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Devcon epoxy vs. JB weld


#1

What would be the better product for epoxying a ring onto base metal

  • Devcon 5 minute epoxy or JB Weld?

Thanks for your thoughts - Linda in central FL


#2

I’ve tried both, epoxy worked better for me

David S. Geller Jeweler
JewelerProfit.com


#3

5 Minute epoxies are fine for fast repairs but my experience (not
necessarily in just jewelry) is the slower setting epoxies (not
polyesters) just do a far superior job of sticking, setting up hard
and holding up to use/abuse. Just my 2=E7 worth…

john dach


#4

Usually the longer it takes to set up the stronger the bond for
epoxy. AlsoJB Weld will take the temperature for making molds. so if
needed you can build up a piece too thin to mold and then mold it at
the thickness needed for reproduction.


#5

24 hr cure epoxies will have better properties than 5 minute type,
even in the consumer grades like Devcon

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts