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
I've tried both, epoxy worked better for me
David S. Geller Jeweler
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..
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.
24 hr cure epoxies will have better properties than 5 minute type,
even in the consumer grades like Devcon
James Binnion Metal Arts