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« on: August 06, 2012 11:03:25 AM »

I recently took a class and got talking to some of my fellow classmates. The one I was talking to makes pins.
She said she used to use a glue that dried and became metal.  She said that you did not need to heat it or anything like that.  She used it to fuse silver plates to the pin-backs.
She thought it was Liquid Solder, but when she ordered some, it did not work right.  She said it became thin an just peeled right off.
Does anyone know what it might have been she used years ago?
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012 01:52:11 PM »

No such product, there are plenty of glues that LOOK like metal, but they are not. If all your after is pin backs then I suggest using a 2 part epoxy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012 02:01:59 PM »

Agreed - wondering if she just was using a tinted adhesive.  You could use mica powders, paints, etc to tint an adhesive or colour it after drying.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012 07:56:54 PM »

She tried two part epoxy before and said the pin-backs just pop off.
She also uses barrette clips sometimes (she reminded me)

I'm going to see if she has or can take any pictures of the things she used this glue on.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012 04:58:10 AM »

Usually if the epoxy or other adhesive isn't gripping well it's because of poor surface prep. Get some 120-220 grit sandpaper and scuff the area you will be applying glue to. Also make sure that both surfaces are free from oil, grease, any other adhesives, etc. A quick swab with lighter fluid or denatured alcohol will do the trick.
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