We have a bunch of sink faucets with what I think are porcelain caps.
The caps cover a hole. A couple of them have popped off. Here's a
I'd like to glue the cap back on, but don't know what glue to use.
It looks like they used some type of contact cement originally. I
chipped a little off and laid a chip sideways on the top at about
10:00. The chip is slightly amber in color and a little flexible.
I don't think silicone sealant will be stroing enough, but am afraid
to use something like epoxy, because it looks like a plumber might
need to pop them off for repair work.
Can someone tell me what the right glue is?
After rummaging around in the garage, I found 4 tubes/bottles of
1. GE Premium Silicone Glue. I think I bought this 4-5 years ago to
fill some cracks around a window air conditioner. My only concern
about this is whether it is strong enough. It should be OK. The little
cap won't get much stress.
2. Gorilla Glue. I found an unopened bottle. I think it's about 2-3
years old. My concern about this is that it's too strong. A plumber
might have to break the cap if it ever needs to be removed.
3. DAP Weldwood Contact Cement. I found a small bottle that is about
80% empty. I had to pry the lid off. The glue inside is very thick
(like peanut butter). It's probably at least 6-8 years old. Is it
still good? I can go get anothger bottle if this is the right glue.
4. Amazing Goop Plumbing.
I didn't know I had this tube. The tube is opened, but almost full.
It's got to be several years old as I don't remember buying it. The
glue looks a little like silicone sealer, but clearer (not milky). It
smells like the glue that I remember from putting together model
airplanes as a kid. The carton says it's permament, so I'm thinking
it's too strong for this repair.
Any comments? I'm inclined to use the silicone sealer.
I know GE silicone sealant. This may be the same thing or similar.
Is it like toothpaste but with more body, like jelly but stickier? If
so, if it smells like ammonia, or maybe I mean vinegar, it's no good
anymore and will never "dry", turn into the glued state.
Is this a polyurethane glue? I asked about a non-gorilla
polyurethane glue here 3 weeks ago, and later found a bottle I'd
already bought, two product names ago (the name I originally wanted),
over 3 years iirc, and it had hardened without ever being opened. See
if you can squeeze the bottle.
Not a good sign. Can you actually scoop some out like peanut butter,
or doesn't it hold on and pull the scooped part back into the bottle.
I don't know this one but if it has exceptional strength and bonds
forever, you don't want it for this job.
Number one, that you called Glue at the top? Yes, that sounds like
the best of what you have, if it doesn't smell like ammonia. If it
does, it will look pretty much the same coming out of the tube, but
will always be jelly.
Don't hesitate to buy new glues so as to have the right glue for the
job. Remember that every time you glue something you're saving money.
Think what a plumber would charge to glue this on. I'll admit that I
was busy with work and depresssion for a couple years and didn't get
around to gluing the things that broke, so some glues dried up in the
meantime, as well as some caulks, and I too don't like to buy or open
a new one just to do one little thing
Did anyone else have this problem. I've had it before, too.
This url gave me a Script wont' stop message or WTTE, I clicked Yes,
stop the script, but now Flash has crashed. Now it says to reload
the page and that did restart Flash and the rest of the page, but I'd
like to avoid this in the future. Any suggestions.
I didnt' see that and I'm scared to go back.
Absolutely. I would try Ambroid Cement. It sticks to almost
anything -- not sure about glass but I'm sure after all these years,
even the procelain isn't as smooth as glass, if it ever was -- dries
pretty quickly (although maybe slower if the only air is what is under
the cap, not sure) and can be broken off if necessary.
It's normally only sold at hobby or maybe craft stores, for assembling
model ships and airplanes I guess. It's 3 dollars iirc for a little
tube, not cheap imo but it's worth it. I originally bought a larger
tube but havent' seen that for sale. I kept the first tube 20
years, putting the cap back on promptly of course, and it didn't dry
out in all that time. So I'd buy the big tube if they have it.
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