Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Questions and Answers
Reload this Page >

How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

Notices
Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

Old 12-08-2003, 09:04 AM
  #1  
obolel
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY
Posts: 244
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

I would like to know what can I use to make Gorilla Glue ( or similar polyurethane glues, Elmer, etc ) thinner.

I use acetone for epoxy, works well.

Thanks in advance.
Old 12-08-2003, 09:09 AM
  #2  
CAPtain232
My Feedback: (40)
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Waynetown, IN
Posts: 2,476
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

Why do you want to?

Typically you can spread this stuff on so thin that weight is of very little issue. Also, I am not too sure if the glue will work properly if thinned.
Old 12-08-2003, 09:27 AM
  #3  
obolel
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Istanbul, TURKEY
Posts: 244
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

My intention is to use it as a filler glue in small openings, -not so tight fittings- . Original thickness sometimes is not enough for this, glue can not penetrate enough, begin to set and baloon.

By the way it is the strongest glue I have ever used, possibly as strong as epoxy, what do you think ?

Thanks for the help.
Old 12-08-2003, 12:09 PM
  #4  
Deadeye
Senior Member
 
Deadeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Dutton, MT
Posts: 4,516
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default RE: How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

Elmer's ProBond Polyurethane is thinner than Gorrila Glue, and just as strong. Mist with water to get more expansion.
Old 12-08-2003, 08:10 PM
  #5  
daven
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Waseca, MN
Posts: 8,455
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

Heating the bottle will thin it out. Soak in a bucket of hot water, or carefully heat with a heat gun. I always heat the bottle before using to make it less thick.
Old 12-09-2003, 05:06 PM
  #6  
Imac Kiwi
Senior Member
 
Imac Kiwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tg, NEW ZEALAND
Posts: 321
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: How do you thin Gorilla Glue ?

Down here we use 50% acetone and add a drop or 2 of water. This slows down the expansion rate resulting in a smaller cellular structure. Have had great success with this. Maybe try some samples and experiment with using it like a paint over thin balsa. You will be amazed at the extra strength for virtually no increase in weight.
Old 09-06-2019, 12:03 PM
  #7  
Sailingtignish
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Just added about 25ml of acetone to 2oz of gorilla glue (amber) worked really well for about 10 minutes and then the whole bottle started spewing foam .
Wasred 1/4 bottle of glue ,but answered a question I had about thinning the stuff��

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.