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Thread: Temporary adhesive for sterling silver sheet while sawing matching shapes

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    Default Temporary adhesive for sterling silver sheet while sawing matching shapes

    What glue/paste/sticky substance do people prefer/have success with, for temporarily sticking sterling silver sheet face-to-face, in order to saw matching shapes?

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    Super glue then gently heat them to remove

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef1 View Post
    Super glue then gently heat them to remove
    That's what I do too

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    I use Elmer's rubber cement - I'm a bit scared of superglue!
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    Super glue is great just don't get it on your fingers ( keep a bottle of Acetone handy )

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    A release gel for superglue is available. Better than heating and releasing who knows what into the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    A release gel for superglue is available. Better than heating and releasing who knows what into the air.
    How does the release gel penetrate between the 2 sheets of silver, there's going to be a very close bond between them?
    Last edited by Paul Kay; 30-07-2018 at 08:09 PM.

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    Capillary action I guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef1 View Post
    Capillary action I guess?
    Time to experiment, so I'll certainly give it a try

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    All glues work by creating a vacuum. when you apply the release the glue becomes gel like again and air can get in. Glue merely makes the vacuum more durable
    Think of two stacked and well-stuck glasses.
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