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Gorilla glue
Posted by HEAVYGUNS155 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 2:22 PM

Has anyone used Gorilla glue on resin kits vs super glue

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Posted by ejhammer on Sunday, March 04, 2018 3:47 PM
What kind of Gorilla glue? There is Gorilla CA, gorilla polyurethane, gorilla epoxy and more.

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Posted by HEAVYGUNS155 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 3:57 PM

It says clear Gorilla glue

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:59 PM

Gorilla Glue is a polyurethane glue and it expands as it cures. It takes a while to cure and it must be clamped as it cures. It may ooze out of the joint as it expands. It is nothing like super glue which cures quickly, does not expand and does not require clamping.

Gorilla Glue was initially created to glue wood together because it moves into the pores of the wood as it expands. I do not know if it works with nonporous materials.

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Posted by damouav on Monday, March 05, 2018 12:43 AM

JohnnyK

Gorilla Glue is a polyurethane glue and it expands as it cures. It takes a while to cure and it must be clamped as it cures. It may ooze out of the joint as it expands. It is nothing like super glue which cures quickly, does not expand and does not require clamping.

Gorilla Glue was initially created to glue wood together because it moves into the pores of the wood as it expands. I do not know if it works with nonporous materials.

If your after an alternative you could try Epoxy, other wise stick with super glue.

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Posted by EdGrune on Monday, March 05, 2018 5:14 AM

JohnnyK

Gorilla Glue is a polyurethane glue and it expands as it cures. It takes a while to cure and it must be clamped as it cures. It may ooze out of the joint as it expands. It is nothing like super glue which cures quickly, does not expand and does not require clamping.

Gorilla Glue was initially created to glue wood together because it moves into the pores of the wood as it expands. I do not know if it works with nonporous materials.

 

Clear Gorilla glue is non-foaming. It is listed for use on non-porous surfaces like glass.  Like the original gorilla glue it is water activated,  apply glue to one surface and dampen the otheR. Clamp together.  That is the kicker, many models do not have good surfaces where firm clamping will not do damage

Setup time is listed as 2 hours with full cure in 24 hours.   That day’s delay might make you want to stay with epoxy or CA.  

I have used original foaming gorilla glue in attaching threaded brass screw inserts into a resin sub hull.  Squeeze out was acceptable as I was going to sand.  I didnt have any epoxy at the time and the time factor was not important.   It did make a good firm attachment point for mounting

Google ‘clear gorilla glue’ for instructions & specifications. 

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