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02-01-2012 02:02 AM

Does anybody have any good tips on storing an open squeeze bottle of this stuff. Every time I open one, it goes bad pretty quick. I live in Texas. Thanks for any help.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 02:26 AM

Squeeze out as much air as possible, cap it, turn it upside down to store. I keep my Gorilla Glue upside down in a hole bored in a shelf.

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 03:08 AM

I have the same problem as madts. I think getting the air out (moisture) is the key. Moisture activates this stuff. The next thing I know I have a brick the shape of the bottle…..

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 05:33 AM

Most of these types of glues I’ve used states on the bottle to clean any residual glue off the tip with a dry cloth. Then you squeeze the bottle to get all the air you can out and while holding it like that, tighten the top onto it.
Using that procedure, I’ve never had any problems with it. I’ve got some that I’ve had over a year and it’s still good.


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#4 posted 02-01-2012 12:44 PM

Would the glue bottle reviewed here be of any use ?

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 03:49 PM


The drip less glue bottle is great for regular wood glues. With the polyurethane glues it allows moisture at both ends of the glue volume. The best thing to do is squeeze the bottle to get a much air out as possible and store it up side down.

-- Chris K

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 04:17 PM

I wrote a comedic article a few years back about trying to thin out a bottle of it. Could not find the piece I wrote, y’all are spared!

Suffice to say, I ended up with one hell of a mess.

I buy the smallest bottle now. And I will buy the smallest bottle again in about a year, when this one is thick.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 04:45 PM

Agree with getting as much air out of the bottle as possible. I’ve had bottles last a long time when I remove the air.

You could also try displacing the air with CO2. Products like Bloxigen work but can get pricy. I picked up a CO2 inflator for bike tires and put a 6” hose off of the nozzle on it. Put the hose in the bottle of glue, can of finish or bottle of wine, : ) and give it a few shots of the CO2. It works well. The replacement cartridges are pretty cheap when I buy in bulk on amazon.

-- ~~ John . . . . . . . . . Against the Grain Woodworking & Design, LLC

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 05:18 PM

How does the wine taste? I just lost interest in the glue.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 06:43 PM

”Does anybody have any good tips on storing an open squeeze bottle of this stuff.”

Yeah….in the trash LOL

That stuff is a joke. I only buy and use if others don’t work, like gluing something to stone. But then again, I have epoxy for stuff like that, so poly glue has no place in my shop :)

-- Childress Woodworks

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#10 posted 02-01-2012 06:47 PM

Store it? Use it once and throw the rest away as Childress said. I looked at my small bottle after opening this posting. It was solid. I’m sure that there might be a use for the stuff, but I won’t be buyin’ it again. The GG PVA glue is some good stuff. Pretty quick “grab” time.


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#11 posted 02-01-2012 06:49 PM

just cap it and upside down as said before….if starting from new the you won’t need to get the air out as long as it always upside down

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#12 posted 02-01-2012 09:18 PM

Poly glue and BLO share the characteristic of no legitimate use in woodwork. Nyuk-nyuk

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 07:07 AM

My grandfather showed me a trick with photo developing chemicals which also react to open air. He showed me that if I squeeze all the air out of the bottle and as the bottle begins to suck air back in, blow into it thereby replacing all the air with CO2. Its what I’ve done with my Gorilla Glue bottle and seems to have worked for me.

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#14 posted 02-03-2012 07:23 AM

Johnny, you might want to keep track of which cartridges you buy. Bicycle ones are the best being pure CO2 but tend to be more expensive. The cheaper ones tend to be for pellet guns and contain an oil that helps to keep the seals lubricated. They aren’t recommended for bicycle tubes since they can be damaged somehow. Don’t know if the oils will also effect the glue if you use too much on one bottle.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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