What is your favorite adhesive for resin cabs and brass findings?

Posted by Suzanne Brown on Jun 07, 2011
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When gluing resin cabochons (like a resin dahlia flower cab) to brass filigree (such as a ring or bezel), what is your favorite adhesive? What technique do you use?

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  • by cynthia
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    I prefer the Beacon 527 or a two-part resin for attaching plastic to metal. Also, prep the surfaces.
    1.Clean both surfaces with alcohol. 2.Sand the plastic with a nail file or sand paper. 3. Apply glue or resin and allow it to dry at least 24 hours. Disrupting the bond while it's setting will make it much weaker.
    Good luck!

  • by bethany.marcello
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    I like E6000 for most jewelry - though I've had trouble keeping cabachons stuck to the rings long-term. I've roughed up the back of the cabachon to create more surfaces for the glue to bond.