How to Bond Nylon to Metal

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Some materials, such as nylon, rubber, fiberglass and metal are difficult to bond, especially if they have a smooth surface and need to be adhered to another material that does not bond well. To do the job, you need a specially formulated Polypropylene/polyethylene adhesive specifically designed to work with hard-to-bond materials. With a proper prep job, even application and a long enough curing time, these adhesives have the special ability to unite even the most difficult materials to bond.

Things You'll Need

  • Specially formulated Polypropylene/polyethylene adhesive
  • Glue dispensing gun
  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • Sandpaper the surface with a 120-grit sheet of sandpaper if the surface is smooth. If not, proceed to Step 2. Clean dirt, sanding particles and debris from the surface.

  • Load the adhesive cartridge into the dispensing gun and remove the cap.

  • Dispense adhesive by applying equal pressure until a uniform color and consistency is achieved.

  • Attach materials within three minutes.

  • Allow at least 48 hours to cure. Curing time decreases with increased ambient temperature.

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