Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    359

    Default Sheet Metal Adhesive?

    I got a call from a local business as they are wanting to renovate their kitchen/coffee room. They want a polished stainless steel backsplash, which I can provide them, no problemo there, but I am having trouble finding an adhesive to attach it to the wall. Thinking of using about 20ga material. Awhile back I tried something from the lumber yard that was intended for metal studs, but it didn't really work well for sheet metal. Screws are outta the question for aesthetic reasons. Any ideas out there?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    274

    Default

    3M makes a contact adhesive that works really good metal to wood. 1300L is the number.
    I buy the stuff from McMaster-Carr. I use it for metal to rubber for aerospace applications. not that expensive though.

    It got the blessings of the engineers because it won't let go.

    Good luck
    Live Right Have Fun

    XMT350 CV/CC
    22A Feeder
    MM175
    Dynasty 200DX
    TB302
    12vs Extreme
    Hypertherm PowerMax 1000
    20" x 40" CNC Mills (2)
    16" x 60" engine lathe
    65 Ton edwards iron worker
    3/16' x 24" power slip roll
    16' power feed mitering bandsaw
    and other fun toys

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Salem ,Ohio
    Posts
    3,861

    Cool

    Pure silcone works well also...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    yuma az
    Posts
    66

    Default hmm

    i would also suggest the contact cement 2 things make sure the wall is as smooth as you can get it and has atleast a primed surface lilke oil based kills or zinser dont go over unprimed drywall mud and second go to the hardware store and get a laminete roller http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CGwQ8wIwAQ or even better http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...2k3C5SBQpS184w have everything ready when ya put it in place cause once those the 2 glued sections meet theres no going back then roll it and your good

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    arkansas
    Posts
    781

    Default

    when i worked at the sign shop, we would sometimes get the specs for sheeting to not be welded to the framing or couldnt because of the lamination scotchlite... 3m makes a 2 part glue (i'll find the part number in a min) once the glue was applied and allowed cure time, i tried to pull 2 peices of 6061 square tube apart with a big truck n forklift (yeah, i live in arkansas, "hold my beer n watch this ya'll") it held to the point that it actually ripped the side outta the tubing.... it was 3x3 1/4 wall tubing... now to find the stuff...


    http://www.shop3m.com/62264512328.ht...thane-Adhesive



    i had no idea that it was that expensive, but it really works
    Last edited by welder_one; 01-07-2011 at 03:56 PM.
    welder_one

    nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
    www.sicfabrications.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    yuma az
    Posts
    66

    Default hmm

    whew doggie that stuff is pricey dont get it on your hands or anything else ya dont want permanently stuck

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Salem ,Ohio
    Posts
    3,861

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by welder_one View Post
    (yeah, i live in arkansas, "hold my beer n watch this ya'll") it held to the point that it actually ripped the side outta the tubing...
    Now that's funny ...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    northern NJ
    Posts
    1,794

    Default

    When you install it have the bottom supported from dropping straight down. This way the glue only holds it from tipping forward & does not have to support the weight of it. The adhesive might hold it to the paper on the drywall fine but I've seen the paper tear away from the drywall with heavy objects like mirrors, etc.
    Last edited by MMW; 01-07-2011 at 06:53 PM.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Mpls, MN
    Posts
    464

    Default

    Make sure the back is not polished and just use a construction adhesive from the local home shop. That stuff is so strong you will pull chunks of sheet rock out before the glue breaks. Plus it is cheap, and I know that they have one for metal but I don't have any right now to be able to tell you what it is.

    -Dan
    Owner
    DW Metalworks LLC
    Miller Trailblazer 302
    Miller 8RC Feeder
    Miller Passport Plus
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX W/Coolmate 1
    Hobart Handler 135
    Hypertherm PowerMAX 30
    Smith O/A Torch Set
    Plus more tools then my wife will ever know about....

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    359

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by engnerdan View Post
    Make sure the back is not polished and just use a construction adhesive from the local home shop. That stuff is so strong you will pull chunks of sheet rock out before the glue breaks. Plus it is cheap, and I know that they have one for metal but I don't have any right now to be able to tell you what it is.

    -Dan
    The back won't be polished, just standard #2 dull finish, although very smooth. The last stuff I used was for metal studs but wouldn't adhere well to the smooth surface of the sheet metal.

    Some other good suggestions there, though. Thanks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.