Questions tagged [adhesive]

A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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Is there a stronger glue for plastic than superglue?

I got myself a pair of edifier headphones that sound fantastic but break all the time. Its a piece of plastic in a high stress area, just around where the swivel hinge connects to the cupholders - why ...
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How strong can i expect wood glue to hold

Let me start off by saying I have some basic knowledge of tools (basic home repairs and patch jobs), but no experience with "actual" woodworking projects. For my first project I wanted to try and ...
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File mm groove onto glass? [closed]

How can I go about filing a groove onto glass? I want to adhere something slightly heavy onto glass. Since glass isn't the best in terms of gluing surface, I figured with a groove I can use gravity ...
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What do I use to level out with between green board and hardy backer board?

I have a few points where the sheetrock is (already) not level between joints. About 1/16" or so. I will be adding hardy backer board which needs to span this joint. I want to avoid (obviously) a ...
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Can removal of adhesive tape damage a tile?

I bought some small lights that attach to the wall with adhesive tape/sticker (3M). The label on the box says: Caution: Adhesive tape may remove paint or damage surface when removed If the ...
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Securing slate tiles over outdoor cement slab

Here's a cement patio that was covered decades ago with slate tiles. Some along the edges have popped up. Underneath the popped tiles we can see that the slab has cracked. What are proper and/or ...
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Can tile glue for wall tiles contain asbestos?

I've got some ceramic tiles I removed for a bathroom remodel. Home was built in 1967 so asbestos was a concern, the floor tiles are vinyl 8x8" and possibly contain asbestos so I am leaving those there ...
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adhesive for metal to glass

I have a metal hallow medallion that I want to glue to glass. I have tries gorilla glue, silicone adhesive, e-6000, jewelry and metal glue from Aileens. Because of the hallow center nothing adheres. ...
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Drilling holes in 'styroglass'

I have a sheet of styroglass, which I assume by the name to be a clear polystyrene. I want to drill some M4 holes into it, which are about 2.5cm separated from each other. However, I only have ...
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Can I use construction adhesive to mount a 4' LED Shop light on a Flexicore ceiling?

I am about to move in a a new (to me) condo with a Flexicore (precast concrete panel) ceiling. I am not sure if I can drill into the ceiling or not so I am looking for alternate way to hang a 4' LED ...
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Removing a glued down wood stair tread

I have a wooden stair tread glued down to a ply wood stair frame. The miter cut on the step was just not done right, it would take too much caulk and I've decided to replace it. I thought the poor ...
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Remove floorboard glue from mitre saw

I just bought a cheap Bosch mitre saw from eBay in pretty good working condition. Only thing is that its covered in what I have been told is floorboard adhesive. Kind of light brown glue. Its over ...
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Install hooks to the ceiling of balcony

Long story short: Live in an apartment building, top floor. Balcony overrun with pigeons. Literally a quarter inch of bird feces covering the floor. I bought a bird net and want to hang it up. ...
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Remove hard amber glue from tile and bathtub?

I'm not sure what kind of glue this is. It's an amber color and it's very rigid, like hard plastic. I've tried Goo Gone, which didn't do anything. I was able to chip away at it with a putty knife, ...
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Correct Glue for Foam Outsulation?

My house is masonry block about halfway up and then wood siding with top. Two months ago I had outsulation installed. It’s made up of 2x4 feet foam panels that are 2 inches thick. These are covered ...
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What product should I use to adhere pavers to an old concrete sidewalk?

We want to 'dress' up an old concrete sidewalk with pavers, but don't know if we should adhere them with mortar or some type of adhesive material. Which method would be the most durable in the long ...
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How can I safely remove stick-on tiles that are on top of asbestos tiles?

I have an issue when I started renovating my basement. When I bought my house 3 years ago, the basement had 12" stick tiles through-out. I removed a bar, a built in cabinet and a few other things ...
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How can I remove excess commercial flooring tile adhesive?

I just covered the floor of my small indoor storage room with Armstrong commercial flooring tiles. I used the proper adhesive for the application that I got in the same department at the big box ...
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Adhesive for PVC-glass in a high temp situation

I am making a steam condenser for my chemistry project, as our lab is not equipped with one. The materials I am working with are a 0.5 litre glass jar (was a honey jar) and some plastic pipe I bought ...
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Feasibility of fixing unscrewable broken chair leg with hot glue/ other alternatives

This picture is the caption for a youtube video and the link for that video doesn't matter.My chair at home looks similar in its problem and I'm not going to give you photos of my furniture. I can't ...
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Temporarily marking up a polished concrete floor [closed]

I live in a house with polished concrete radiant-heated floors. They're not polished to a shine, but they do feel very smooth. I' d like to apply a decorative pattern to the floors with some sort of ...
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How to glue PVC wall tiles to old mastic?

There is a small section of poured concrete wall in the stairwell of our basement that had vinyl tiles glued to it with tar-like black mastic in the 1960s (already tested, neither contain asbestos). ...
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How to reattach brick to the top of a fireplace

I have a custom-made outdoor fireplace where the sides and top are lined with firebrick. One of the bricks on the "ceiling" has come out, and I'd like to just reattach it somehow. The ceiling if flat ...
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How can I remove a plastic cupholder glued to the wood frame of a large mirror? I don't want to damage the frame or mirror

How can I remove a plastic cupholder glued to the wood frame of a large mirror?The mirror is on our bathroom wall above the sink. I don't want to damage the frame or mirror. The cupholder is stuck on ...
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Can I really use construction adhesive to attach hardwood stair treads and risers?

I've been considering removing the carpet from my stairs, and installing hardwood flooring instead. While preparing for this project, I started watching YouTube videos. A lot of the videos show ...
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Gluing metal and glass pieces of a lamp (Artemide Demetra)

I need to fix a Artemide Demetra Parete (Wall) lamp. When it was hit by accident, its arm swung against a cabinet standing next to it apparently hard enough for its cover disk to come off. As you can ...
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What type of filler to replace a gasket but not permanently? [closed]

I have a connection that has a custom-shaped hard plastic gasket with strong adhesive to hold the two sides together. The gasket is meant to fill the gap between the two pieces and the adhesive bonds ...
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Securing two sections of 'floating' molding together and to wall

There is no wall stud behind the ends of these two sections of molding. (Otherwise, of course, I would use nails.) The surface behind them is painted gypsum wall board. The molding on the right is ...
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Wood filler or glue for small fracture after nailing?

I stupidly neglected to pre-drill a hole before nailing into a thin bit of wood, causing a small (hairline, inch each way) split. I believe it needs only a cosmetic repair - and it would be hard to ...
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How can I repair a cracked water tank?

I have a rowing machine (a WaterRower) with a water tank (picture). The tank has a few cracks on the top. I'm thinking of gluing a piece of plexiglass on it as a patch but was wondering if anyone ...
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Should I use Gorilla Glue or Crazy Glue for broken off handle of a ceramic mug? [closed]

I have a ceramic mug that a handle broke off of. Between Gorilla Glue and Crazy glue, is there a difference and if so, which one is better? My main criteria, in descending order of importance, are: ...
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With what do I stick hard rubber together?

What I want to is make my desk chair slide on carpet. I'm going to use bell gliders and affix them to furniture cups for carpets Safety is my concern. I weigh 190 pounds.
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will any glue bond 2 long, bendable metal components

I am trying to create stiffness on an 8-foot length of 1/4" acrylic, with minimal visual footprint. I hit on an 8-foot aluminum U-shaped channel (slips right over top of the acrylic), but it wasn't ...
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Glue to withstand high temperatures [closed]

I want to glue pieces of wood to a sheet of a plastic-like material. This will then be placed in the oven at 200 degrees celsius. Which glue should I use?
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Composite Shims & Liquid Nails

I used Timberwolf Composite Shims with Liquid Nails Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive and Liquid Nails Subfloor Adhesive. I didn't read the Liquid Nails instructions, until after I used the products (.....
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Stick ceramic tile to outside brick wall

What's the best way to permanently stick a ceramic tile to an outside brick wall? The back of the tile is unglazed, so I'm looking for a solution that will also help protect the tile from the wet ...
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a cheap (and landlord friendly) way to stick a large plastic sheet on a wet wall?

I'm usually using removable adhesive putty to fix stuff on the wall (mainly plastic I'm writing on). But this time the sticks don't stick on the surface because of a condensation issue (rock issue). ...
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Repairing broken epoxy interface on aluminum

My fridge fell over and the hinge between the freezer door and refrigerator door broke. This aluminum part is crucial, so I took the gamble of repairing it with epoxy (see image). The part held for a ...
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Removing painters tape from vinyl tile

I'm trying to remove painters tape from a vinyl tile gym floor that someone left on 'way' too long. This floor has a finish on it that is stripped and refinishied once a year. I don't want to damage ...
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Putting 2cm granite on top of plywood and adhensive

I posted a question here about my idea for outdoor granite countertop: Granite countertop installation on top of 4x4 outdoor I found a 2 cm countertop piece (without the thick L-shape edges) as it's ...
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Joining two composite decking boards side by side

I described my problem in this question here How to fix deck board at edge not lined up with beam? This is the outcome of that project. There ended up a bit of gap in some area like 1/8" - 3/16". It'...
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How to cleanly remove pleated blinds from thermopane windows?

I have some pleated blinds stuck to the thermopane window frames of my apartment. It's the kind that sticks to the frame, you don't need to drill holes (this is it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/IKEA-...
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The best type of silicone to use on a drop-in kitchen sink with raised sides on stone top

I have a black stone surface and a drop-in double sink with raised sides in my kitchen. I need to secure the sink from shifting. what is the best type of silicone sealant to use?
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How to remove glue from ceiling

I removed a ceiling of plaster panels and found that on the original concrete ceiling there is a glue residue of some glued-on styrofoam tiles. (See picture) Before I get the plastering redone, I ...
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What adhesive would mate PLA and PVC?

I have two fixtures, a PVC pipe and a (3D Printed) socket made out of PLA that I would like to mate. I made a trip to the hardware store and was intimidated by the selection the fact that most ...
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Superglues for higher heat applications?

I am currently building a specialized computer. One of the parts I ordered includes a clip to hold it to another part (there's no real tension, it's just a clip). Since there is almost no tension on ...
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What type of glue sticks to tiles?

I have some hooks that has a glued surfaced attached to it. They look like this, Image Courtesy: www.dhgate.com I bought a lot of them. Like 50-60. I used them almost everywhere. Mostly in kitchen. ...
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Which Glue for Refrigerator Door

Our refrigerator has two little nubs built into the door that holds the butter door on. One of the two nubs cracked off, exposing the insulating foam underneath. I was going to use a super glue ...
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Recipe for homemade Sugru (Oogoo) that permanently adheres to objects

https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Sugru-IMPROVED/ has a reply of: Let's see... 1.5 units (by volume) of cornstarch mixed with 2 units of silicone. Add some kind of paint for color. OR maybe ...
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Cold flow in ceramic tile? Broken tile mismatch when glued together after years detached

I was gluing together a 20 x 20 cm ceramic tile (1 cm thick) that had been broken in two for over 3 years. 3/4 of the tile was still cemented and grouted solidly in place, whereas the 1/4 of the tile ...