Devastated! Totems falling apart!
I am confused and 'devastated' as some of my glassware is coming unstuck! Until recently I have been using an aussie product called Liquid Nails Clear or Liquid Nails 3-in-1 Clear. They are water resistant but not designed for permanent water immersion.
I once glued some glassware in hot weather and 2 weeks later when I tested it, some of the bonds failed!! So i have learnt that lesson.
unfortunately some of the joins in some of my glassware are peeling off after they get wet. It rained the other day and now several joins have failed! Grrr! This has happened in a totem I glued up MONTHS ago as well as some more recent things.
I recently got a small tube of E 6000 and did some gluing up on Sunday. I tested a couple of things today and the joins have failed. Am I being too hasty? Does the E 6000 take longer to cure? I have used it on several pieces that i was having trouble with anyway - on joins that had failed using other glues and I thought E 6000 was "the best" so decided to try it on some of my troublesome pieces.
How important is it to allow the glue to cure for 5-10 minutes before joining the 2 surfaces?
How long should I wait before tugging at it to see if it's 'stuck tight'???
How much does the ambient temperature affect E 6000 during the gluing process?
I am not scared that the joins, on the stuff I have sold, will fail and that I will have unhappy customers!! (I have started selling a few items in my local craft co-op.)
Any advice on using E 6000 appreciated. And if there are any other aussies here, what glue are you using and are you having issues?