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Review Of CLEAR Gorilla Glue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HK_User, May 22, 2020.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    This is the best new item I have found since the Old Super glue.
    I'll show the repairs which are varied and then a small statement about it.
    If you purchase this read the instructions before you use it.

    Both water jugs had holes and could not be repaired with epoxy.
    Simple to use and works.


    Epoxy failed to keep this little hole plugged.
    Gorilla Glue is on its 7th day and no leak.

    The water bottle on the left also had a cracked corner I did a double layer and all fixed.

    If you look up on the right you will see a small rust spot, This was caused by the steel leg of a table. The combination or steel to rubber is always hard to repair. Now no rusty floor.

    Cloth to cloth. Hat is a cotton and the embroidered patch is synthetic, repair one spot at a time or 25% for a full patch. Be sure and keep under compression for 2 hours or more, easy does it. DSCF5185.JPG

    This was a real winner,the original rubber pads wore away after 20 years and was the cause of various problems from the battery going suddenly to strange messages received.
    Just a simple dollop on the dampened spots and a 24 hour wait and now the two halves never touch. And that was the problem before as the top caused the key board to operate on its own do what ever it wanted.
    Works for me.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I discovered Gorilla glue several years ago, and I am a YUGE fan of their products!
    First, the WOOD GLUE is the strongest I have ever come across, it will not break or dissolve/break down, and glue joints are actually stronger then the material being bonded! Used to be TiteBond II was THE goto for professional grade wood glue, not any more!
    The Clear glue is simply awesome, it bonds things others will not, and the bond strength is second to none! Bonus is you can thin it like epoxy to get it to penetrate substrait or wood grain for a reinforced bond, and you can also add micro balloons to it as a filler to make super strong fillits! And, it can work like Bondo to fill gaps and depressions, but is MUCH stronger and has a longer service life!
    The "Expanding" brown glue is awesome, but you need to be careful what and how you use it, the foaming expansion can be a royal pain in the arse if your not careful! Short of using 3M's insanely strong aero-bond ( at a cost of $33.00 per 16 oz tube) Gorilla glue are simply the best!
    For construction use, We used to use Liquid Nails, and that was THE bonding agent to have for preventing squeaky floors and roofing issues, Not any more! IF your not using Gorilla glue, your really missing out! IF you need a super glue type glue, they are not quite there yet, especially the super high strength "Gap Filling" type, for that, you want BSI industries CA Max Strength glue that you can source at any decent hobby shop! Same if you want a Non Marine/automotive type epoxy, BSI is your best choice!
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  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup been through all them others too.
    The $8 dollar unit you saw on the frist picture has most likely saved me $500 or more. Just the two bottles were 16 a piece and useless with the holes.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
  4. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Fine Woodworking magazine did a pretty exhaustive and detailed test on a number of adhesives used in wood working like 6-9 years ago. Gorilla did not fair that well in all departments with wood and Titebond III was the winning glue for wood production.
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
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  5. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I saw a comparison of different glues on the utube a while back, , it was interesting to see the ways they tested them ,, and its been a while back,, and I do not remember who the winner was. But I have used Gorilla glue and have had good results with it. As Ura-ki said,,, if your using the foaming glue ,, make sure you have the parts clamped together good or it will spread out on you.
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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Being moisture activated is the key, use it as listed, clamp it as needed, let it set for 2 hours, let it cure for 24 hours as stated in the directions.
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
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  7. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey++

    Their tape is damn good too!
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  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Not to mention their door mats.
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  9. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Gorilla glue (expanding polyurethane) is used a lot in the Marine environment. But, not everywhere.


    how its done
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Much the same way Mobile Home Trailers are built.
    But without the stitching, lumber is placed on the walls and glued in place.
    Wall is raised and roof is built the same way and attached with some bits of cheap fasteners.
    Now you know why trailers are not storm proof.
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