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“gluing” galvanized to steel?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by motorrad3DP, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. motorrad3DP

    motorrad3DP motorrad3DP@gmail.com

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    gents, i picked up this lazy susan type construction that i would like to use for some clay sculpture. it is a 16” diameter 1/4” piece of steel that somehow has this (apparently?) galvanized “lazy susan” mechanism attached to it.
    i would like to make a couple more but o am not sure how i would attach it.
    it appears to me there is some kind of very hard brownish substance under the lazy susan (you can see it poking out in the images a little bit).
    anyone know if this is some kind of epoxy or what i should use?
    THANKS

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  2. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    JB weld for the win. Lots of surface area. Load tends to keep the parts together. Clean both sides thoroughly.
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  3. motorrad3DP

    motorrad3DP motorrad3DP@gmail.com

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    thanks seemed like it. i guess i never used it like that before. appreciate it!
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  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    There are several types of adhesive that will work well too. look through the tube construction adhesives sold in lowe's/HD. The sealants used on metal roofs and gutters come to mind. My new roof and gutters they used some stuff that dries sort of clear and once cured it sticks to metal or whatever and hard to cut with a razor knife. JB weld and some other epoxies might be OK but come in very small tubes and gets pricey spread over a larger area.
    ADV has enough JB Weld, Dremel and Plasti-kote users to make all them profitable products?:rofl
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  5. motorrad3DP

    motorrad3DP motorrad3DP@gmail.com

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    yeah. thanks man.

    so some being like the NP-1 caulk would be pretty good too?

    it’s interesting the stuff they used here is very hard. NP-1 would be more of a mastic and not harden like this stuff i don’t think.

    also this was brown whereas JB weld would be a gray color imho.
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    If you are trying to bond metal to metal, go visit an auto body supply store. Most modern car body panels are "glued" on after a crash, not welded. They have some super two part adhesives that will not come apart when applied correctly.
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  8. kantuckid

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    The roof ans gutter sealants have some resilence. The AB products are indeed very strong. used to bond a qrt panel, etc. to a car body but alos pricey.
    Honestly, some cheaper Walmart silicone tube stuff will do a lazy susan. Box stores have whole pegboards full of two part sticky stuff, some of which was once sold to industry only but now mainstream.
    The real issue is price and what works IMO and many will work OK.
    I've made a few as a lifetime woodworker but screwed them all to wood.
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  9. windypoint

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    3M 5200 is also a great adhesive bond.
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    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    ya man the 5200 is some heinous shit. they use it to glue sailboats together... when cured you have to cut it to get it apart. neet stuff, you can lay down a bead & smooth it with a rag wet with mineral spirits. it cleans up with spirits too... but once it hardens, it there for good. sticks like dog doo to the picnick blanket... impossible to get off.

    that said... Liquid Nails will do everything you need at 1/4 the price
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    Most of the tubed construction adhesives I have used will do the job.

    I could get plastic trim stuff for the car to protect wheel arches. But the tiny tube costs about 3x the most expensive box store tube.
    As there is no apparent sheer or peel, doublesided tape would likely work. At least, outlast you.
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