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Forum topic by Dan Hux posted 10-19-2009 01:37 AM 1009 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Hux

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10-19-2009 01:37 AM

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I’ve never tried any test with glue, maybe some of you guys already know answer to this. Is best to glue wood before or after primer. I’ve done both, but never tested the holding power of the glue after applying it on top of primer. It would make since that the glue would work best when using it on wood to wood surface rather than primed surface to wood surface.

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#1 posted 10-19-2009 01:42 AM

Wood glue holding strength is tested on raw wood as a standard measurement. My thoughts that paint between the glue and wood could only make the joint weaker.

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 03:43 AM

Primer I believe acts as a sealer to seal the pores of the wood and with primer applied it would prevent or diminish the penetration of the glue into the pores which gives you a good bond.

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 03:47 AM

I’m with the rest of the group don’t use primer before gluing.

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