Learning Guide: How to Use E6000 Adhesive
If you are a jewelry maker or hobbyist, you have probably used or tried to use E6000 adhesive for many of your projects. Since this is an adhesive which bonds permanently, it is important to know how to use it safely and effectively before you just jump into your project with it. At Jubilee Creative, you can find a full guide on how to use E6000 adhesive for many of your projects. Here are some tips that you will find with this specific learning guide.
The first thing you should know is that E6000 adhesive is not just for making jewelry projects. In fact, you can use this product on a variety of materials, including metal, glass, clay, seashells, rocks, beads, ceramic, wood and even fabric. The E6000 adhesive is a very versatile product so you can use it on just about any project that you want to work on. It is also washer and dryer safe so if you use it on fabrics, you don’t have to worry about ruining your creating by throwing it in the washing machine.
Before you use the E6000 adhesive, it is important to roughen the surfaces that you are working with. You can do this with a piece of coarse sandpaper, a Dremel tool or even glass etching cream. The adhesive works best on rough surfaces so it has something to stick to. Once the surface has been roughened, clean it with soap and water. Dirt and debris can cause the bonding to not adhere which can cause problems later in your project.
If you make a mistake with the E6000 adhesive, you can clean off any excess or unwanted adhesive with acetone, or common fingernail polish that contains acetone if the adhesive has not cured yet. If the adhesive has already cured, you can clean it off by sanding, scraping or cutting. Also, when you are not using the adhesive, make sure the cap is placed back on the tube securely to prevent any leaks from dripping out onto your work surface or your storage area. It is best to use this product in a well-ventilated area that is between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, but once it is cured, this adhesive can withstand temperatures as low as -40 degrees and as high as 150 degrees.
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