- Specially developed cyanoacrylate contact adhesive for metals and metallic parts.
- Medium viscosity.
- Extended cure time which allows for some positioning of the parts immediately after you apply the glue.
VM 120 Super Glue for Metal is a special kind of contact adhesive which creates very high strength bonds with metal surfaces and parts. This cyanoacrylate adhesive is based on methyl ester which makes it different to the more common ethyl ester based super glues you will find. This is the source of its particularly good compatibility with metals and the high strength bonds it creates.
VM 120 is a colourless, clear super glue that has a medium viscosity. This glue has a slightly slower curing process which allows you a little time to accurately position the parts you are joining after you’re put on the glue. Like most glues, cure time for VM 120 will vary depending on materials and the conditions you are bonding in. Maximum cure time will be around 120 seconds (bonding PVC in a cool area with low humidity). Usually it will be closer to 20-40 seconds.
When used to bond sand-blasted steel, its shear strength was tested to be 25 N/mm² which is an incredibly strong result for a super glue. VM 120 also rubbers and most plastics quite well. It struggles with glass, ceramic, wood and leather (luckily, we have other super glues for these).
Manufactured by Weicon in Germany, this high-quality glue is widely used in many industries around the world. It is often chosen for making high strength repairs to metal components and for day-to-day tasks in the metal working and machine construction industries.
VM 120 Super Glue for Metal is able to cover gaps up to about 0.15mm and will withstand temperatures between -50°C and 80°C (along with short-term spikes to 100°C) once it is fully set.
Applications for VM 120 Super Glue for Metal
- Fixing snapped metal parts, ornaments and figurines.
- Reattaching metal levers and control devices.
- Securing name plates.
- Fitting small metal components in industrial devices.
- Bonding metal plates to one another.
- Attaching metal wear strips to various other materials.
- Fastening and securing metal components on boats and in the transport industries.
- Model making and craft.
Not sure if this is the best glue for you, we really reccomend checking out our Guide to Super Glues and the fantastic Weicon Adhesive Finder Tool which is also available as a free app for iOS and Android.
Where should I keep the container if I don’t use it all at once?
Cyanoacrylates are best kept refrigerated (especially in Australia). Make sure the lid is on tight (air tight in fact) and keep the pen in the fridge is our suggestion. That’ll extend the usable life significantly.
What should I do to prepare the surface before I glue it?
Definitely make sure the bonding surfaces and clean, free of grease and dry (our Surface Cleaner or Cleaner Spray S may be ideal for this). Super glue will stick to anything and even a little bit of loose dirt or dust can get in the way of the glue reaching the desired surfaces.
If at all practical, try and roughen smooth surfaces a little (a little bit of sand paper will often do the job) as this significantly increases the surface area available for the glue to stick to and therefore ensure stronger bonds.
|Colour||Colourless / Clear|
|Initial Adhesion on Nora Test Rubber||10-60 Seconds|
|Full Cure||24 Hours|
|Viscosity (20°C Brookfield)||100-300 MPa|
|Continuous Temperature Resistance||-50°C to +80°C|
|Short-Term Temperature Resistance||+100°C|
|Max. Gap Covering Power||0.15mm|
|Potable Water||Not Approved|
|Food Applications||Not Approved|
|Shear Strength Adhesion to Sand-Blasted Steel||25 N/mm² (DIN 53283)|
|Shear Strength Adhesion to Rigid PVC||12 N/mm² (DIN 53283)|
|Shear Strength Adhesion to ABS||11 N/mm² (DIN 53283)|
|Shear Strength Adhesion to NBR||>8 N/mm² (exceeds strength of rubber) (DIN 53283)|
|Plastic||Compatible (High Surface Energy and Medium Surface Energy Plastics Only)|
|EPDM Rubber||Not Compatible|
|Balsa Wood||Not Compatible|
|Glass / Ceramic||Not Compatible|
For more technical details, use guidance and product details please see our Technical Data Sheet for VA Contact Gel Super Glue (located on the Media tab for this product).
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