Aleene's¿¿ Jewelry & Metal Glue¿¿¿
One of the Best!
I cannot live without this product. It has excellent quality and will hold anything to metal, even metal to metal. It is very strong and durable. If you get some on your hands, it peels off with time. If you get to close to the product you are gluing, your eyes will burn and water, much like when you cut an onion. I would never recommend use for children. It dries rather quickly, so you must make sure that your project will not adhere to anything like cloth, etc. I do have a few issues with the product. The lid becomes almost impossible to come off. I had to actually cut the tube and use it this way because the glue leaked into the lid and it will not open with any amount of tugging. The other issue is that when I was able to use the lid, the glue would leak out after I pressed the tube (no matter how lightly). It didn't stop coming out. That was pretty annoying. Since the lid no longer comes off, I cut the tube, it works fine and I am able to peel back the dried glue in order to reuse the area I cut without having to recut the tube. It is a product any jeweler cannot be without.
November 27, 2008
I use this for repairing jewelry. The glue is very strong. However, when I put rhinestones or the like back where they belong, even though I'm careful not to get glue anywhere other than the back, the stone turns cloudy and loses it's depth and sparkle. It looks really bad and I don't know if all glues do that or I'm using the wrong glue for my projects.
Like the other reviewer, I had the lid become permanently glued on, as well. I took a straight pin and poked a hole in the body of the tube and squeezed out what I needed. When I was finished, the glue would dry and seal the tube, yet I could easily peel it away the next time I needed to use it.
The glue has a very strong chemical smell.
January 24, 2012