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Fitting necklet end findings to PVC


#1

Hi. I have tried many glues including superglue, loctite, two part
epoxy, etc to get sterling silver ends (made of short tubes with
half a jump ring soldered on) to stay on black pvc or neoprene
necklets, and they always come off eventually; I have resorted to
rivetting them on! Is there any alternative?

Thanks, Anna Williams


#2
I have tried many glues including superglue, loctite, two part
epoxy, etc to get sterling silver ends (made of short tubes with
half a jump ring soldered on) to stay on black pvc or neoprene
necklets, and they always come off eventually; I have resorted to
rivetting them on! Is there any alternative? 

Anna: I use neoprene a lot so am always putting either tubes w/jumps
or twist clasps on the ends and I have used Rio JetSet Adhesive. It
is a powerful adhesive that apparently will never get brittle -
requires very little to really adhere the sterling on the end of the
neoprene. You may want to call Rio and talk to them about it. It’s
not terribly expensive but doesn’t have a real long shelf life -
mine has lasted for about 6 months though I seem to remember Rio
telling me that at most it has a shelf life of a year. I suppose it
matters how frequently you use it. Anyway, give it a try. I
originally took scrap neoprene and glued silver tubing on the ends,
then fastened the tubing in a vise and pulled as hard as I could on
the silver tubing and never got a single one to come loose. I can’t
speak to black pvc - never tried that.

Good luck. K.