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I am currently looking into make some snow globes and I would like to bond the acrylic insert of the snow globe with the metal top. Does anyone know a glue that can bond these two materials together? I have tried superglue and it did not hold when I put the cap on the globe. I have acrylic epoxy but it says that is dangerous to come in contact with metal.

  • Do you have a photo of the connection? How much contact area do you have? Is it just the rim around a metal stand or is there more contact area underneath? – Robert Cartaino Dec 30 '16 at 19:58
  • It is not just the rim, it is the whole cap. Think of it like a jar cap. The contact area is a disk with a diameter of the inner diameter of the jar. I do not have a photo readily available. – J. Shupperd Dec 30 '16 at 20:07
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I would recommend a hot glue gun for gluing these very dissimilar materials. Hot glue gives you a bit of work time to get the pieces situated correctly, and it works phenomenally well for holding tight even if the two materials may not mate together perfectly.

Product Search: Hot Glue Gun

I have never built a snow globe from scratch, but I've repaired a few, and this is exactly what I used to re-afix a snow globe that came lose from its stand.

  • I will give this a try – J. Shupperd Dec 30 '16 at 20:54
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There is a product called pl. I don't actually know of something it wont hold together. Finding a craft friendly applicator might be tricky.

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/pl_ca_prem/overview/Loctite-PL-Premium-Polyurethane-Construction-Adhesive.htm

*additional note: they have a spray product that I haven't personally used, but could be worth a shot. http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/14/17/a_cntct_high/overview/Loctite-High-Performance-Spray-Adhesive.htm

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