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    Bonding Acrylic and Metal?

    I am trying to attach metal hinges to the acrylic door on my new Whites Tree Frog viv. What type of bonding compound should be used? I have already discovered that silicone does not work. I don't want to drill holes in 1/4" acrylic unless I have to. Any ideas?

    It is an 18"x24" sheet of 1/4" acrylic, fyi.
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    Re: Bonding Acrylic and Metal?

    I did something like that with the doors on my Ball Python cage - I used a glue called E6000. I'm not sure how safe it is for amphibians though. It's obnoxiously smelly until it dries. Make sure you air it very very well.

    The doors are still attached, and hold up to a pushy snake too... so it's good strong stuff.
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    Re: Bonding Acrylic and Metal?

    I'm sure gorliia glue will work, assuming the hinges will be on the outside of the tank, not sure I would try it if the frogs had any chance of contact with it though,

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    Re: Bonding Acrylic and Metal?

    it is outside the tank. Off to Lowes for Gorilla Glue.
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    Re: Bonding Acrylic and Metal?

    Roughen up the acrylic with some coarse grit sandpaper first. The glue will get a better bond on a rough surface.
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    Re: Bonding Acrylic and Metal?

    Gorilla Glue I think is a waste of money. You can always rivet it on. Aluminum wont rust as bad and you could always coat that in silicone or something.
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    Re: Bonding Acrylic and Metal?

    So I actually went with Loctite for plastics, roughed up the bonding spots and secured the door yesterday. So far it is holding great, also put the hydroton in, mesh layer and eco-earth/organic potting soil mix filled in with plants. Just letting it settle for a night before Puddleglum moves in! Ill take a few pics and post them.
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