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Leprichon 02-06-2009 10:44 AM

glue to a mirror
Id like to glue some wood leters (available at a craft store nearby) to a mirror (also some other things like a bike chain)...However, I want to minimize the uglyness of the glue on the backs of the letters (since you will probebly see them in the reflection on the mirror)...I was wondering what glue I should use (aka what glue dries clear and can apply both wood and metal to the verysmooth front of a mirror?)???(for example - typical crazy or super glue, epoxy of some sort, rubber cement, common wood glue)???

Tom Struble 02-06-2009 10:49 AM

how about hot melt?

Leprichon 02-06-2009 10:53 AM

Thanks for the quick reply...I dont have a glue gun, but if that is the best way to go than I can certainly borrow one...

RippySkippy 02-06-2009 11:31 AM

You could contact a local glass shop and inquire with them. I'd be tempted to look into clear silicone...but that can be god awful messy. Give some things a shot and report back!

Leah Frances 02-06-2009 11:43 AM

To conceal the ugliness: Paint the back of the letters black - or the same color as the surrounding walls around the mirror. This helps hide their reflection.

To make it stick better: scratch the glass under where you want to glue. Of course, you don't want to do this if you will ever use the mirror for something else.

To glue it: loctite and others make glue for gluing rear view mirrors to windshields. I would try one of those glues - check out auto supply stores.

Bob Mariani 02-06-2009 12:07 PM

use silicone. apply in a small round dab and it will not look bad. Contact cement will not work, since you need to coat both pieces. We use silicone to glue fish tanks together. Glass to glass, which needs to be very strong.

Tom Struble 02-06-2009 01:51 PM

great tip Bob actually glass companies sell a very clear silicone that's used in frame less glass shower door systems

Dana11 04-08-2009 08:17 AM

Elmer's have this glue that dries up to be clear. try that one out for your problem.

Bob Mariani 04-08-2009 08:30 AM

silicone Type I is different than Type II and is what the glass companies will use. Elmer's clear will NOT work.

AllenB 04-19-2009 02:16 AM

ask your local glass store and ask for some tips.. You can search on the internet perhaps to find some extra ideas regarding glues..:)

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