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    Best glue for granite to wood

    Hi all, its been a while since I posted anything but I have been keeping tabs on the forum. My question is that I have just made a memorial plaque for a cusomer that is 11" 8" black granite tile and I need to glue it to a black painted wood base for hanging on a wall.

    any suggestions on the best glue? I thought of liquid nails or an epoxy

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    Ron,

    Check out this website: http://www.thistothat.com/

    Sorry...no stone listed there.
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 05-26-2010 at 12:08 AM.
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    Granite to wood glue

    thanks Ken, I will stop in at the tile store tomorrow and see if they have any ideas. I would hate for my customer to get knocked out by a granite tile....
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    I might worry about how well that black paint is adhering to the wood.
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    tek7 will do the job - www.tek7.com
    Last edited by Stephen Kane; 05-26-2010 at 5:11 AM.

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    A contact adhesive has to be your best bet, where you apply to both sides, allow to touch dry and press together.
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    Foaming polyurethane glues stick to just about anything and are fully waterproof etc..

    Gorilla Glue and Balkatan are the ones I have used - Balkatan sets much faster (about 25 mins) so is more convenient, but Gorilla is more readily available.

    You might need to mask the front surface to make absolutely sure that the foam can't get onto it by accident

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    The newest sensation: uglu

    It's a tape which is advertised to glue unlike things together, they show it being used to glue stone to wood. Worth a try? Only $9.95!(I don't really know that, it's just a common saying...)

    dee

    ps - I never tried it so don't take my word for it
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    When we had this house built last year, the installer used silicone to install the fireplace surrounds.

    He did say the color might bleed thru, so he used clear on the white marble, and black on the black granite side.

    Of course these are vertical pieces of granite/marble attached to unpainted sheet rock. He said don't touch them for 1 day while the silicone dried. Just held in place with sheetrock nails which I waited 2 days to remove.

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    Silicone caulk will work and shoulld hold very well. It shouldn't really matter with black granite, but I would caution against using things like Liquid Nails with stone. Any petroleum based product has the potential to bleed through stone.

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    Look into 3m VHB tapes. (VERY HIGH BOND). These tapes are so strong, they actually use them to manufacture trailers to bond the sides to the frames. I have not used any personally, but an associate that owns a sign company uses them to mount metal signs to masonry and the like. He says the stuff is so strong that the material will break before the bond. Expensive, but apparently worth it. http://www.uline.com/BL_6040/3M-VHB-4950-Foam-Tape
    Also, here is a youtube video about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OtrDvDvF5I
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    VHB tape is amazing. I've glued many a sign up with that stuff. Glues to brick just fine. The longer it stays, the stronger it gets, but I'd agree with Belinda on this application- silicone. I remove signs frequently. Some mounted to granite as well and the one thing that's common is they were installed using silicone. Typically, I see the cheap foam tape used to hold it in place while the silicone cures. Otherwise, it'll slide off
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    Araldite

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    Thumbs up Glue Granite to wood

    Thank you all for the imput, I decided to go with the contact cement or a Frank would call it Evostick. It seems to have worked well (time will tell)

    I have attached the result.....

    Ron....
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    Thumbs up Glue Granite to Wood

    Thankyou all for the input, I have decided to go with contact cement.
    attached is the result......
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