I'll try the testing on a small piece and see what I get. I had thought of using brass nails/screws/braids on this project, but I had hoped to bypass this with the weatherproof glue (weatherproof, HAH!). So I guess it's back to the old drawing board, and testing scraps. Gee, I just hate it when what seems to be a good plan winds up with so many "human failures" (i.e., me). Oh well that's what I get for trying to finish this too fast.
Again, thanks for the info! And as always you're a VALUABLE resource and friend!!! Wick