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Forum topic by Jimothy posted 02-27-2016 10:01 PM 480 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jimothy

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02-27-2016 10:01 PM

I mixed it 50/50 as per the specifications, it was translucent when applied but has dried black. On the gorilla glue site it says it should dry clear. Any ideas?


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#1 posted 02-27-2016 11:48 PM

Was it laying on iron like your saw top? Many glues turn black where they contacted iron while curing.

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#2 posted 02-28-2016 12:02 AM

No it wasn’t. It was laying on my bench.

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#3 posted 02-29-2016 04:36 AM

what kind of woods are being glued?

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#4 posted 02-29-2016 08:47 PM

It was an inlay consisting of walnut, cedar, maple, wenge, glued into a piece of birch.

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#5 posted 03-01-2016 02:10 AM

Walnut and wenge may may have been the culprit. Oil from them could have leeched into the glue. You could experiment with this some and see what happens, I have not but I have seen walnut make a tranlsucent dring glue turn brown in color. Twice to my surprise.

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