What is E6000 industrial adhesive glue used for? – pros, cons, uses, instructions, drying times

What is E6000 industrial adhesive glue used for?  – pros, cons, uses, instructions,  drying times


Hi, I’m Lori. This is maker high and today
we’re gonna talk about E6000. Now before we get into the main video I want to
point out that this comes in clear, black and white…. just so nobody gets confused. I’m gonna start off with the pros and I
love this stuff. One of the things I really like to do is
spread it out on a silicon sheet, wait for it to dry and then cut it into the
specific shape that I want. I cut it into this strip and you can see there
that I took a sharpie and marked off one inch because I want to show you guys
just how elastic this is. It is crazy This can actually stretch up to
seven times. I just don’t have the hand strength to really stretch it out that
far and it will just snap right back into its original shape. You can see
there right back to the one inch mark. It really is kind of amazing.
It’s a glue but it’s also kind of a one part flexible epoxy. I don’t know
why more people don’t use this -it is also waterproof which is very useful. It
is non flammable once it is entirely dry. It is photo safe so if you’re using it
for archival quality, you’re totally good there. You can use it indoor and outdoor in
extreme temperatures ….and I’m going to do Celsius for people who aren’t here
in the States. You can see that – it takes paint really, really well.It is
entirely self leveling, which is pretty cool.
You can also throw this in the washer and the dryer, which is how I
found it in the first place – because I saw that on the front and I was ,”Really ?”and that was years ago . I have been using it for so much stuff ever
since… like probably use it for more than I should. But one of the things that it’s
really popular for is attaching trim and rhinestones. If you’re gonna do this just
make sure you use a you really thin coat – because that is all you’re gonna need
and I like to apply it with a toothpick just because it gives me more control.
Once you have it where you want it just press it down and it usually takes about
four hours to dry … and this is only after an hour ; you can see the kind of bond
it’s already forming between the rickrack and the fabric. It’s really
crazy. I will recommend waiting the full 24 hours for it to cure though
before you throw it in the washer and the dryer. The other thing I really like
to use this with is glitter. Now, again, I think you guys know that I make puppets
and sometimes I need the glitter to be really flexible and most glitter glue is
not. However when I use it with the e6000 and I mix it up, it stays really, really
flexible… especially if I’m doing the spread it out cut it out method …and you
can see it doesn’t lose any of its luster at all. It still looks
really shiny and actually once E6000 starts to dry it will actually contract
away from the glitter but still hold on to it and that is one of the things that
you have to remember with e6000 – that as it dries it contracts. But you can see
like that’s like a super close-up view so you can see how much the glue is
retracted. I also like to use this with silicone molds for making puppet eyes
because once it dries I can kind of cut it and shape it and do what I want to
with it. It’s really lightweight. It’s super flexible. If you do decide to use
it with silicone stay away from dollar-store – because it’s not 100%
silicone. You can see here it does hold on to the sides of the mold but
when it dries it does contract and I used it with some Stickles because I like Stickles, too. Anyway you can find this at a bunch of different retailers
in different quantities… just make sure you get the color that you want. It’s up
there in the corner – black ,white, clear. You can find this anywhere from
Walmart to Home Depot. Now real quick here are the cons and I’m gonna save the
biggest one for last. So do not use this with acrylic paint.
You can paint on top of it with acrylic paint – don’t try to mix it in. It
will immediately dry and harden – also this stuff kind of
has a mind of its own and once it starts coming out, it wants to keep coming out
so be aware when you take off the lid to do it over a protected surface… because
it’s it’s coming and it’s not stopping. [laughs] It will stop eventually and once it does,
the other thing you really want to make sure is that you do is to clean off the
nozzle before you put the cap on it. If you don’t it’s gonna be really difficult
to take off. you’re gonna get these glue boogers and you know when I forget I
always need a pair of pliers to take mine off …so yeah don’t do that. Learn from my experience. Also the bigger glob you use, the longer it’s gonna take
to dry and cure. Now this is after an hour for a big glob and you can see
there’s a skin on it but the inside of it is not cured at all. You can also
apply this with a bag – now remember this is self levelling so even if you’re like
very, very precise it’s still gonna spread out and the other thing you’re
gonna want to remember is not to use it with styrofoam because it’s going to eat
right through it like Pacman. Just nom nom nom. Also make
sure you use this in a super well-ventilated area or with a
respirator – it always makes me dizzy if I forget to do that – so yeah really
important. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, share and I think that’s it for this
video. If you have questions leave them in the comments below and I’m gonna see
you guys in the next video. Okay, bye.

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100 Comments

  1. Hello, I have been trying to put material on plastic and have not had any luck the material keeps coming off or it will stay for a while then eventually come off, I was wondering if this would bee good to use, the item I am trying to put it on is plastic drawers so there will be tugging and pulling which is why I have not had any luck yet with them staying, if this glue is not good do you have a suggestion for another type. thanks.

  2. I'm trying to figure out if I can use this over photos. I want to make bottle cap magnets and was wondering if this would be a good option as kind of a epoxy resin.

  3. i need to glue fabric to vinyl on a chair permanently. im looking to glue the fabric down at the seams of a vinyl covered chair, then add piping over it. will this work? im afrid that "scooching" or wriggling and contant use of the chair will break the bond. if not, any suggestions?

  4. Is it contact cement? Do you apply it to both sides and let it dry a bit before putting together? I can't find info on this.

  5. Great video! Never knew it could pass the rubber band test. I've used it to great success and found it really works good for attaching rubbery surfaces to harder ones. But I have a question. You mention it shrinks as it cures. Any idea how much it shrinks relative to its original size? I'd like to know as i'm going to try and use it as a filler for a gap but figure it obviously won't work if it shrinks to 1/2 its original volume.

  6. Do you think this could be used to glue a little fingernail sized piece of vinyl back down onto the foam of a seat? Specifically a motorcycle seat, itโ€™s just a tiny tear in an area that wonโ€™t be sat on. Great video, thanks.

  7. Guys, do you know if this stuff can glue on silicone surfaces, like silicone phone cases stuff like that. Thank you so much!!

  8. Help! I've been using this glue to make jewellery, mainly stud earrings, but lately I've been having issues as the earring posts have just been falling right off, but I use E6000!? I let it dry for about 24 hours, sometimes longer. Can anyone help?? thanks!

  9. I am making treasure boxes for my grandchildren – they are cardboard wrapped with cork (purchased at IKEA). I have many items that will be glued onto the cork – any issues I should be aware of? Thanks!

  10. I literally read the cancer warning on the back of the package and now i'm scared to use it LOL I have all the windows and the fan running because i'm so paranoid

  11. E6000 is not a suitable adhesive to reattach an automotive headliner fabric. It is too thick and does not spread uniformly. It balls up and then drips off making a big mess. You need a spray on adhesive.

  12. I found that this works well with shoe repair, so I'm going to try it and your video showed the glue in action, thx much

  13. Can I use this on Nike soccer ball? The PU coating comes off little bit so can I use it to fill the gaps? Or even use this to thermal bond my soccer ball?

  14. I recommend using gloves and a respirator when using this glue. It is an epoxy resin and off gassing vapors while drying will make you sick unless you are only briefly exposed.

  15. Tried using the clear to fasten two pieces of metal for a project once, and it pulled right apart. Was greatly disappointed.

  16. Thanks for the great video!
    I regret my purchase, how can I get rid of it?
    Also since it's toxic, I want to know if it's just toxic when breathing it, but what about wearing clothes with some dry residue on it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Hi Lori! Thank you for sharing this video. I was wondering would this be good to use on foam (like the craft foam sheets)? I am trying to find a glue that would work best for that type of material. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  18. is the dry time 4 hours for most things? im gluing hard plastic on hard plastic and im wondering how long it will take to be on for good

  19. Good video! Would this glue work to glue a wooden chair arm to the back of a chair? How about a broken ceramic vase?

  20. I m finding difficult to use this on plastic hairband…I m trying to stick paper Quilling flower on it. Can u help me?.. please reply

  21. I use it to attach velcro to uniforms and patches. To attach patches directly to hats and unis. To reattach soles to footwear. All kind of uses.

  22. i used some to fill side wall cracks in atv tires after reading about someone who fixed their snowmobile track and finished the season with it.

  23. E6000 works better than any tent seam sealer i have ever used…
    It needs to be thinned down with Klean Strip Xylene (Home Depot) to a maple syrup consistency.
    I bought one of those empty quart cans and made a half batch stays liquefied in a container.

    Buy a pack of those cheap thin metal handle touch up brushes and go at it.
    Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area.
    The stuff will dry fast and last?
    Well put it this way, i have a tent that has been sealed for eight years and still looks like it did the day i applied it.
    I bring one of the tiny tubes in my pack in case i get a leak or i need to patch something, i bring a length of rip stop fabric for rips or holes, apply some E6000 and it holds tight.

  24. E6000 works better than any tent seam sealer i have ever used…
    It needs to be thinned down with Klean Strip Xylene (Home Depot) to a maple syrup consistency.
    I bought one of those empty quart cans and made a half batch stays liquefied in a container.

    Buy a pack of those cheap thin metal handle touch up brushes and go at it.
    Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area.
    The stuff will dry fast and last?
    Well put it this way, i have a tent that has been sealed for eight years and still looks like it did the day i applied it.
    I bring one of the tiny tubes in my pack in case i get a leak or i need to patch something, i bring a length of rip stop fabric for rips or holes, apply some E6000 and it holds tight.

  25. Could I use this glue for tapering jeans? I donโ€™t have a sewing machine to do it but I heard that you could taper jeans with fabric glue. I want a glue that will handle all the stretching and bending. Thank you.

  26. Thanks for the review! Quick question, would this work for faux leather? Iโ€™m making a Loki costume ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. The industrial spec sheet shows the clear is both a bit stronger and the most elastic, over 1100% to failure! White and black are still over 1000% and nearly as strong. The newest variation touted as zero solvents however looks to be a very different material, only 300% elongation. The UV resistant form also is hard to find in small tubes. The black might suffice as UV tolerant, as the light won't penetrate beyond the surface layer.

  28. Can this be used on rubber? The rubber around my car doors has come loose causing the doors to leak when it rains.

  29. Does it dry really hard? Do you think Iโ€™d be able to glue something onto fabric then sew over the glued portion to attach another fabric that I do not want to use glue with?

  30. Thanks for doing this. I really wanted to know what the down sides were for what I'm going to use it for, and it sounds like it'll work for my needs. Thank you!

  31. To keep glue from spurting out when the cap is opened, pinch the tube as if you are trying to make it go back to its original shape. This creates a bit of a vacuum and pulls the glue back in. As soon as it's in, put the cap back on, and you'll have to give the tube a little squeeze before any comes out the next time. This is really good and inexpensive adhesive!

  32. You are a great at voice overs, editing, and humor.
    Unfortunately I don't have interest in most of your topics, but this was very useful for my project (bonding fabrics to make waterproof clothing)

    Hope it lasts. I don't want to get into ultrasonic welding ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Hi! I was looking at this glue so I could attach plastic horse hooves to the bottom of my heels for a cosplay. Does this glue work on plastic?

  34. Would this work on air dried clay? I have 2 dried pieces of clay that need to be attached, but hot glue and PVA glue don't work on the clay surface.

  35. Can I use this in an engineering class? Also are we able to leave it in the classroom to dry and if we do leave it in the classroom then will it stink up the room and is it ok to be in the same room?

  36. hey looking to wrap dyesublimated fabric (called soft knit-but that just may be my suppliers name for it) around existing sound booth frames, biggest being 48" x 24" x 2" (and back of piece has about 1" that I would adhere the fabric to), the frames are metal/aluminum and I believe powdercoated. I am looking for what E600 product (does it need to be this industrial glue, or can it be something else?) to use in stretching the fabric (it stretches just a touch) over the face, around the sides and then glue on to the back powder coated metal part of the frame.
    Since it takes 4 hours to fully cure, just want to be sure this will work. I may need to make somekind of Frame to stack on top and add weight onto to hold in place, not sure at this point-any ideas?
    PS no we cannot staple, it needs to stay the same flush it is now, since it hangs with french cleats tight to the wall (it's in a recording studio at a radio station).

    we will be removing the old fabric graphics (that someone else did) first.

  37. This glue made me so sick! Itโ€™s extremely toxic. I just started using this glue to rhinestone something and you seriously need a respirator. I have used very small amounts for an hour or so for three days and it made me so sick by the 3rd day I was throwing up. Iโ€™m not using it until i get proper protection. Crazy!

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