I recently had a rather small piece of glass to glue to another piece of glass and found out an easy way to keep it in place while it dried. Take a wad of play dough or modeling clay, press it over the piece to anchor it in place. When dried, just lift it off.
By Jim from W. Hollywood, CA
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I am doing a project where I want to glue beach glass to glass. The glue has to be transparent. I plan on grouting around the pieces of glass for more effect.Which glue should I use, E6000 or Gorilla Glue, or something else?
E6000 It is good for everything. Secret is to let it set for couple hours
Clear silicon sealent like Bison Poly Max if you need the glue to be transparent or some aquarium glue.
I need to find a glue that will firmly secure glass beads and marbles to a window pane, that also dries clear. I need it for a kindergarten class project for their school auction. Any suggestions?
By Kylie R.
I would think that E 5000 glue would work but you have to sand the glass a bit and then the marbles too, to help them stick well.
What is the best glue to use for gluing two 8x8x3 glass blocks together? I have used Goop glue and it has an odor that doesn't go away much. I stack the 2 blocks on top of each other with a plastic strip in between and need to make sure if I pick them up by the top block only, that they will not separate.
Clear silicone sealer, it has an odor until it dries but then no odor and it will hold anything. Can be purchased at Lowe's or Walmart. You can buy it in many sizes but I prefer this tube size that goes in a caulking gun for ease of giving you a line to work with. When your finished put a large nail in the end to close it off until next use. The smell will be terrible until it drys then you have no smell at all, do this outside or where you have good ventilation.
If you want to permanently affix just about anything to just about everything, try Liquid Nails. After it dries, it's odorless. You won't need anything and the glass blocks will fail before it does.
What kind of glue do you use to glue items (glass pebbles, bottle bottoms, tiles) to glass?
By Yolanda P
My friend did a Redneck Wine Glass, and she sanded the surfaces and used a 6000 glue.
They have stuck together really well. You have to take sandpaper and sand down one or both of the surfaces to get the glass surfaces to stick to other glass surfaces.
Glass to Glass
For the strongest, fastest, and most invisible bond we recommend:
If Loctite is not available in your area, or you live in Alaska in the winter where there is no available UV light, we recommend:
Another fast alternative that will do the job, but not as strong, is
Zap-a-Gap if you have gaps to fill
If the bond has to hold up to solvents use:
The least toxic, yet not as strong, alternative is:
Whenever you are gluing glass you must consider the visibility of the adhesive. If the glass is translucent or transparent, you will want a glue that dries as clear as possible.
Before gluing any glass bond be sure that the glass is clean, free of any oil (even from your fingers) and dry.
I have a clear glass fish that sits on an LED lighted base. A piece broke off and I am looking for a glue that will still allow the light to shine through to the broken fin piece once it is repaired.Any suggestions?
E6000 will work. It's great for glass. I sell tons of it in my craft shop. You should be able to find it locally.
How do I glue two very dense pieces of crystal together? I have an antique quartz crystal (almost clear) 10 inch high Buddha. It fell and the head broke off. What is the world's best and strongest clear drying adhesive available? I am confused by all of the many claims on line. Can someone help?
By Richard M.
I second the use of E6000 glue. It is wonderful!
I am trying to glue the wings back on a glass butterfly. What type of glass glue do I use for heavy glass?
E6000 is the best thing I have found! If you can't find it contact me. I have it in my shop. Search Cindybeadlady
I am making a 3 or 4 tier glass stand out of glass dishes. I am wondering how to prep the smooth edges of the glass for the glue to adhere better.
By kathy from USA
Hi Kathy, I didn't do anything to prep them. I use Premium Waterproof Caulk. 100% Silicone Clear. I have used this on several projects, in fact one of them is in water. I don't have a problem with water getting it, coming apart, and on one of the projects, the glass is quite heavy, have been using the items for years.
I have a crystal horse and need to repair a piece that came off. I purchased some glass glue, but can't seem to get the piece to adhere. Any suggestions?
By jamespatrick from W Hollywood, CA
Use china glue or china cement. They sell it in hardware stores. You can get white, clear or off white. This works great. I glued a glass ceiling bowl attached to an antique light fixture that I broke and it worked perfectly.
I have a square glass decorative dessert plate that was on a stand, like a cake stand. I took it out of the dishwasher and the two pieces were separated completely. There were remnants of the clear glue or adhesive that was used originally on both pieces. I could peel it off and it was hardened. What can I use to put this glass plate back together so that it will withstand hot water when washed?
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I have used several glues to glue glass to glass. I started with E-6000, but found that the tube of glue was useless after 2 or 3 uses. It wouldn't bond anything anymore.
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