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E6000 Adhesive Glue
How to Use E6000 Adhesive to Attach Jewelry Bails to Glass

E6000 glue has been a long time favorite adhesive by jewelry makers and artists.  E6000 is a permanent bonding adhesive.  It is a tough, flexible, and highly versatile rubber based compound and is also washer and dryer safe.


Common Uses for E6000 Adhesive


·        Metal / Glass

·        Clay Pottery / Rocks / Seashells

·        Beads / Fabric

·        Ceramic / Wood


Instructions for Use:


1.     Roughen the glass surface where the jewelry bail will be glued by using a Dremel tool, course sandpaper, or glass etching cream.

2.     Clean the glass surface and bail with soap and water. Make sure the bail and glass surface is dry and free from dirt.

3.     Put a small amount of glue on the glass surface and jewelry bail surface with a toothpick or small stick.  Note: It is important to use the correct amount of glue.  E6000 glue should ooze out slightly around the bail when the bail is squeezed onto the glass surface.  Practice a few times on a piece of scrap glass.

4.     Gently push the bail onto the glass surface to get an even coat of glue on the jewelry bail and glass surface.

5.     Gently pull the bail and glass apart and lay them flat for 2 – 5 minutes.  This allows the glue to level out on both surfaces.  Glue should not be sticky to the tough.

6.     Position the bail on the glass surface and gently push the two together.

7.     After gluing, lay the glass flat, bail side down and let cure for 24 hours.  This is important for the glue to bond completely to the glass. Any movement at all can cause a problem later on.


Tips and Other Useful Information:


·        Clean uncured adhesive with acetone (finger nail polish remover with acetone).

·        Cured adhesive may also be removed by cutting and scraping.

·        E-6000 is not recommended for use on Styrofoam, polystyrene, polyethylene or polypropylene plastics.

·        When using E6000 from an open tube it is best to squeeze out the top layer of glue and discard it. If the tube is old and no longer runny discard it.

·        Make sure the cap is securely placed back on the tube to extend the life of the product.

·        E6000 works best when applied at 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  When cured it can withstand temperatures between -40 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

·        Use E6000 in a well vented area.

·        E6000 will not adhere to the dichroic or iridized surface of glass.