Adhesives

Adhesives

Everything you need to dop a stone, create that piece of jewelry, seal cracks, and remove excess epoxy.

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Dop Station
SKU: 09-203
A nice and simple solution to working with dopping waxes has been developed just for lapidary! The DopStation is used for melting dop waxes with a custom calibrated ceramic heating element and then hold the wax at the proper working temperature. A lighted switch reminds you to turn it off when you are done! Also features a convenient tool and dop storage area and a wide lip on the rim to pre-heat your stones.
Price: $32.95
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Graves Leeco Brown Dop Wax
SKU: 08-612
Our Leeco brand brown dopping wax is simply the best there is. Made exclusively for lapidary work, our brown dopping wax is more adhesive and rigid than the black or green wax. Melting temperature is around 185 degrees. Sold in a 4 ounce pack of 3 sticks.
Price: $8.95
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Dop Wax
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Green Dop Wax is our most popular wax for dopping cabochons. Melts at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This specially formulated low temperature wax is ideally suited for heat sensitive stones such as Opals and Turquoise. Black Dop Wax is a wax with a higher melting temperature than the green dop wax. Recommended for use when greater holding strength is required. Stones have a lesser tendency to move or shift with this wax. Useful during grinding and polishing operations where increased pressure and heat may cause movement of the stone. Melts at 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Packaged in one pound boxes with 4 sticks per box.
Price: $19.50
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Stick Shellac
SKU: 08-609
Used primarily for dopping stones which are to be faceted. This high temperature shellac provides the extra holding power needed when faceting stones. The shellac is readily dissolved in alcohol, permitting the stones to be easily removed. Melts at 176 degrees Fahrenheit. Two bars per package, approximate size of each bar is 5/8 x 3/8 x 3 5/8.
Price: $15.35
Starbond Pure Super Glues. The Best Around! 1 oz.
SKU: 08-644
Industrial Strength: A very pure form of cyanoacrylate (instant glue). Oil is not added to lengthen shelf life (as many products do). You get SUPERIOR Bonds with Starbond adhesives. Starbond remains clear and will buff up to a high polish using the same things you use on gemstones. And yes Starbond has real good shear strength. Uses: mounting stones, fossil preparation, inlay, crack repair, doping cabs and faceted stones, repairing crystals, filling small holes in stone, treating porous gems and countless other applications. Storage: Place new, Unopened bottles in the refrigerator at or below 40 F. for extended shelf life. Store opened bottles at room temperature. 2 Oz. bottles have the longest shelf life at over 20 months!
Price: $5.95
Starbond Pure Super Glue - 2 ounce size
SKU: 08-645
Price: $7.95
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Starbond Thick - 1 oz. package
SKU: 08-646
Starbond Thick is known as the "gap filler" adhesive. Its high viscosity allows filling of large voids and gaps. Each drop of Starbond Thick remains stationary even when applied on downward sloping surfaces. Curing time is extended to give users longer positioning time for more precise bonding. Depending on the working material, bonding time may exceed more than two minutes. In all such instances, Starbond Accelerator is recommended to speed up bonding time.
Price: $5.95
Starbond Thick - 2 oz. package
SKU: 08-647
Price: $7.95
Starbond Accelerator
SKU: 08-650
A bond accelerator for all cyanoacrylate adhesives. Can be used before or after adhesive is applied. Especially useful when more than a drop or 2 of Hot Stuff is needed, as cyanoacrylate does not bond quickly in larger quantities. One spritz from the spray pump bottle is all that is needed. On close fitting parts, apply adhesive, then spray edge which will cause a chain reaction bond to occur. Use very small quantities to avoid causing the adhesive to turn white, and for economy.
Price: $5.95
Starbond DeBonder
SKU: 08-652
Used to dissolve and remove Starbond glue and other cyanacrylates. 2 ounce container.
Price: $5.95
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Epoxy 330 - 2 oz. package
SKU: 08-628
A water clear 2 part epoxy that takes a very high polish. Great for inlay work. Curing time is 1 hour at 700 F or 10 minutes at 2000 F.
Price: $4.75
Epoxy 330 - 4 ounce package
SKU: 08-629
4 ounce package size of the popular, water clear epoxy.
Price: $17.85
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5 Minute Epoxy
SKU: 08-625

Supplied In An Easy To Use Syringe Dispenser, this 2 part epoxy is extruded ready for mixing. Great for dopping stones, assembling jewelry and repairing antiques. Bonds to metal, wood, glass, plastics, stones etc. Dries clear.

Price: $11.95
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Opticon Fracture Sealer
SKU: 08-632
Seal fractures and pits in cut and uncut stones. Can be heated to create a highly penetrating fracture sealer to help strengthen the stone and help eliminate reflections. Kit contains 8 oz. resin and 1 oz. hardener.
Price: $21.95
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Attack Epoxy/Glue Solvent
SKU: 08-622
Dissolve epoxy cements with this liquid without harming most surrounding materials. Used to separate bonded parts such as stones from dops or remove excess epoxy. 8 oz. can.
Price: $13.35
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Alcohol Lamp
SKU: 08-607
Great for melting dopping wax and stick shellac. A "tilt type" alcohol lamp can be used from any angle. Heavy clear glass and nickel plated metal parts. Adjustable wick, wick cap and chain included.
Price: $8.75
Lamp Wicks
SKU: 08-608
Package of 1 dozen wicks for alcohol lamp.
Price: $4.95