Is there a good glue that is not effected by cold temps?

The stone attached to one of my husbands tie tacks came off--it was glued on.  I think the reason it came off is that he was out in the cold a lot that day.  Does this sound reasonable?  Is there a glue out there somewhere that is not effected by temperatures?
Thanks in advance!


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poofrabbit6 years ago
Part of this would come down to what the metal is and what the stone is. I have used E6000 on many items, and it works well in all weather as well on most materials. It stinks to high heaven until dry however.
Ha! That reminds me of a cold-weather-glue-failure event I witnessed one time. The artifact in question was a cheaply made aftermarket side-mirror replacement, that I had attached to the passenger side door of an old pickup truck. (The factory original mirror got smashed against a mailbox, but that's another story.)

Anyway, the weather was cold and clear, as I was driving down the highway there.  I think I had the passenger window open.  I forget why.  The on-board heat might have not even worked on that truck...  Anyway, I was driving down the highway, when I heard this strange sound, sort of a "tink-tink", or a "plink-plink", sort of high pitched, strange. 

I looked into my side mirror to see if I could get a glimpse of what made that sound, and I found myself staring at four little spots, crudely the corners of a rectangle, four little spots of hard, cold,  useless, glue of some kind, inside the empty plastic enclosure of what used to be my side-mirror.  The mirror piece itself had of course gone, "Foop! Tink-tink-tink, " and smashed itself to pieces on the side of the road!

I just laughed!  Stoopid piece of junk!  That was years ago.  The pieces of mirror have probably turned back into sand by now.

Anyway, I have no idea what kind of glue you should be using.  Sorry I can't be of any help there, but I just wanted to say your hypothesis sounds very believable.  Certain kinds of glue bonds do fail in cold weather.
framistan7 years ago
a really good glue that wil flex during minor stresses such as temperature extremes... or vibration... is SILICONE glue. it comes in several colors including "semi"-clear. It will adhere to any clean dry surface including glass. It takes about overnight to cure though.
lemonie7 years ago
I'm not convinced that it was cold, but thermal-cycling / thermal-stress would fit.
If it is thermal you would need a flexible glue like latex or silicone-sealant.


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kelseymh7 years ago
Yes, there certainly are.

You probably want to start by searching for adhesives to bond stone/glass/ceramic to metal (I guess). You may need to do multiple searches.

Once you have a few options, check their data sheets for temperature ranges. The options will also give you useful keywords (brands or chemical constituents) which you can then use for subsequent searches.