't seem to be any wastage

                Sally x
                Is it as strong as araldite though millsy? would you use it to stick a bead on a wire for example??

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                • #9
                  You can buy E6000 in clear which is what I use. It dries clear and is paintable. Medium viscosity, does not drip, has some 'give' which makes it more shock resistant I find it easy to use.
                  Not being the most steady handed person around it gives me time to position, drop panic and reposition items when necessary!
                  Terry xxx
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                  • #10
                    this is the stuff I use for pretty much everything, it did a good job of coating my friendly plastic pendants and its just resin I think but in glue form??
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sparkysdad View Post
                      Is it as strong as araldite though millsy? would you use it to stick a bead on a wire for example??
                      Um..... well, you got me on that one..... I've never actually tried sticking beads on wire with it *hangs head in shame*
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