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Old 12-02-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Epoxy for good wood to metal bond?

Was wondering if anyone could suggest an epoxy for a good wood to metal bond. Am in need of inserting a small section of pipe into some wood and want it to stay in place without need of keeping it bolted in.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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That billy mays stuff works great. Mighty putty
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Epoxy for good wood to metal bond?

Just this past summer i used Gorilla Glue to attach reclaimed barn siding to some steel u-channel for an art installation I designed in class.

I've also used Loctite Multi-purpose epoxy before.

Both have worked great, attaching wood objects to metal.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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Was wondering if anyone could suggest an epoxy for a good wood to metal bond. Am in need of inserting a small section of pipe into some wood and want it to stay in place without need of keeping it bolted in.
Sure. Like any adhesive, the grip will be much better if you rough it up, or even if the end of the pipe is threaded.

A simple two-part from the hardware store will work fine. Make the pipe as rough as you can get it where the epoxy will go. If you want a very reliable bond, I'd go with some quality epoxy like West's Six10, in a convenient and rather ingenious caulk tube with mixing tip

http://westsystem.com/ss/six10-thick...poxy-adhesive/
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #5
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Polyurethane adhesive in a caulking tube, Lowes..... about $5.00. Just used some, works great.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:55 PM   #6
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X2 for the West System epoxy.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:38 AM   #7
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Polyurethane adhesive like PL premium will work wonderfully for this.
It is great cheap easy to use.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:31 AM   #8
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The suitability of adhesives for this application depends a lot on what the pipe is doing, how big everything is and what limitations exist that preclude using mechanical fasteners or mechanical interference to keep things together. For example, if the pipe is just a pass-thru for some wires and is, basically, not undr any load, almost any kind of adhesive will work. If, on the other hand, this will support significant loads and the adhesive is the only thing supporting the load, it might not be a satifactory solution no matter what kind of glue you use. You may be familiar with all the roof panels falling down on the big tunnel in Boston. The fasteners were glued into holes in the concrete and the glue was mis applied. The best you're going to do is probably some kind of epoxy and all the suggestions above apply if you go that way.
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