Immediately after applying
Immediately after applying glue to both the glass and the bail – and putting them together – pull them apart and let stand for 3 – 4 minutes. Then reattached and don’t even look at it for 24 hours.
E6000 is a silicon glue and, like all silicon glues, moisture helps it cure. Pulling the pieces apart briefly helps introduce moisture from the air into the glue and will help it set. Also, if you live in a particularly dry climate, curing the glue may take longer.
We use E6000 all the time for bails and (even with no roughing up) have had excellent results. The 24 hour rule is critical.
Helios Kiln Glass Studio