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AlanJ44

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05-24-2016 10:58 PM

Help! My brother builds and ships data cabinets and has enlisted me to repair this “shock proof” pallet.

He tells that that loose 2×8 and another one were GLUED to the syrofoam blocks then there two thin strips of plywood to tie the whole thing together that the pallet jack has to bump over.

My question: What type of glue would hold this together to make a cross country trip? I was thinking of PL400 from my high school construction job days. Anybody know a better solution?

As always, thanks in advance

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!


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woodworkerguyca

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#1 posted 05-25-2016 12:13 AM

Oh, I know this one!
Use Gorilla Glue.

In prior days I used to make all kinds of experimental radio controlled planes out of foam. There aren’t that many solid ways to bind a wooden motor stick to the foam to the foam. The strongest way I found was Gorilla Glue. Later I found low temp hot glue works “good enough” and is cheaper, but the Gorilla Glue works REALLY well.

More recently I’ve added a block of squishy foam, looked like the stuff pictured, between two pieces of plywood in order to isolate a go-pro from the vibration of a drone (cough quadcopter), although it did it’s job really well, it needed some string threaded around as strain relief to prevent the two pieces from pulling apart on landing.

Remember, water is the activator for Gorilla Glue, spray a little on the surface when it is really dry out. Spray more and it will expand to fill in large gaps.

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#2 posted 05-25-2016 01:35 AM

Oh, I know this one!
Use Gorilla Glue.

Thanks,,, I’ll stop at the big orange building and purchase a small bottle,

thanks big time

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#3 posted 05-25-2016 05:31 PM

Pliobond will stick to anything and is flexible.

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#4 posted 06-12-2016 07:51 PM

Thanks for the help, said pallet on its way to Montana….

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#5 posted 06-12-2016 09:22 PM

Pliobond and Gorilla are both brand names. They each make several different glues. Which ones???

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 06-28-2016 05:53 PM

I used “Original Gorilla Glue” with great success on this one time project.
I was sold when on the box in reads, ” Bonds virtually everything, Wood, Stone, Metal, Ceramic, Foam, Glass and more!

But I’m thinking both wood and foam are porous so this should be an easy fix.

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#7 posted 06-28-2016 05:58 PM

i had some gorilla glue #4 and it was a fantastic strain. Every time i have used gorilla glue it has been a terrible failed mess. i would consider 3m spray adhesive.

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#8 posted 06-29-2016 03:28 PM

There IS a bit of a learning curve with Gorilla Glue. I’ve made messes and ruined a couple of shirts. It’s hard to get of your hands too. I’m fussy as to where and when I’ll use it. It reminds me of spray foam used in insulating around doors and windows
On my old Fire Department, the racks that hold the tubes for fireworks were assembled with screws and Gorilla Glue…
It’s great stuff for appropriate uses…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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