Coins in brushes - which glue?

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Vlasta, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    what glue would you use to fix a metal coin to a metal brush?
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  2. habaz

    habaz Member

    Two component epoxy. But you should remove any dirt on the coin with alcohol or aceton
  3. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    It’s not popular, but I use silicone in all of my brushes. It allows me to swap out later if I need to, but you would be amazed how difficult it is to do once it is cured. It doesn’t destroy the brush, but it takes more effort than you can imagine
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  4. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    I used silicone on a series of brushes with coins that I made for a group buy last year and no complaints yet but I did wonder if there wasa "usual" way - it seems not!. I will stick [hahaha] with silicone!!!
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  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    He's not installing the knot, he's attaching a metal coin to a metal brush.

    I second the two stage epoxy advice. You can buy them in a dual chambered syringe at any Wal*Mart or equivalent.
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I also use 2-part epoxy for that.
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  7. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Sorry if I'm late but I'd suggest 2 part epoxy or Gorilla glue.
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  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Do not use gorilla glue on a brush handle. Ever. The whole "get it wet to activate it, and the expansion as it dries, it's just not recommended. If it doesn't split the handle (easy to do on vintage handles), it will bubble up into the knot. If you watch it like a hawk for the first 10 minutes or so, you can wipe away excess as it bubbles up.

    I've used it, once. It does work, but there are much better options out there.

    Edit: you could use it to attach the coin, though.
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I also use two part epoxy. At the moment I'm using J-B Weld, as it's very strong. Plus I found a great deal on Amazon for their large tubes.
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I use two part epoxy J-B weld sold at Home Depot in the larger bottles.
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  11. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Yes. He was talking about metal to metal though. I agree with you about the wood though.
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