Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gorilla Super Glue



Here is a product I tried and liked. For years I have used the cyanoacrylate based super glues for various little adhesive jobs both in the liquid and gel varieties. About a year ago I decided to try a new brand and have stayed with it. For all I know there may be a number of similar products which work just as well but this is just based on my experience.

What I like about its is it’s flexibility and viscosity.
It seems thicker that the liquid superglues I tried and not as thick as the gel. It sets quickly and is tough, probably related to its flexibility. The MSDS says it is ethyl cyanoacrylate. Its behavior is quite different from the Gorilla Glue polyurethane adhesive which I have used. The super glue doesn’t swell with a bubbly foam as it sets.

In the shop, loosening of wooden handles during the dry winter months is a well known problem. Soaking in linseed oil or antifreeze was my practice for years but I have switched to using the Gorilla Super Glue and have about one year of experience with that and plan to stay with the practice until I have a problem with it.

Product detail from http://gorillatough.com/glues/superglue/index.aspx

“You asked for it. Or maybe secretly wished for it. And now it's here. Introducing new Gorilla™ Super Glue, the first super glue that keeps holding strong, even when the bond takes a hit--we call it our Impact-Tough™ Formula. Just hold in place for 30-60 seconds while the formula sets, no clamping necessary. It's what makes Gorilla™ Super Glue, so, well, super....
• IMPACT STRENGTH– unique rubber particles increase impact-resistance and strength to handle everyday use after your repair or creation is set.
• WON'T CLOG – anti-clog tip with metal pin keeps nozzle clean.
• EASY TO USE – thick formula flows better for improved control. Dries in just 30-60 seconds, with no clamping.
• WHATEVER THE SURFACE– use on nearly anything, from wood, metal, ceramics, some plastics, rubber and a whole lot more!”

I think that pretty well says it.

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