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Model Engineering Glossary: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Glue Rubber to Metal

Here the rubber is flexible and impervious and the metal inflexible and impervious. An impact adhesive works very well and so does gorilla glue.

Gorilla Glue

Wow - this really sticks firm and no budging, I had to use a stanley knife to get this free, ensuring the knife went between the rubber and the metal over the total glued surface to get it free.

A review of Gorilla Glue is here.

This is the glue of choice for bonding rubber to metal if the metal is thick and there is no flexing of the joint.

Impact Adhesive

An impact adhesive is a good choice. As always ensure the surfaces are clean and grease free.

Then apply the adhesive to each surface and allow to dry (as per the instructions). The two parts may then be put together and pressure applied to ensure a good connection. Allow to set as per the instructions.

When you put the pieces together they will grad and set immediately, giving you no second chance, so ensure they are aligned.

This is not as strong a joint as with the Gorilla glue, but if the metal is thin and flexes then this would be the preferred choice.

This is not exhaustive and so please do email me if you have a question or even better an answer.

See also: Glue, Glue Material A to Material B

Model Engineering Glossary: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z