A classic example of a glue challenge is joining rubber to metal. Several glue brands say they can do this well but not many succeed.
Choosing A Rubber To Metal Glue
While trying to choose the best glue for rubber to metal, you should consider the following:
- The drying and curing time of the glue
- Temperature resistance
- The glue’s effect (if any) on rubber, which can be sensitive
- If the glue will need much strength
- If the rubber will need to flex or just be held in place
- The texture of the metal
Gorilla Super Glue Gel
The Gorilla Super Glue Gel has received a phenomenal 4+ rating on e-commerce sites with more than 40,000 people having rated it on Amazon. Past that it’s just a great glue. It has a drying time is less than 45 seconds, the bond is powerful, and it’s versatile enough to use with almost any rubber-metal combination.
Pros of the Gorilla Super Glue Gel
- Dries so fast that you can use it on vertical surfaces
- Works with almost all metals
- Very strong hold
- Impact resistant
- Won’t work universally with rubber surfaces (no glue will)
- More difficult to use than some alternatives
- Fast dry time means some operations will be difficult
Alternative Rubber To Metal Glues
Let us look at some similar glue for adhering rubber to metal.
C-Bond Super Glue Adhesive
This Cec Corp instant glue has a high level of viscosity so it’s a bit easier to apply than other instant glues. But it also cures fast and hold strong, making it a great choice for some jobs.
- Thick formula doesn’t run
- The glue dries quickly
- It is versatile. You can use it for both hard and soft materials.
- Its heat resistance is limited
- Harder to find than competitors
Rhino Glue Gel Heavy Duty
This is another excellent, general purpose gel glue that happens to work well on rubber and metal combinations. It’s easy to find and works on all sorts of combinations and materials.
Pros of the Rhino Glue Gel
- Quick bonding
- Fast drying
- There have been reports of inconsistent formulation and performance
- Not as high performance as Gorilla Glue
How To Use Gorilla Super Glue for Gluing Rubber To Metal
- Make sure each surface is clean and free of oils and debris
- You must first shake the tube, turn it, and then tap it.
- The recommended quantity is 1 drop of this glue per square inch. Apply the glue sparingly
- Press the surfaces together firmly, making sure the glue doesn’t get on you. Keep them pressed for about 45 seconds. It will set and dry quickly.
The perspective of one person differs from that of another person, but some glues are better than others. Opinions aside, you can’t go wrong with some of the big names in glue, like Gorilla Glue and Loctite.