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Old 2018-02-20, 12:09am
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Default I have some epoxy questions.

What epoxy do glass, silver, and metal use ?

The flat and wide sides are hard with uv, but the force attached to small glass faces with silver or metal is too strong.

No, no. Give me some epoxy. I don't want any discoloration.

I look forward to hearing from you
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Old 2018-02-20, 10:52am
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There are epoxies made for glass that are completely transparent and colorless, but the last time I looked, several years ago, the UV light required to set the epoxy was several hundred dollars. It can be left in the sun to set, but unless the sun is very strong, it takes forever.

PS If you are joining metal and glass where the epoxy won't show, Rio Grande makes one that works pretty well.
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Old 2018-02-21, 1:50pm
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I've been using Gorilla Glues two part epoxy and it works very well.
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Old 2018-02-21, 5:54pm
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Betsy, I've been meaning to look into GG. Is the clear one water activated and foaming also?
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Old 2018-02-24, 6:02am
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Thank you very much for the quick reply.
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Old 2018-02-24, 7:06pm
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I've been using the clear epoxy. Appears to work great but I can't speak for longevity yet obviously.

If I haveto,list a negative, it sets up very quickly. Get your stuff all lined up with drying spots figured out. Or mix in small batches.
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