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Topics: Adhesive/Crimps

Q.
Please explain how to effectively use adhesives to secure crimps.
- Dalai
A.
After placing the crimp onto the wire in its final position, place a small amount of adhesive, such as G-S Hypo cement, which has a fine-tip applicator, or Loctite® 409 Gel adhesive, which cures quickly, onto the wire at the base of the crimp. If the crimp does not want to stay in place while you are trying to put the glue in, complete the first stage of crimping then place a small amount of glue onto the wire at the base of the crimp. Let the glue dry then complete the second stage of crimping to round the crimp.

- Maura Buckner, Jewelry-Making Expert

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