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Gorilla Glue

Post by DETOUR22 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:50 pm



Just for the record, the instructions DO say to lightly dampen bonding surfaces with water.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 pm

did not do that, maybe that is why I thought it was piece of glorified advertising, and I threw the crap away.
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Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:03 pm

I've never used the stuff. There are far too many tried and true adhesives out there that I trust to try Gorilla Glue. Now there Gorilla tape on the other hand, that is some good stuff.
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Re: Gorilla Glue

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:54 pm

MikeB wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:03 pm
I've never used the stuff. There are far too many tried and true adhesives out there that I trust to try Gorilla Glue. Now there Gorilla tape on the other hand, that is some good stuff.
Gorilla Tape is good?
I bought some to help keep the RV's shower wall together.
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It peeled loose within a week.
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Re: Gorilla Glue

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 am

It definitely needs water to activate. It foams up to fill any voids, and puts out a bit of heat as it cures. But it is incredibly strong, an excellent bond.

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Post by dirtwinger » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:32 pm

I have used Gorilla Glue several times and have followed the "wetting" instructions implicitly. One application was to reattach a round, heavy, 12" marble table top to a brass stand. It remains holding tight in spite of several impacts.

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Post by Sadanorakman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:38 pm

I never understood the hype, until I tried it just this year... Bought the waterproof version...

I couldn't believe how this stuff bubbles up, filling voids... Excellent adhesion whilst gap filling... Just don't get it on your skin!

First time, I used way too much and it oozed out everywhere, sticking to everything!

Get it on your fingertips, and you're dropping stuff for the next two days, as you have an immovable layer of dry, smooth adhesive stuck like s**t to a blanket!

Seems to be very similar in make-up to expanding building foam, but without the propellant that makes the foam expand so vastly... Polyurethane based I think.
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Re: Gorilla Glue

Post by tamathumper » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:14 pm

Gorilla Glue is a slightly expanding polyurethane adhesive. It provides phenomenal bonding strength - I use it quite a bit when repairing furniture where there's a break with a small cross section, such as loose or broken chair legs or backs. It is especially good at expanding and bonding loose chair legs into their holes in old chairs, and they'll never, ever come out again, so make sure they're where you want them when it dries! The normal Gorilla Glue dries to a dark brown color when solid, and a light tan when expanded (note that it doesn't have much holding power when expanded), so take that into account when using it on woods that are extremely light or dark.

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Re: Gorilla Glue

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:36 am

You can sand it down if it expands out farther than you wanted.

You can also sand it (carefully) off your skin if you were not so careful in applying it.

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Re: Gorilla Glue

Post by themainviking » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:31 am

I do not see this mentioned, but Gorilla Glue now comes in a clear format as well.


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