Generally speaking, you should prepare any surface before bonding. Wood usually needs to be freshly sanded, but metals need to be abraded (sanded) to cut the surface oxidisation, and then wiped with solvent. Don’t use petrol or thinners such as turps etc. The best is methylated spirits, isopropyl alcohol and some specialist products. Even plastics, rock and glass will benefit from some preparation.
Epoxies – We keep a range of general purpose liquid adhesives and specialist adhesives for aviation, marine and fine furniture.
LORD – High performance high temp epoxy adhesive.
ATL – We stock Techniglue, gel marine epoxy, plus systems for specialist applications (aviation and fine furniture). Available in general purpose – 24 hour and 5 minute.
Cyanoacrylates – Often called Super Glue! We keep the Zap range including ‘thick’ (green), ‘thin’ (pink), poly zap, black magic, zip kicker, z-ends and more.
Resobond – Resorcinol Formaldehyde wood adhesive. A great system that’s easy to use, well proven and relatively cheap.
Acrylics – Weld On 16 & Weld On 3