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Old 10-31-2006, 11:01 PM
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Default Possible Gorilla Glue substitute?

I have never used Gorilla Glue. I have seen many posts though about builders using it.

Today, I was at my local home improvement store and after getting what I went there for I was just wandering around looking at stuff and came across the adhesives. They had Gorilla Glue so I thought about buying a bottle. Then I noticed another brand, that had the same color as the G-glue and the label expressed the same type uses. It is "Elmers Ultimate" glue. It was also $5 less for an 8 ounce bottle. It is made in USA, versus G-glue being made overseas. So I bought it.

Has anyone else used it? How does it compare to the Gorilla brand?

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I have a bottle of Elmer's Pro Bond Ultimate, so it is probably the same stuff. Mine is definitely PU glue, anyway. I used it to glue my workbench top together and it worked fine. Terry Brox uses it exclusively for sheeted wings and has no issues with it, use it with no worries and enjoy the savings. Terry's wing construction page:

http://www.mackrc.net/patternwings2/index.htm


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Same stuff.
I use it all the time.[sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:36 AM
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What they said.
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Elmer's poly is all I've ever used. Gorrila glue is overpriced.
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Tom, remember asking what was growing out of the Predator wing? Be carefull with how much you use and how much water you kick it with.
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I'll have to try that stuff. This is what I look at this forum for. New ideas great advise. Good post[8D]
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Tom, remember asking what was growing out of the Predator wing? Be carefull with how much you use and how much water you kick it with.
That stuff was Elmer's Ultimate Glue?? [X(][X(]
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Like I said, be carful how much glue you use and how much water you kick it with. I expected it to bubble out a little bit but that was over the top.I usually tape over the joint for things like that to force the foaming action into all the nooks and crannies, especially with foam. You will need to clamp all your parts quite firmly as the cure action will actually move the parts apart.
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Like I said, be carful how much glue you use and how much water you kick it with. I expected it to bubble out a little bit but that was over the top.I usually tape over the joint for things like that to force the foaming action into all the nooks and crannies, especially with foam. You will need to clamp all your parts quite firmly as the cure action will actually move the parts apart.
It pays to experiment with this glue. Try using it at different room temperatures. You can also control the foaming by water spritzing during the cure time. Try several beads on just a scrap piece of cardboard, spritzing each beed differently. Hit one of the beads with your heat gun (don't get too hot) about an hour into the cure time, and watch it GROW before your eyes. After a little experimenting, you will really get a 'feel' for this glue. I started using it on coroplast planes several years ago. I've gone through a dozen 8 ounce bottles at least since then.
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Yeah, I use the little bottles now too. It seems the last 20% always kicks off inside the bottle for me. No matter what size the bottle is. I figure I waste a little less with the smaller bottle and it fits on my bench a little better. Also the tall bottle is high enough that when I have a wing/fuse in the cradle it hits the model as I swing things around. The little ones are low and don't get in the way.
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