I'm trying to repair a computer desk which has the legs attached at threaded
aluminum disks glued to plate glass, several of which have come off. Tried
double sided carpet tape, but it's not strong enough. Is there a glue that
might work in this application?
Take a look at CR Laurence. They won't sell to individuals but once you
identify the adhesive you need any good glass supplier can order it.
Also, e-Bay may have a listing.
Some versions may, but I had one RV mirror reattached using the Locktite
adhesive and as I recall it had a catalyst and it only required holding
the mirror in place for about 15 seconds before it could take full load.
None do. Actually, UV rays break down the glue. That is why they
started putting a black ceramic oval on the windshield where the
I believe Meehan must of had a stone chip repaired once. The resin
used in that process does require a UV light (or sun) to cure.
Trust me, no autoglass installer is using that "complex" system
just to re-glue a rearview mirror.
And there is no telling what the cost is. A large Locktite
rearview mirror adhesive kit costs about $10.00 and last
Looks like something more suited for glazing if you needed
to attach a long strip of metal to plate glass.
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: Gluing aluminum to glass
> Some versions may, but I had one RV mirror reattached using the Locktite
No it was replacing the catch on a 1970 Beetle about 1975. The adhesive
had to be applied in the sun or a UV lamp used to cure it. As it turned out
I was slightly off position and the first time I tried to close it, it took
a little more force than it should have and it ripped off taking chunks of
glass with it leaving the window with a divot. I bought a new glass and
this time it worked. I had the car for about 14 more years, it held up
Dia 's Muire duit
The earlier Rabbits had a pivot glued to the bottom edge of the vent
glass, a hinge glued to the front edge, and a latch glued to rear
They were notorious for becoming unglued, and in a lot of cases
the glass ended up as roadkill.
On the later models they did away with the movable vent and starting
using a stationary one.
I have used 2-part epoxy to attach acrylic to aluminum. Since it's for
a computer desk, I don't think I would want a leg to fail, so I'd make
sure whatever I used was going to hold.
I use West Systems epoxy for anything that matters.
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