Best Glue for Glass to Metal

General:

An epoxy or super glue will work well for most glass to metal joints. A super glue is easy to use and great for small household objects. However, an epoxy will give you a stronger joint and provides more time to position your pieces precisely. If it doesn't matter if the glue shows, we recommend J-B Weld. If you're looking for something that dries clear, this Devcon epoxy is a good choice. When gluing glass, make sure the surface is completely clean and dry. Take care to not leave fingerprints as the oil and sweat from your hands will interfere with the bond.

Precision Bonding:

The advantage to a UV curing adhesive is that you can precisely position your glass material joint, apply the adhesive, ensure proper alignment and quickly cure the adhesive when you're ready. UV curing adhesives will cure perfectly clear and their controllable working time makes it easy to handle and position large or fragile pieces of glass. Professional UV lights aren't something the average diy-er has at home but some folks make do with blacklights or simply direct sunlight - you need to be careful about the wavelength of UV light needed for your particular adhesive and cure times may be less predictable.

Disclaimer: These are general recommendations. Please seek a professional engineer's recommendation for any structural, load-bearing, or other use cases that have any possibility of injury or property damage. Contact glue manufacturers directly for product safety questions.

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