I asked a friend what she used as I knew she had, had success with uv glue. She was using Locitte 349 IMPRUV optically clear UV adhesive.
Was told its hard to find and on a cool site that advises what glue to use
they listed the Loctite for metal to glass as the ideal glue
So off I went - took about 5-10 minutes found a Canadian source (Fastenal - just ask them to bring it in for you as they carry a large line of loctite products - approx 35.00 cdn ) and I got 4 bottles (1 for my friend for telling me which glue to use) and of course 3 for me as I have a lot of gluing to do if this works
Took a couple of days to come in - I received it yesterday and last night I tested it out - metal bail and dichoric glass cab . I searched for over an hour for my UV lights that I know I have - I've even seen them in the last 6 months but could not find in my studio. --- I guess I put them somewhere where they would be safe and not get broken... sigh.... I do that a lot. But I remembered I had a little UV light for a UV resin kit I bought and still have not tried out and luckily knew exactly where that was
so I used that and gave it a try
lots of warnings for inhalation and skin irritation - so lots of ventilation and if your any way slightly allergic skin wise to wear gloves.
the smell was not too bad - I thought it less than crazy glue - but then I'm sick and my nose is slighly stuffy -
went on as a thick gel - cool bottle - nip top and pull up on ring closure on the pour spout - its about as difficult as it gets - I like the gel - more control over placement - little goes a long way
I applied and put into my little uv light which turns off after 2 minutes
after 2 minutes (and my understanding is some uv lights depending on strength may only need seconds) seems sturdy but I put it through a couple of times. (I think this one is 9watt bulb - seen 36 watt and not sure of what my uv lights are that I have) Direct Sunlight works as well too .
Its based on how much light actually gets into the glue so the bail is opaque and my glass is opaque black so I wondered if it would adhere
Once I find my larger uv lights (they are about 2 ft long) I had them for uv curing rubber stamps then I can lay down tin foil on the bottom and top and create a really big uv box for curing ( I need a large area as I have hundreds of glass cabs to put bails on ) that I can leave on longer so it reaches I hope the depths of the bail connection.
tonight I'll tug at them and see how easy it is to remove them - the epoxy I can pop off with a lot of force but normal wear they tend not to fall off .
if this works - going to have to make those red neck wine glasses for everyone for christmas too as it will be perfect for gluing glass to glass and getting a secure bond with the UV