Ceramic to Styrofoam? Let's Glue!
August 6, 2003 1:40 PM   Subscribe

Because people have a need to glue things to other things, there is thistothat.com. Let's glue! One of the simplest yet more useful sites on the interweb.
posted by ewagoner (21 comments total)
Leather to Vinyl
We recommend:
for the strongest bond. But
3M 80
is a good alternative if you are covering a large area.

I can't tell you how disappointed I am with the response. MeFi has been so Farkish all day that I thought for sure I was in for a treat.
posted by widdershins at 1:53 PM on August 6, 2003

Very handy for crafty types. The FAQ has a lot of miscellaneous information as well (like gluing crayfish!)
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:57 PM on August 6, 2003

Attach Pancakes to Ponies is not an option.

I for one welcome our adhesive overlords.
posted by m@ at 1:57 PM on August 6, 2003

Oh thank you! Being one of those crafty types, this is going to be handy for me.

Anyone else remember when there were only like three kinds of glue in the world? Been to a craft store lately? My gods, there's a glue for everything.
posted by Orb at 2:00 PM on August 6, 2003

m@, there's no pancakes to ponies, but following "paper to leather" (the closest I could think of) led me to Yamato Sticking Paste, which ought to do the trick. I'll have to try it out on the neighbor's ponies next time I make brunch...
posted by ewagoner at 2:03 PM on August 6, 2003

Man, I clicked the link thinking someone had come up with the killer app for RDF.
posted by xiffix at 2:08 PM on August 6, 2003

"We won't ask why you would want to glue ceramic and leather together - we just give gluing info."

No nonsense, just practical gluing info, fast. And I don't even need to explain why. (it has something to do with a china doll and some leiderhosen... nevermind)
posted by leapfrog at 2:34 PM on August 6, 2003

no option for flesh, eh? useless.
posted by Hackworth at 2:42 PM on August 6, 2003

Hackworth- the FAQ recommends spirit gum for most X to skin bonds. If you want something longer-lasting, I speak from experience in saying that cyanoacrylate gels like Zap-a-gap will bond just about anything to skin almost immediately, and will likely hold until the skin dies and falls off.
posted by leapfrog at 2:46 PM on August 6, 2003

This is awesome as I've found myself doing a lot of gluing lately. Now anyone know of a similar resource that provides ironing guidelines (fabric X heat)?
posted by donovan at 3:08 PM on August 6, 2003

Glue of the month?? These guys should go out more.
posted by hoskala at 3:42 PM on August 6, 2003

howtocleananything.com is a nice companion to the glue site.
posted by goddam at 4:11 PM on August 6, 2003

"The year has been a good one for the Society (hear, hear). This year our members have put more things on top of other things than ever before. But, I should warn you, this is no time for complacency. No, there are still many things, and I cannot emphasize this too strongly, not on top of other things." (episode 18)
posted by damehex at 4:15 PM on August 6, 2003

goddam great link thanks.
posted by stbalbach at 4:26 PM on August 6, 2003

The thing I like best about this site is its longevity - it's been around since early 1999. Hasn't changed much, just stayed useful. I guess they missed their chance to turn into a Glue Portal and sell out for $50 million to Excite.
posted by Nelson at 4:51 PM on August 6, 2003

Why can't you just keep it simple....get a hot glue gun and it works for everything.

There's always duck tape. As the rednecks say, "If you can't duck it, fuck it."
posted by nyxxxx at 8:47 PM on August 6, 2003


Sorry for the shouting.
posted by wilberforce at 11:07 PM on August 6, 2003


Actually, it's either.
posted by garyh at 3:50 AM on August 7, 2003

One beef about the site - "plastic" is far too generic. There's glues that bond to polystyrene but not to polyvinyls, and then there's polycarbonates. Each kind of plastic will respond differently to any given adhesive substance.
posted by yesster at 5:57 AM on August 7, 2003

But gaffer's tape is the best of all.
posted by Vidiot at 7:38 AM on August 7, 2003

Duck is a brand name and I prefer that to the generic "duct" tape, ingorant infidel.
posted by nyxxxx at 3:03 PM on August 7, 2003

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