Two "Which Glue?" questions

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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 06-03-2013 04:07 PM 952 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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06-03-2013 04:07 PM

1. Which wood glue dries the clearest?

2. What adhesive will best joint wood to plexiglas (polystyrene)?

Thanks kindly,


-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 04:18 PM

Maybe there are others who will disagree, but to me the answer to both of those questions is CA (cyanoacrylate) glue. Also called Super glue commercially. I use this glue in turning pens, and it dries 100% clear, is very adhesive to wood, and will certainly grip plexiglass. Depends on how porous the wood is that you’re trying to adhere to I guess. Maybe someone knows better than me.

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 05:12 PM

Agreed, CA is the clearest glue I’ve used.


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#3 posted 06-03-2013 05:40 PM

What is the application? If you are applying a top to a wooden base, the glass industry uses these adhesive buttons that stick well to finished wood. The are a good look under a clear top from the uniformity of the button

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 05:46 PM

White glue dries clear, do a test and see what you think Lee. White glue is what I use when I glue have to glue pieces that have already been finished.

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 07:59 PM

Weldbond dries nice and clear.

Plexi IIRC you can use Future Acylic floor finish as a cement.

But do you need a flexable joint with the plexi ? The Lexel maybe a better choice.

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#7 posted 06-03-2013 09:29 PM

1. Epoxy
2. Epoxy

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