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Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 03-31-2008 09:24 PM 2943 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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03-31-2008 09:24 PM

I received an 8 oz. bottle of Gorilla’s new natural color wood glue in the mail today. Don’t have any idea why Gorilla sent it to me but am certainly pleased to receive it and try it out. I love freebies!!!

I’ve been using Titebond for quite a while, usually Titebond II, and have been very happy with it.

Will certainly give this new glue a test and report the results here in a few weeks. Anyone else have any experience with this glue?

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".


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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-31-2008 09:28 PM

Wet one surface with water and apply glue to other surface.

Expect foam coming out of joint.

I don’t use it anymore. Mainly due to very short shelf life.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 09:33 PM

Gary, this isn’t their Polyurethane glue – it’s PVA like Elmer’s or Titebond. It’s natural colored, water cleanup, sandable/paintable.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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DannyBoy

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 09:33 PM

Stick with Titebond. It isn’t expensive and it works as good as almost anything else out there.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 09:41 PM

I’ve read a little about the new Gorilla PVA. It is supposed to be as good as Titebond, but with a shorter clamp time. Let us know how it works, Jim.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 11:19 PM

I smell a review coming!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Peter Oxley

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 11:42 PM

Hey, I got a free bottle today, too. The flyer inside invites you to join their “brand new community” online.

I’ve used the Gorilla Wood Glue before. The bottle indicates 20-30 minute clamp time, but I think that’s the same as Titebond II. 24 hours to full strength, like Titebond. The difference I noticed with Gorilla is the high initial tack and the short open time.

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Brad_Nailor

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#7 posted 04-01-2008 12:14 AM

Hey free is free. I would use it if they sent me a free bottle (hint hint). What kind of obscure, eclectic magazine subscription list are you and Peter on? Some kinda Glue of the month club? Next month CA…

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#8 posted 04-01-2008 06:56 PM

I agree with DannyBoy about Titebond, unless you can get the Gorilla for half the price.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 04-01-2008 07:16 PM

Well, here is what Popular Woodworking has to say:

http://blogs.popularwoodworking.com/editorsblog/New+PVA+Glue+From+The+Gorilla+Glue+Co.aspx

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 04-01-2008 07:23 PM

I’d opt for cheaper in this instance unless there is a PVA revolution Titebond is unaware of. I did read a funny story (well, funny might not be right word) about animals being attracted to the original Gorilla Glue. There is a component that apparently makes dogs think to eat it. Doesn’t work so well for the dog needless to say. You’ll now notice that they all sport an animal warning now.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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