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Gluing Hints for Metal Findings
Remember Murphy's Law! Before gluing or otherwise applying any chemical to every piece of your best customer's 1,000-piece order, we strongly recommend that you test the chemical(s) on a small sample of the goods.
Whenever possible, use a file to roughen smooth surfaces. This gives a stronger grip.
Clean both surfaces to be joined. We recommend using isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab in a well-ventilated area.
Why is it so important to clean the surfaces? During the manufacturing process, metal findings are coated with oil. They are degreased, but normally still have a small amount of oil left on the surface.
Follow each adhesive's directions carefully when using.
It's best if you can provide a dry, dust-free, well-ventilated environment when gluing. This helps assure a secure bond. Extreme temperatures might affect the drying time.
Store all adhesives in a cool place.
MSDS (Material Safety and Data Sheets)available upon request for all glues that we sell.
Approximately 15x6x5mm Aanraku small white plated base metal jewelry bails for glass drop gluing. These bails have a 2.7mm offset loop. Package contains 25 pieces. White plated jewelry items generally do not tarnish. White-plated components are generally grayer, but also more durable, than silver-plated components. White plating is also known as "imitation rhodium" and "silvertone". Accommodates drops 2.5mm or thicker. Loop fits chain or cord up to 2.7mm. We recommend 2-part epoxy to affix items to bail. Designed with an offset loop to balance heavy items such as glass or gemstones.
I love your catalog, stock and shipping. Everything you do to get the fines I order to me is great. I have one criticism, I'd appreciate knowing , at the time I order on line, if my complete order will not be shipped. [R&T Reply: Hi Christopher, I'm happy to say that our website upgrade now shows available quantities for inventory, so with rare exceptions, you will know at the point of order whether an item is available or not.]
By Robihn G on 5/21/2010
Description leads you to believe that there are 25 pieces per package. There is only 1!!! [RINGS & THINGS responds -- Hi Robihn, thanks for taking the time to review this Aanraku bail -- did you somehow receive a single bail as a sample, thinking it would be a whole package? Or did you pay $14.60 thinking you'd get a single bail? (We don't sell singles of these, only wholesale quantities/prices, 25 bails per package and up.) Please contact our Customer Service people and we'll figure out together what happened. Cheers -- Dave at R&T]