Liquid Nails Vs. E6000: What’s The Difference?
If you’re gluing wood beams, go with that Liquid Nails. But for patching leather boots or crafting jewelry, E6000 is your huckleberry.
Liquid Nails Vs. E6000: Specs & Uses
For FILLING GAPS, Liquid Nails is mighty fine at bridging cracks up to 9mm wide. Meanwhile E6000 don’t specify no gap-filling skills, so I reckon there’s some difference there.
Now VERSATILITY-wise, Liquid Nails sticks to more surfaces like plaster, concrete and particleboard. But E6000 seems a mite better bonding tricky materials like rubber, leather and fiberglass. As for COLORS, Liquid Nails only comes in beige, while E6000 offers clear, black and white hues.
My Hands-on Test: Liquid Nails
It has been holding up perfectly for several days now, and I’m extremely pleased with the outcome.
It continues to impress me with its versatility. It can be used on a wide range of materials, including brick, wood, and polyurethane. The formula has seen improvements over time, making it compatible with almost any material you can think of.
In terms of performance, Liquid Nails does a great job. It provides a strong adhesion, making it ideal for projects like installing crown molding or securing drywall.
Installing the Matador Garage Door Insulation Kit
Liquid Nails proved to be functional when I used it for installing the Matador Garage Door Insulation Kit. I would recommend purchasing two tubes if you plan to install two kits, as one tube wasn’t enough for my nearly 16-foot door. The amount you need will depend on the size of your door and how much adhesive you use. Since garage doors experience a lot of vibration and movement each time they open and close, I wanted to ensure the panels remained securely in place. It helped me achieve that goal successfully.
In humid conditions, it takes considerably longer for the adhesive to harden. So, if you’re working in a high-humidity area, you might need to exercise patience.
FAQ: Liquid Nails
Q: I’m interested in using Liquid Nails to prevent sound leakage by sealing the inside of a sub box. Can it withstand the vibrations over time without cracking?
A: In my opinion, it is likely to crack over time due to the vibrations. Sika 252 is a better option. It is useful in applications where vibration is a concern, such as automotive and heavy equipment manufacturing.
Q: Will Liquid Nails adhere to the backing of wood laminate flooring for mounting it on a wall?
A: My speculation is that if you can hold it in place for at least 15 minutes and apply a generous amount of adhesive, it will likely adhere.
Q: Can I use Liquid Nails to secure a metal towel hook on a hollow core bathroom door?
A: While it might work, I wouldn’t recommend attempting it. You could try using Devcon Plastic Steel Putty. Here is my article about it: Devcon vs. JB Weld.
Q: I want to create a small arbor using plastic hula hoops and metal hardware cloth for outdoor use. Is Liquid Nails the best choice for gluing them together?
A: In my opinion, no. If I understand your plan correctly, I believe the stress on the adhesive would be too great. I’m not sure about the specific hardware and the circumference of the arch you’re aiming for. If your idea involves securing the arch with ground stakes, the radius of the hula hoop and the stakes need to be close. In such a case, krazy glue legomay be a better choice.
Q: Can Liquid Nails adhere EPDM to EPDM?
A: I would not advise it. There are better rubber adhesives available for that purpose.
Q: I have a loose screw in a standing desk. Can I use Liquid Nails with toothpicks inserted in the hole to create a secure grip for a weight-bearing screw?
A: Yes, that should work. Apply the adhesive and let it dry completely for 24 hours.
My Hands-on Test: E6000
Like all rubber cements (See Is rubber cement permanent?), E6000 consists of rubber mixed with a volatile solvent. In this case, it’s SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) mixed with tetrachloroethylene.
I recently undertook a large project where I needed to glue various materials together, including wood, fabric, metal, plastic, and glass. To ensure a strong bond, I roughed up the surfaces using sandpaper, a file, or a utility knife before applying the glue. I applied the glue liberally, covering as much surface area as possible. Any excess that oozed out was easily wiped away. For cleaning up the glue on wood, metal, and glass, I used a small rag dipped in acetone.
I used a clamp to put pressure on the two objects being bonded. For flat objects l used a stack of books. I left it under pressure for 24 hours in a 55 F degree room and it bonded well. I let it cure for a few days before testing the actual strength of the bond, which is impressive. The heaviest item I used this with is 11 ounces and it is held by a 1 x 3 inch Velcro strip between wood and plastic. If you consider the amount of pulling force each time I yank the Velcro apart (at least a few dozen times now), it’s held up really well.
Hot glue provides a fast, easy bond for lightweight crafts, but has poor longevity, especially with heat exposure. E6000 forms an extremely strong permanent bond on nearly any surface and withstands heat, but is more difficult to work with and emits toxic fumes.
I’ve used it to repair a John Deere plastic nose bumper that fiberglass failed to adhere to, and the E6000 has held up through heavy use. I’ve also restored black plastic door panels on a 2006 H2 Hummer using the black E6000, which other glues failed to stick to. This glue is not just for crafts; it has numerous industrial applications. If you can build up the thickness on the backside of your repair, E6000 will provide a strong hold.
It’s important to note that rubber cements, including E6000, can be hazardous if they come into contact with the skin. It’s essential to avoid getting it on your skin, but if you do, make sure to rub it off and wash up with soap and water immediately.
Q: If the glue is left unused for a while, does it undergo crystallization inside the tube like super bonder glue?
A: No, the glue doesn’t crystallize. It exhibits a rubber-like texture around the tube’s cap, but the glue inside remains effective for several years.
Q: Can this glue be used for attaching velcro to PVC?
A: I believe this glue will work effectively if the hook and loop sides are facing outward.
Q: Is it suitable for bonding fabric that will undergo washing?
A: It was used on the exterior of a truck, specifically with black color, and it worked well.
Q: How does it compare to gorilla super glue (gorilla super glue vs krazy glue) when used on plastic? Is it stronger?
A: In my opinion, this glue is significantly superior to gorilla super glue in terms of strength.
Q: Is the consistency of this glue thin enough to use with a syringe? I’m concerned that it might be too thick to fit through the needle, but I need it for small areas.
A: I have experience using syringes with glue before, and I find this particular glue to be too thick for that purpose. While it will come out of the metal tip, controlling the plunger becomes challenging due to its thickness. However, I have successfully used a different method by placing a small amount (1 teaspoon) in the corner of a sandwich bag, cutting off a tiny portion of the corner to create a makeshift piping bag, similar to icing, and it worked well.
Q: If the glue remains unused for an extended period, will it cause the cap to become glued shut?
A: Ensure you clean the nozzle after use, and the cap will not stick.
Q: Will this glue effectively bond a smooth plastic phone case to a thin, soft leather flap?
A: This glue will work exceptionally well for such a task. It is a versatile adhesive.
Q: How well does it work on Vibram soles of work boots? I’ve heard it is more effective than regular boot glues.
A: I believe it would work very effectively. It resembles a thick gel-like super glue but does not dry hard or crispy like regular super glue. It offers a bit of flexibility. Make sure to allow it to dry for 48 hours, and you should be good to go.
Q: Can this glue be used to bond metal to acrylic reliably?
A: Bonding smooth surfaces with any glue can be challenging. Although this glue provides a strong bond, I recommend sanding the surfaces slightly before application.
Q: Is there enough time to adjust the placement of what you’re gluing before it dries without creating a mess?
A: Generally, you should have enough time to readjust the placement before the glue hardens, without making a mess. However, the amount of adhesive applied to the surface will also play a role.
Q: Can it effectively bond rubber to plastic?
A: E6000 is a highly durable adhesive, and while I haven’t personally tried it, I would imagine it can bond rubber to plastic.
Q: I want to glue webbing to nylon. Can this glue withstand tension and keep the webbing secure?
A: I’m not entirely sure what you mean by “tension.” If the webbing is already under tension, this glue is among the best options available. However, it may seep through the webbing, so I suggest conducting a small test in a designated area. It can be a bit messy to use, and it tends to ooze out of the tube, so remember to cap it immediately.
Q: How well does it adhere to glass?
A: It adheres to everything I’ve tried, including glass. However, if you prefer a more transparent adhesive, you may find Goop (e6000 vs goop) to be a better option. Although E6000 starts off black, it dries clear.
Q: Can this glue be used to repair a broken ceramic plate?
A: This glue, similar to “Goop,” is suitable for repairing virtually anything. It has been successfully used to repair a car tail light, a shower head, and even patched a hat. One advantage it has over Goop is the ability to apply the glue more precisely.