Adhesive that can securely glue metal, is reversible, and has a fine applicator?

Hi there,
I know abolute zero about DIY, but want to learn! :-)
I am trying to find a multipurpose glue, and I am overwhelmed by the vastness of choice out there, both in terms of types of glue and their prices. So I am totally lost!
I basically want some kind of small product super-glue, that can securely glue metal to fabric, plastic to bathroom porcelain, metal to wood - you name it - I just want it for small repairs on basic home materials, even my hair clips! On top of that, I need to find something with a very fine applicator.
I visited my local hardware shop, which is very small, and the guy sold me a cheap Loctite product. It was OK for paper and cloth, but I could not apply it to anything less than an inch, as the width of glue coming out of the tube was too much, a bit messy.
Sorry if I sound clueless, but this is how I learn I suppose!
Thanks,
Jo
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On Fri, 09 Nov 2007 05:25:32 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@googlemail.com wrote:

you will not find a single glue that will stick everything to everything - after all if such a thing existed then there would only be one type of glue!
The art is choosing the right glue for the application - most DIYers will have at least half a dozen around including
1) PVA wood glue -the white stuff for wood 2) contact - paint it on to both surfaces allow to dry a bit and press togethereg evostik - its also the stuiff young kids sniff 3) cyanoacrylate superglue I suspect the loctite is one of these surprised it cannot be used in small amounts as these rely on a very thin film 4) epoxy - mix equal amounts form each tube and then apply - can fill gaps
then there is wallpaper paste, silcone glue that sets and sticks even if wet oh and good old Bostik no 1 and that just a quick look in my garage
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On 9 Nov, 13:25, snipped-for-privacy@googlemail.com wrote:

No such animal (for "everything" and "good results").
You need a range. Look here for starters. http://www.thistothat.com /
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