UV6800 glue review

Product category: Industrial Adhesive
Brand: Eclectic Products, Inc.
UV-6800 is a high-performance industrial adhesive that can bond a range of materials like ceramic, wood, glass, fiberglass, concrete, and metal, among others. It is considered to be ideal for marine and other outdoor applications for its ability to resist yellowing, but is it worth buying? Let’s talk about it. 

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SaleBestseller No. 1
UV6800 260011 Industrial Adhesive, 3.7 fl oz Clear
  • UV resistant – resists yellowing and cracking when used outdoors
  • Tough – 2x stronger and 60x more flex than polyurethane
  • Non-flammable once cured, temperature resistant – unaffected by extreme heat or cold once cured
  • Chemical resistant – safe for applications exposed to dilute acids and dilute caustics, paintable – paint to match surrounding area
  • Waterproof – can be submerged in fresh and salt water after complete cure, flexible – excellent for bonding items subject to vibration
SaleBestseller No. 2
E6000 262011 10-Ounce UV-6800 UV Resistant Formula, Clear - 12 Pack
  • UV resistant resists yellowing and cracking when used outdoors
  • Tough 2x stronger and 60x more flex than polyurethane
  • Non-flammable once cured, temperature resistant unaffected by extreme heat or cold once cured
  • Chemical resistant safe for applications exposed to dilute acids and dilute caustics, paintable paint to match surrounding area
  • Waterproof can be submerged in fresh and salt water after complete cure, flexible excellent for bonding items subject to vibration
Bestseller No. 3
E6000 230010 Craft Adhesive, 3.7 Fluid Ounces
  • Bonds to glass, wood, plastics, tin, metal, ceramic, cement, rubber, vinyl, leather, fabric and much more
  • Dries clear, paintable
  • Photo safe
  • Temperature resistant
  • Non-flammable once cured
Bestseller No. 4
CAT PALM B-7000 Adhesive, Multi-Function Glues Paste Adhesive Suitable for Glass,Wooden, Jewelery, 0.9 oz, 2 Packs
  • ★Using a needle design, can be opened after use, won't get gagging..Allows Small Adhesive drops for fine, Precise , Controlled and no mess Applications.
  • ★Multi Purpose,Able to permanently bond various materials.Suited for Smart Phone,Jewelry,Electronic Components,Toys, Metal, Glass, Rubber, Fiber, Paper, Ceramics, Wood, Cloth, Textile, Nylon, PVC, Leather and other materials.
  • ★Impact resistance: Very high elasticity, can be stretched to its own length of 900% will not break, effectively bonding with the expansion of the material with the surface, improve the durability of the load bearing structure.
  • ★Sealing characteristics: sealed and isolated gas, liquid, air flow, in the underwater environment with plastic long-term to maintain excellent bonding strength.
  • ★Surface dry time:about 6 minutes.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Loctite IDH# 2474240 Construction Adhesive, Gray, 9 oz
  • Strongest bond to all materials even compared to PL premium
  • Remains solid and doesn’t develop air pockets, better resisting building material movement
  • Fast grab and is re-positional
  • Easy to gun in cold weather
  • No run-on
Easily the best part about this adhesive is how it resists weathering from UV radiation. Not only does the translucent adhesive resist yellowing, but it also stays flexible in cold temperatures, and doesn’t become brittle or crack. It will also maintain its strength when fully submerged in both fresh and saltwater after drying completely and it even can be painted to match its surroundings flawlessly. In fact, painting over it will increase its longevity further because it keeps it out of UV rays even more. Not only that, but it will bond to objects which vibrate frequently without any problems.  

Other Materials UV-6800 Can Bond With

While the materials listed at the beginning of this review are the materials that UV-6800 bonds with the best, but it can bond to more than those, just not as strongly. So to recap, the materials UV-6800 bonds with the best are ceramic, wood, glass, fiberglass, concrete, and metal, but it will also bond well with most plastics, vinyl, rubber, and leather. The bond will still be strong with these materials, you will likely just need to reapply the adhesive sooner. 

How to Best Apply UV-6800

What You Need to Know Before You Buy UV-6800

UV-6800 contains the chemical perchloroethylene, which is harmless when exposed to in small amounts but can be dangerous if ingested, causing irritation to the skin, eyes, throat, nose, and even the respiratory system. Enough exposure can even cause unconsciousness and death, so be sure to keep it out of reach of children. 

Other Important Things to Note

If you get UV-6800 on a surface you don’t want it on, do not try to remove it with things like water, antifreeze, motor oil, or sodium chloride, they will not work. If you want to dissolve UV-6800 you can use chemicals such as Chevron solvent 1100, gasoline, propyl acetate, and methylene chloride. However, it’s very important to know that these chemicals will not dissolve UV-6800 instantaneously. You may need to wait several hours, up to a day to be able to separate the adhesive from the surface it’s on, depending on how dry and thick it is.
Overall, this is a great product, especially for those who need a reliable adhesive in the outdoors, since it is UV resistant and bonds materials like wood and fiberglass so well. 
UV-6800 lasts a long time and will keep for 2 years so long as it is stored in a dry place between  50 and 80 °F (10 and 27 °C). Some users online have gotten even longer use out of their UV-6800, so just make sure you store it correctly and you will be able to use it for a long time. 
It takes just about 4 minutes to become tacky after application, but for it to dry fully depends on how much was applied. A thin film will take around 24 hours, whereas a thin film can take anywhere from 48-72 hours to cure completely. 
UV-6800 is one of the best adhesives for handling a wide range of temperatures as it can withstand temperatures from -40 to 150 °F (-40 to 66 °C). Really it can be used in any climate and an unopened tube can even be frozen and thawed and still work properly.
Yes, absolutely. UV-6800’s ability to resist cracking or becoming brittle makes it perfect for bonding surfaces together which are used regularly. 
Yes, it can. UV-6800 works very well on fabric, but it is important to know that if you do use UV-8600 on fabric, you must not dry clean it as the chemicals used in the dry cleaning process can dissolve the adhesive and the items will fall off. 
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Woman using a gluestick

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