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Old 23rd September 2009, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Loose top caps.

Does anyone know of an adhesive suitably for re-fitting tube anode top caps? I've tried superglue( unsuccesfully) Preferably something available in the UK?


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Old 23rd September 2009, 09:07 AM   #2
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I've used epoxy.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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I've heard the expansion rate of the glue used for re-fitting the cap might be different from that of the glass, so eventually it'd crack around the new fixing. It's not a first hand experience, so that's for reference only. And please correct me if I'm wrong.

How about just remove the cap and use an alligator clip?
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Old 23rd September 2009, 11:47 AM   #4
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You need a high temp cement made specifically for glass-to-metal seals. Sauereisen is the gold-standard brand.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 01:38 PM   #5
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I've used silicone RTV. High temperature rating, sticks to glass...
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