Garden Art forum: An adhesive you might consider

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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 15, 2014 5:02 PM CST
A lot of adhesives get a bit too brittle to stay stuck through temperature changes.. The flashing compounds are often not adhesive enough or are about a tar base.. This is a Home Depot polyurethane... Good adhesive traits... Dries hard but is exceptionally elastic..and doesn't become brittle.. I started using it for flashing and noticed the nice dry feel later... And tried to remove it.. Pulling strongly on a blob that had dried... Now I use it on a lot of things.. Like this segmented planter from a bunch of solar lights I removed the bases from
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lovemyhouse
Jul 15, 2014 5:18 PM CST
Good information to have, Gordon, thank you. Smiling
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 16, 2014 8:25 AM CST

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GREAT idea Gordon - thank you Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Jul 16, 2014 8:29 AM CST
Do you have any pictures of the solar lights before ? Not sure I have seen any that big.

Great idea on the adhesive Thank You! Thank You!
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 16, 2014 12:26 PM CST
Thanks.. Here's a better picture of the adhesive The complete square light... I took off the stainless steel base so I could get a small one to go into the cactus garden in the table base..it helps keep it interesting at night.. And helps a low glass table show up at night... The round ones I kept short so I could set them into the top of a low stone wall...( plastic stone ) it helps keep folks out of the low bed there holds the dirt..and acts as a hose retainer for the bed
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Here's a closer look


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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 16, 2014 12:42 PM CST

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Awesome Gordon - just like everything you do Green Grin! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Jul 17, 2014 9:34 AM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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Boopaints
Jul 17, 2014 8:16 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Great idea, Gordon!
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 18, 2014 12:33 AM CST
Well..thanks all..looking to test the adhesive aspect I tried it on the repair of a concrete leaf.. Edna had made and gave to me on a visit to VA... It has broken a number of times before... For one reason or another... A little shredded fiberglass fibers in the concrete it's self would.have helped this somewhat... Freezing and high heat didn't help.. But the last time it was just sitting where I had left it...sounds like it might be a cat related issue this time
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 18, 2014 1:11 AM CST

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BlueFox
Jul 19, 2014 7:40 AM CST
Fingers crossed it works. I have had one like that, and the veins are where it breaks - I fixed it with something or other, and then sprinkled sand on it to hide the glue.
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
Jul 19, 2014 8:00 AM CST
Gordon How long has anything you have been glued with it? I am just curious as some things I have tried haven't worked and some have not made it to the yard yet. Thanks
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Jul 25, 2014 10:49 PM CST
I haven't used it a long time ...it does seem to behave
Here's a counter. A wood grained plastic I wrapped in granite and used the roof flashing adhesive to mount it Confused


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Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Aug 18, 2014 12:10 PM CST
Well. An update on this flashing adhesive... I glued a few solar lights back together... And stuck a few into location with this.. And found it doesn't stick to some plastics.. But metal and glass it will adhear to .. And has to be cut away from... Some plastics are just too smooth and oiled like for it to grip.. Given force
It does have unusual and remarkable strength unto it's self". And great ability to stretch .. I've reopened thousands of tubes of stuff over the years.. And never saw anything like it...pictured is the tapered spout at the end of the tube.. It had been used a few weeks ago... I grabbed the little dried bit at the end.. And started pulling it out... Since every bit in the spout is bigger than what is outside it usually doesn't,t come out.. But I kept pulling..stretching it... Making the set up large bit go through a smaller opening.".. It was 1/4 the size as what it did pass through.. Pulling...real hard mind you... Till the whole dried plug was out..it had even dried into the tube...as evidenced by the rings on the plug...where it sat against the opening to the spout and was an even larger section to pull out through the tip opening... Real strong...
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Aug 18, 2014 12:12 PM CST
It loaded the picture for forever and still didn't get it through verizon.. Let's give them another chance... No problem that time... Took a few seconds...
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 18, 2014 1:36 PM CST

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Great info Gordon - Thanks Hurray! Hurray!

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