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poopiekat

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1373 days ago

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#1) Hey, what happened to Gorilla glue in Canada? Why has polyurethane glues disappeared from the shelves here? Neither HD, Rona, or my favorite millwork/hardware place had a single bottle? Not even the Elmer’s version of Gorilla Glue??
And #2.) Where can I find 1000 grit sandpaper? Preferably waterproof, silicon carbide, stearated? Nobody has anything higher than #600 grit. An online source would be good, a Canadian online place would be even better!
thanks, all!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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8iowa

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#1 posted 1373 days ago

I like to use 400, 600, 800, and 1200 grits on glass for sharpening. I can’t find these at the big boxes. I haven’t had much luck at auto supply stores either.

You can order them from Highland Woodworking in Atlanta ( www.highlandwoodworking.com ). I often stop in there when traveling on I 75.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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poopiekat

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#2 posted 1373 days ago

Thanks, 8iowa! Looks like I could solve both of my dilemmas with an order there! I’ll give them a try…

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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GaryL

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#3 posted 1373 days ago

Try an auto body supplier. Sometimes an auto supply store will have a small section for auto body work. The 1000 is common for wet sanding (or color sanding) auto finishes before buffing.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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quartrsawn

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#4 posted 1373 days ago

Try Red Hill Corp. .... www.supergrit.com

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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sras

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#5 posted 1372 days ago

I found the finer grit sandpaper at a supply store for automotive finishes – all the way up to 2000 grit.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Moron

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#6 posted 1372 days ago

I bought one bottle of Gorilla glue in Canada, and to be honest…................it didnt work. Joint broke, dissappointing.

be careful with silicone carbide papers, some are arguementative with catalytic lacquers but are sold at CT and most automotive finsihing supply stores.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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shipwright

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#7 posted 1372 days ago

I don’t understand. I’m on Vancouver Island and we’ve got Gorilla glue at all the stores here. I know that for a fact because in the last week I’ve visited all of them looking for Urea Formaldehyde glue, which none of them had. They all had lots of PVA glues, polyurethanes and contact cements but as usual not what I was looking for. I finally found some UF at a marine supplier.

I buy wet / dry sandpaper at the local auto parts store up to 2000 grit.

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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racerglen

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#8 posted 1372 days ago

And if you REALY want a fine grit, Lee Valley’s got either pva backed or bare backed stuff that goes down to .05 microns !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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dusty2

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#9 posted 1372 days ago

Paul – are you using UF for an indoor or outdoor project. Also, is this an MDF project that you are working on.

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shipwright

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#10 posted 1372 days ago

Hi Dusty
It’s another veneered box, the successor to Oops! It is to glue the veneer to the MDF base. Problems I don’t know about? It’s a small enough project that I’m not worried about the gases. My other veneer projects have all developed tiny dips at veneer joints from the PVA glue receding. The Marquetry Society recommends a hard drying glue (UF) to beat the problem. I’m running a vacuum bag test right now to check effectiveness.

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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