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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 13x6x3mm Aanraku gold plated base metal earring bails for glass drop gluing. These bails have a 3mm offset loop. Package contains 24 pieces (12 pairs). Accommodates drops 2.3mm or thicker. We recommend 2-part epoxy to affix items to bail. Designed with an offset loop to balance heavy items such as glass or gemstones. Works best with French hooks.