'E6000' Help.

Q: Can anyone offer some tips or advice to work with this stuff, or another product that maybe isn't so thick and viscous? What do you use it for? What other industrial strength adhesives are good to use for this application?

A: I love 'E6000', and usually get anyone coming to visit London from America to bring me a tube, since it's very rare over here. However, I find it's not so good on slick surfaces. I sand or scratch everything a tiny bit to give it some 'tooth' to grab onto. Since this is so, I wouldn't expect it to be good on smooth wire with the smooth inside of a bead. Plus, I wonder if there is very little space between the bead and the wire - I mean the wire almost fills the hole - so there's nowhere for the glue to be, which is why it gets pushed away. I think for your purposes I'd try 'superglue' - cynoacryliate I think it is - it's great in places that have no gaps, and between slick surfaces. If there is a little gap, try the gel superglue. Mind you, don't glue your fingers on, though - this stuff is VERY nasty if you get stuck to it, people end up in hospitals trying to get unstuck. I'm not sure about this specific application, but it would be worth a try - I LOVE 'G-S Hypo-Tube Cement'. It's made to glue on watch crystals and has a needle-fine applicator that you can get a really small drop out of. It is not a super-glue but does set up pretty quickly. You need to keep the applicator clean of excess glue and keep the lid on between uses so it won't glom itself shut. I have purchased it from 'Fire Mountain' and from 'TSI', and I'm sure there are other mail sources that carry it. The trick with most any glue is to use as little as necessary to get the job done. As you have discovered, more is not necessarily better. ;-)