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Adding a new glue

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  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Adding a new glue
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, January 5, 2023 9:13 AM

I am adding a new glue to my glue palette.  I had been using two Locktite CA glues, their regular thin stuff and their Gel gap filling stuff.  But I wanted something in the middle- thicker than the thin, but not as thick as the gel.

I tried a bottle of JR Weld superglue and it is just what I was looking.  When bottle was empty I went out and bought a new bottle.  It is a pretty good general purpose CA glue.  The Goldilocks glue,

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 8, 2023 1:42 PM


       I normally use the Bob Smith Industries line. Thin, Thick, and Medium. They have refills too. Plus extra caps and tops in different colors you can get too. I think they might have a gel too. Right now I am in a tight spot, so I am using Loctite brand in the small blue bottle. Got it at Lowes.The thing is, on these common hardware store bottles, check them under a bright light. Some of the regular(Pacer products, " Super Glue") the bottles sometimes for $7.50s worth is only 15 Grams! Which is about a quarter of what the bottle COULD hold!

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, January 8, 2023 5:26 PM

Whoa, TB...that's A LOT of white space! Indifferent

Don, I appreciate the glue recommendation! Yes


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  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, January 9, 2023 6:53 AM

I'll add Gorilla Super Blue (not the gel) with the light blue cap to the list.  It is medium viscosity and requires no extra caps or tips.  I believe the bottle and cap are some type of polypropylene, and the cap has a built-in tip plug inside it.  Never gets stuck shut.  Tip never clogs.  Gorilla uses a really thick plastic for their bottles to prevent those pesky air molecules from finding their way through the bottle and shortening the life of what's inside.  Because of that, they partially fill the bottle, because it would be too difficult to squeeze if it was full.  They even added a "fill line" mark to the label on the bottle to tell people "yes, this is normal".  Again, been using the same bottle for years, and its not even close to being empty yet.

It works great at doing what super glue does, and also can be used as a filler for gaps, seams, and pin marks.  Does a much better job of all 3 things than putty, without the tedious putty,sand, repeat process...and doesn't get toxic green, red, or grey dust all over everything.  I put it on by itself on anything I want filled and let it cure overnight.  Then I scribble on the cured glue with a black sharpie (serves as a leveling indicator), and then wet sand with running water in the sink with progressively finer grits of micromesh until all of the black sharpie is gone.  Put primer on to check the fill job, and about 95% of the time, I can go right to paint.  If I see any remaining gaps I missed, there's no toluene in super glue, so I can dab some on right onto the primer with no undesireable effects. 


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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 9, 2023 10:27 AM


           I don't know how that happened either! Maybe I hit the wrong key too many times. ???? AHA ! I fixed it!


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