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Ann Demko
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Postby Ann Demko » Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:57 pm

I tried this earlier and since I am a computer flunkie it went nowhere. So here it goes again. I have made three 6' tiles and want to ,ount them on a sheet of steel. I wanted to mount them on a grid but couldn't find one that the "weave" wans't too large. Anyway, I spotted some shelving at Hobby Lobby. They were steel sheet with diamond cutouts all over, just perfect. I asked the manager if he had any damage shelving he was going to get rid of and he did. Yeah for me. I am going to sandblast the paint off and then texturize the surface with a sanding disk. Any way, I am going to rough up the backside of my glass tiles and rough up the steel. I planned on using epoxy unless someone else has a better adhesive for the job. The tiles are kind of heavy being layered. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time. Ann

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Postby Brock » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:00 am

Epoxy, Silicone, Construction Adhesive, even a combination. Brock
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Postby skin_mechanic » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:13 am

I use Devcon 2-part acrylic epoxy for bonding different materials. Their white epoxy is superior to the clear stuff, you can get it at Wal-Mart, Lowes, or Home Depot. The double syringe is a bit of a PITA though, I cut it apart and eyeball the amounts. JB Weld works good, but you have to get the mating surfaces antiseptically clean for a good bond. With the Devcon, swabbing the surfaces with alcohol, or lacquer thinner is sufficient.

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Postby Lynn g » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:22 am

E 6000 or Liquid Nails have been successful for me.
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Bert Weiss
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Postby Bert Weiss » Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:00 am

White thinset with acrylic additive is a good one.

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Linda Reed
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Postby Linda Reed » Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:07 am

As long as both sides are roughed up, lots of adhesives should do the trick.

The blacks and whites and grays should look good on the background you describe! Post a picture for us when you have it done.

Mounting/framing/displaying is a great untapped playground.



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