rubber to steel - high temp adhesive
September 16, 2009 12:06 PM Subscribe
I need a recommendation for a particular adhesive. The application is to secure a synthetic rubber(not sure of exact composition) seal or gasket to smooth stainless steel that will remain at temperatures of at least 100C (212F) for 5+ hours at a time.
posted by well_balanced to home & garden (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am trying to re-affix the double wiper seal in the lid of my water distiller's boiling kettle. I have a small Kenmore branded water distiller
and after several years use, whatever adhesive was used to secure the gasket in the lid has failed and the gasket just falls out. The gasket itself seems to be in fine shape so I'd like to try just re-affix the gasket. This image shows the seal as it will be mounted
to the steel lid.
At minimum the steel is reaching 100C to boil water but the temps may in fact be higher so I would like something that could take high temps for the 5 hour distilling cycle. In addition, I would imagine the adhesive would need to be somewhat elastic to withstand small horizontal and vertical forces as the kettle lid is twisted then lifted to remove and replace for filling. Given that this is for use in water purification it seems wise to avoid anything too toxic.